Thomas GeorgeMember for Lismore- State Matters
Phone: 6621 3624
Fax: 6622 1403
Address: PO Box 52, Lismore, NSW, 2480
Local firefighters helping across NSW
Whilst recently visiting Narrabri in NSWs south west I was pleased to catch up with local firefighters who are helping in the effort to contain this summers early fires. Thank you to all of the local volunteers who have taken time away from their jobs and families to help.
Commonwealth Day 2006
Each year Observance of Commonwealth Day celebrations are held in London and each Member of Parliament has the opportunity to nominate a potential participant from their electorate, who may be in London on March 12 2007. Nominees should be within the approximate age of 18 to 25, have shown an interest in Commonwealth and parliamentary affairs, displayed potential leadership qualities and already have plans to be in London or nearby on Commonwealth Day. Plans include discussion on the Commonwealth, presence at the Observance Ceremony in Westminister Abbey (attended by Her Majesty the Queen) and visits to the Houses of Parliament. Any travel and accommodation costs involved would be the responsibility of the nominee. Closing date is January 15 2007.
Drought Proofing NSWT
he NSW Liberal/Nationals announcement of its $1 billion Drought Proofing NSW Fund will provide for well overdue investment in dams and recycling and will be welcomed across this region.
The Fund will provide funding for projects across NSW including stormwater harvesting, large scale recycling, repairing ageing infrastructure such as leaky pipes, and dam enhancement.
The Fund is in addition to existing expenditure and commitments on water, such as the doubling of the rainwater tank rebate.
Karen, Bronwyn, Kirsten, Christine and I extend seasons greetings for a safe, happy and holy Christmas. I trust everyone will be blessed with good health for 2007.
Our office will be closed from 12 noon on Friday, December 22, until 9am on Tuesday, January 2.