2015 NEWS RELEASES

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DECEMBER 2015


COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP PRESENTATIONS
Daryl Maguire MP Member for Wagga Wagga today announced three successful projects approved under the State Government's Community Building Partnership Programme.  Read more
WAGGA WAGGA COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR GOVERNMENT SAFETY FUND
Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Andrew Gee MP today joined local MP Daryl Maguire to meet with community representatives to discuss how the local community can benefit from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government's $10 million Community Safety Fund.  Read more
LOCKHART SHIRE COUNCIL AND WAGGA WAGGA WRITERS WRITERS AWARDED ART FUNDING INJECTION
Lockhart Shire Council and Wagga Wagga Writers Writers have together been awarded a total of $5,100 in NSW Government funding for their local projects.  Read more
STAGE TWO WORK COMPLETED ON $4.4 MILLION STURT HIGHWAY UPGRADE NEAR WAGGA WAGGA
A $4.4 million road safety upgrade on the Sturt Highway near Kings Road, west of Wagga Wagga will benefit road users before the end of the year. Read more

NEW POLICE RECRUITS FOR WAGGA WAGGA COMMUNITY
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today welcomed two probationary constables to the Wagga Wagga electorate who were among the more than 100 new NSW Police Force recruits to be formally sworn in at the Police Academy in Goulburn this morning. Read more
MORE LEGAL AID LAWYERS TO MAKE JUSTICE FASTER
More in-house Legal Aid NSW lawyers will make access to justice faster in areas across New South Wales, including in the Wagga region, Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire and Attorney General Gabrielle Upton today announced. Read more
MAJOR DISTRICT COURT FUNDING BOOST
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire and Attorney General Gabrielle Upton have announced a comprehensive $20 million package to slash the NSW District Court backlog by more than 600 criminal trials over the next two years. Read more
EXTRA TIME TO APPLY FOR FIXING COUNTRY ROADS FUNDING
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today encouraged Regional Councils to get their Expressions of Interest (EOI) in for Round Two of Fixing Country Roads , highlighting the EOI closing date has been extended and will wrap up one week from today. Read more
WAGGA WAGGA AIRPORT PROJECT SET FOR TAKE OFF
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today announced that Wagga Wagga Regional Airport has secured $4 million in funding to support vital infrastructure upgrades. Read more
HELP SHAPE DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE SUPPORT
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire has called on the local community to help shape domestic and family violence (DFV) reform in NSW to better target perpetrators and improve support for victims. Read more
WAGGA WAGGA ELECTORATE CELEBRATES Don't DIS my ABILITY CAMPAIGN
Daryl Maguire MP today encouraged communities in the Wagga Wagga electorate to think and act inclusively as part of the NSW Government's annual Don't DIS my ABILITY campaign. This campaign runs from 30 November to 13 December and celebrates the diversity and ability of people with a disability. Read more
TASTE RIVERINA FESTIVAL & BATLOW CIDER FEST TO BENEFIT FROM NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING
Local member for Wagga Wagga Mr Daryl Maguire today announced that Taste Riverina Festival and Batlow Cider Fest will receive NSW Government funding under the 2016 Regional Flagship Events Program, which aims to increase visitation to the fabulous festivals of regional NSW. Read more


NOVEMBER 2015


WORK BEGINS ON WAGGA WAGGA'S NEW NSW AMBULANCE STATION
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today turned the first sod on Wagga Wagga's new $4.4 million Ambulance Station. Read more...
WAGGA WAGGA CELLIST AWARDED NSW REGIONAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP
Wagga Wagga cellist Clare Brassil has been awarded one of the NSW Government's two $50,000 Regional Arts Fellowships for 2015, Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire announced. Read more...
LOCAL SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today encouraged local sporting clubs to apply for the NSW Government's Local Sport Grant Program when applications open next week, to get more locals involved in sport and recreation activities. Read more...
FUNDING BOOST FOR WAGGA WAGGA PRESCHOOLS
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today announced all preschools in Wagga Wagga will receive a 2.5 per cent increase in funding in 2016 and may be eligible for bonus payments of up to 5 per cent. Read more...
LOCALS URGED TO CHECK POOL FENCES ON SUMMER SAFETY SUNDAY
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire has urged local homeowners to check their backyard pool and spa for potential safety hazards in the lead up to summer. Read more...
NEW "PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" TOOLKIT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire said teachers and students will be given the means to recognise and act on domestic violence with a new 'toolkit' for the mandatory Year 7 to 10 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) syllabus from Term 1 in 2016. Read more...
AGENTS ENCOURAGED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON REAL ESTATE TRAINING
Property agents Wagga Wagga are being encouraged to have their say on training and professional standards in the property industry. Read more...
WAGGA WAGGA ELECTORATE A WINNER FROM NSW GOVERNMENT RACING TAX CUTS
Murrumbidgee Turf Club will receive a major boost in prize money thanks to the NSW Government's legislation to match NSW's wagering tax rates with Victoria's. Read more...
WAGGA WAGGA STARS SHINE IN SCHOOLS SPECTACULAR
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today congratulated local students who will showcase their talents in this year's Schools Spectacular in the Qantas Credit Union Arena. Read more...
TRADE TALKS IN WAGGA WAGGA
Member for Wagga Wagga welcomed the arrival today of the NSW Government's Trade and Investment Commissioners to discuss opportunities to develop export sales through Wagga's agricultural and education industries. Read more...

