LOCAL POLITICS | ROBYN PRESTON MP

ROBYN PRESTON MP
ROBYN PRESTON MP

Robyn Preston MP invites RSL sub-branches, community groups, schools and Councils across Hawkesbury to apply for a grant to restore or repair a local war memorial including statues, honour rolls and memorial halls which commemorate the Anzac legacy through the Community War Memorials Fund. Grants of up to $2,000 can also be considered for activities that support the wellbeing of veterans through the Anzac Community Grants Programme. Applications close on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2019. For more information please visit https://veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au

As a further reassurance of the NSW Government’s commitment to protecting people, property, animals and the bush, a new $26.3 million dollar 737 Large Air Tanker (LAT) will be permanently based at the Richmond RAAF Base. The Marie Bashir LAT, named in honour of former Governor of NSW – Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO, is a specially commissioned plane that can drop 15,000 litres of fire suppressant and can also carry 72 firefighters.

As part of the NSW Government’s further commitment to the safety of our community, Brigade Captains from Wilberforce, St Albans and Ebenezer recently accepted the keys to three vehicles worth more than $370,000.

Farmers have rights too and the recently introduced legislation by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government which is due to be considered by the Legislative Council shortly, introduces the toughest penalties in Australia including up to three years jail time for anyone trespassing on a farmer’s property. This is more proof that this State Government recognises an individual’s rights through the “Right to Farm” legislation.

Did you know that there is a new MyHousing app? This app is a simple way for housing tenants to manage their details and view their accounts, including rent and water, as well as make payments, lodge maintenance requests and view transaction records. The MyHousing app is available for free download from the App Store (IOS) and Google Play (Android).

For more information, visit: https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/myhousing/ services#myhousingapp