My Christmas Card competition is now open and offering an early dose of Christmas cheer for all the Primary School students in the Baulkham Hills electorate.

I am offering a $100 Toys”R”Us voucher as the prize for his Annual Christmas Card Competition.

Christmas always brings an air of excitement, and this is a great way to extend the excitement of the season just a little more.

All entries will be on display in my office after the winner is selected.

It will be a wonderful opportunity for the artistic abilities of our local students to be on display for all our community to see.

I am very much looking forward to seeing the wonderful colour and creativity our students can produce for the festive season.

The theme for the competition will be “The Nativity”.

The competition is open to Primary Schools within the Baulkham Hills electorate, including:

• Baulkham Hills North Public
• North Rocks Public
• Christ The King Primary School
• Our Lady of Lourdes Baulkham Hills South • Crestwood Public
• St Gabriel’s School For Hearing Impaired
• Excelsior Public
• St Michaels Baulkham Hills
• Jasper Road Public
• West Pennant Hills Public School
• Kellyville Public School
• St Angela’s School
• Matthew Pearce Public
• Murray Farm Public School

Entries are now open and will close Friday 21st October.

The winner will be chosen by my wife, Nicole, and the winning design, to be printed on my official Parliamentary Christmas Cards, will include the student’s name and school.

The winning student will be presented with their prize by Nicole and I in November, depending on school availability for an assembly.

Please send entries by post to Suite 1, 25-33 Old Northern Road, Baulkham Hills 2153.


You can now nominate worthy community activists for the 2017 Tom Harvey Citizenship Award.

The Tom Harvey Citizenship Award, administered by the Commonwealth Day Council of NSW, recognises the outstanding contribution of young Australians who have assisted in the development of other young people and their families by providing better opportunities through literacy, education or employment programmes.

Previous award winners have helped the community by building operating theatres, built learning centres, undertaken environmental rehabilitation programmes and established mentoring programmes in indigenous communities.

Nominees must be Australian citizens aged between 15 and 30 and demonstrate their achievements reflecting the aims of the Australia Youth Trust.

The Award will be presented at the annual Commonwealth Day lunch, to be held at NSW Parliament House on 13 March 2017.

Nominations close on Friday, 25 November.

For more information and nominations forms, visit www.


The Baulkham Hills community will share in a $5 million program to install school zone flashing lights where schools have multiple busy entrances, and have higher road safety risks.

Baulkham Hills will see six additional sets of flashing lights installed to improve road safety for children travelling to and from school.

Model Farms High School, Christ the King School, Crestwood High School, St Michaels primary School, Jasper Road Public School, Matthew Pearce Public School and Murray Farm Public School will all benefit from the rollout.

This will build on the NSW Government’s initial rollout which ensured all eligible schools across NSW had at least one set of flashing lights.

Children are some of our most vulnerable road users, and we know school zone flashing lights are an effective way of warning drivers and riders to slow down to improve safety.

All eligible schools with multiple busy entrances were consulted in the process of selecting school zones for this program.

The new locations for school zone flashing lights were selected by a risk assessment model which takes into account a number of factors including approach speed, pedestrian numbers, traffic volumes, and heavy vehicle traffic volumes.

Flashing lights are funded through the Community Road Safety Fund, where all speed and red light camera fines go directly towards vital road safety programs.

School zones are enforced on government gazetted school days to ensure operation dates and times are consistent and easy to follow.

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