WAGGA WAGGA COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO NOMINATE FOR 2016 NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today said the search has begun for outstanding Wagga Wagga women to be recognised, with the nominations for the fifth annual NSW Women of the Year Awards now open. Read more...
NOT-FOR-PROFIT ACCOMMODATION SUBSIDIES TO INCREASE
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today welcomed the NSW Government's commitment to boost Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) rebates for patients accessing not-for-profit accommodation. Read more...
NEW RECRUITS JOIN FIREFIGHTING RANKS
After weeks of gruelling training, 23 recruit firefighters were yesterday welcomed into the ranks of Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) at a special ceremony at the State Training College at Alexandria. Read more...
FUNDING BOOST TO TURN DISTRICT HOUSING INTO HOMES
Our local community groups, councils, charities and private organisations can apply for grants of up to $50,000 to create stronger social housing communities, Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire announced today. Read more...
COMMUNITY SAFETY FUND
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire is calling on the local community to develop their innovative ideas to reduce crime and stamp out anti-social behaviour by applying for access to the NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund. Read more...
LOCAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANTS ANNOUCED FOR WAGGA WAGGA
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today announced the names of successful local applicants for the 2015 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants. Read more...
$186,500 NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING INJECTION FOR WAGGA WAGGA
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today announced Wagga Wagga Art Gallery will receive $65,000 and the Museum of the Riverina Wagga Wagga will receive $75,000 in arts funding over the next three years to engage and build more audiences. In addition, Wagga Wagga Writers Writers Inc (Booranga Writers' Centre) will receive $46,500 in arts funding in 2016. Read more...
PENS DOWN FOR 2015 HSC STUDENTS
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire has congratulated the 936 local HSC students as exams draw to an end. Read more...
WORK CONTINUES ON $1.6 MILLION UPGRADE FOR OLYMPIC HIGHWAY AT VERDALE
Roads and Maritime Services is continuing work on a $1.6 million project to widen and reshape the Olympic Highway at Verdale. Read more...
WALK TO WORK
Member for Wagga Wagga Mr Daryl Maguire has called on people across the Wagga Wagga electorate to take the healthy option and walk to work on Friday November 13. Read more...

WAGGA WAGGA ELECTORATE RECEIVES $1.6 MILLION SHARE OF RFS FUNDING FOR BUSHFIRE PROTECTION
New Rural Fire Service (RFS) fire trucks will be delivered as part of Wagga Wagga electorate's share of $1.6 million in bushfire protection for the community. Read more...
 


OCTOBER 2015

CALL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO APPLY FOR PREMIER'S ANZAC AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
Member for Wagga Wagga Mr Daryl Maguire is calling on young people in the Wagga Wagga electorate to enter this year's Premier's Anzac Ambassadors Program for an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of heroes. Read more...

TENDER ANNOUNCED FOR NEW WAGGA WAGGA AMBULANCE STATION
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today announced Zauner Constructions had been selected to build the new $4.4 million Wagga Wagga Ambulance Station. Read more...

NSW INVESTS AN ADDITIONAL $113 MILLION MORE IN STUDENTS WHO NEED IT MOST
Wagga Wagga public schools will benefit from a share of the record $113 million in additional funding announced by the NSW Government to support public school students who need it most. Read more...

GRANDPARENTS DAY - CELEBRATING A SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire and Minister for Ageing John Ajaka today encouraged families to celebrate the significant contribution made by grandparents and older Australians across NSW this Grandparents Day, to be held on Sunday 25 October. Read more...

NSW SAFETY ROADMAP TO GUIDE THE WAY
SafeWork NSW has Wagga Wagga businesses to help develop a new vision for healthy and safe workplaces in NSW, Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire announced. Read more...

CLAMPING DOWN ON REAL ESTATE UNDERQUOTING - GREAT PROTECTION FOR WAGGA WAGGA HOMEBUYERS
Homebuyers across the Wagga Wagga Electorate will have greater protection when purchasing a property, with strengthened laws set to clamp down on real estate underquoting passing NSW Parliament this week. Read more...

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today welcomed the NSW Government's announcement of a $60 million package to target perpetrators and support women, men and children who have experienced domestic and family violence (DFV). Read more...


FUTURE SECURE FOR WAGGA WAGGA NSW TRUSTEE AND GUARDIAN
The NSW Government will transform NSW Trustee and Guardian (NSWTG) to secure its future and ensure vulnerable people get access to better service, Attorney General Gabrielle Upton and Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today announced. Read more...

Uranquinty Community Safety Group wins inaugural 'Get Ready' Community Award
Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Services and Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire has congratulated Uranquinty Community Safety Group for winning the Inaugural 'Get Ready' Community Award for their work developing and implementing a whole-of-town emergency plan. Read more...

TENDERS TO FIGHT ICE ADDICTION IN SOUTHERN NSW NOW OPEN
Member for Wagga Wagga Mr Daryl Maguire MP has encouraged local non-government organisations (NGOs) to apply for funding to enhance their treatment services to help people using ice and battling addiction. Read more ...
MORE THAN $1 MILLION WORK STARTS ON SNOWY MOUNTAINS HIGHWAY NEAR ADELONG
Road users are soon to benefit from an upgrade of the Snowy Mountains Highway about 20 kilometres west of Tumut, near Adelong, with work scheduled to start on Monday 12 October. Read more ...
CASEWORK SUPPORT WORKERS LIGHTEN THE LOAD FOR MURRUMBIDGEE
The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) has introduced four new Casework Support positions in Murrumbidgee, part of a landmark initiative to reduce the burden of administrative tasks placed on frontline caseworkers, announced Member for Wagga Wagga, Daryl Maguire. Read more ...


SEPTEMBER 2015

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN TOLLAND AND KOORINGAL ESTATES
An innovative social project has received $300,000 from the NSW Government to support social housing residents in Tolland and Kooringal, Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire announced today. Read more ...

DARYL MAGUIRE CONGRATULATES WAGGA WAGGA LOCAL ON STUDENT ACHIEVER AWARD
Recipients of the 2015 Minister's Student Achiever Awards in Tourism and Hospitality were honoured today at a special ceremony held at Parliament House in Sydney. Read more ...

OPENING NEW RIVERINA LLS OFFICE IN WAGGA WAGGA
Minister for Primary Industries, Land and Water, Niall Blair and Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire have today opened a new Local Landcare Services Riverina office in Wagga Wagga today. Read more ...

STRENGTHENING COURT SECURITY AT WAGGA WAGGA
Security at key courthouses across NSW will be further strengthened with the appointment of 48 Sheriff's Officers as part of the NSW Government's counter-terrorism response. Read more ...


LOCALS RECOGNISED IN AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUBLIC EDUCATION
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire has congratulated local recipients of the 2015 Minister's and Secretary's Awards, which cover a range of categories for outstanding contributions to public education. Read more ...
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMUNITY WAR MEMORIAL GRANTS
Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott and Daryl Maguire MP, Member for Wagga Wagga today encouraged veteran groups, community organisations and councils to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to protect war memorial s . Read more ...

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR LANDCARE COORDINATORS
Daryl Maguire MP Member for Wagga Wagga has encouraged local Landcare networks and community-based organisations to consider applying to host a Local Landcare Coordinator in their community. Read more ...

NSW AGED CARE REQUIREMENTS UNDER REVIEW
The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that residents of aged care facilities in NSW continue to receive safe and appropriate care, including high quality care as provided by registered nurses. I can confirm that under the Aged Care Act 1997 , the Commonwealth Government is responsible for residential aged care in Australia. Read more ...

WAGGA WAGGA URGED TO 'GET READY' FOR BUSHFIRE SEASON AS THOR THUNDERS INTO NSW
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire has welcomed the arrival of the state's first Large Air Tanker 'Thor' to assist firefighters and help protect communities during the bushfire season. Read more ...

MORE FINANCIAL HELP FOR PATIENTS FROM WAGGA WAGGA
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP announced that from rural and regional patients who must travel to access high-quality medical care will receive significantly more financial assistance from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. Read more ...



AUGUST 2015


GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL SPORT AND RECREATION PROJECTS
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire is encouraging local organisations to apply for grants of up to $1 million to help upgrade sport and recreation facilities through the ClubGRANTS Category 3 program. Read more ...

PARTNERSHIP SECURES PROSTATE CANCER CARE COORDINATOR FOR LOCAL REGION
Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia (PCFA) and Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) are pleased to announce the formation of a partnership to fund a specialist Prostate Cancer Care Coordinator for the region. Read more ...

MEMBER FOR WAGGA WAGGA WELCOMES SCHOOL-LEVEL NAPLAN IMPROVEMENT
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire has welcomed school-level improvements shown by NAPLAN data, as parents across NSW receive their child’s results. Read more ...

DARYL MAGUIRE MP CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS ON VOLUNTEERING STRATEGY
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today welcomed the announcement by Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka of the development of the second NSW Volunteering Strategy and invited members of the Wagga Wagga Electorate to share their views on the future of volunteering in NSW. Read more ...

2000 REASONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO HIRE NEW EMPLOYEES
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today welcomed the commencement of an information roadshow on the NSW Government's Small Business Grants employment incentive scheme, and encouraged small businesses in the area to attend an upcoming local information session. Read more ...

INCREASING ACCESS TO EARLY EDUCATION
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today said that a needs-based funding model for preschools is boosting enrolments of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Mr Maguire said the NSW Government's $150 million preschool funding model has increased funding by 20 per cent and has provided incentives for services to enrol students from low socioeconomic and Aboriginal backgrounds. Read more ...

$1.5 MILLION NSW GOVERNMENT GRANT TO TACKLE ILLEGAL DUMPING
Daryl Maguire MP Member for Wagga Wagga today welcomed almost $1.5 million in NSW Government Clean Up Prevention grants to Local Councils across NSW, part of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government's $465.7 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative in tackling littering across the state. Read more ...

STATE GOVERNMENT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL ARTS AND CULTURAL FACILITIES
Organisations in the Wagga Wagga Electorate are invited to apply for matched funding up to $60,000 for capital works projects that improve local arts and cultural facilities, Member for Wagga Wagga said today. Read more ...

Regional Flagship Event Funding now open

A Spring Start for next stage Gocup Road

Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society

Recognising Excellence in Local Councils

National Missing Persons Week

$84,500 to improve Public Reserves in Wagga Wagga Electorate

Community encouraged to discuss Organ Donation

Victims Support Scheme

Local Support for Homelessness

JULY 2015

Seniors Week Grants open

Work starts on $1.9million safety upgrade on Snowy Mountain Highway near Tumut

Education Week

Tumut Forester joins Australian fire fighting deployment to Canada

Local Aboriginal Artists Urged to Apply for Government Fellowship

Community Building Partnership Program

Renovation Rules to be Overhauled

Flowerdale Lagoon Declared an Aboriginal Place

JUNE 2015

Local Musicians Invited to Apply for $30,000 Fellowship

Wagga Wagga Encouraged to Stay Alert on the Roads

Local Reserve Volunteers Honoured with Long service awards

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

MAY 2015

Have your say on the domestic violence disclosure scheme

Regional Theatre Funding

New Fire Truck hits the road in Turvey Park

Funding for Local Aboriginal Arts Projects

Students in Wagga Wagga encouraged to take on the money stuff challenge

APRIL 2015

$25 million for Mobile Black Sport Investment in Regional NSW

Hey Tosser Making NSW Least littered state

Daryl Maguire calls for local visual artists to apply for NSW Government fellowship

New Recruits to learn from most experienced road designers

Local member encourages local businesses to visit the Small Biz Bus

Government funding available to support local events

MARCH 2015

Baird delivers after school Care

Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants

Wagga Wagga community to benefit from new train fleet

Fighting the Ice Scourge in our community

Flashing Lights - Tumut

NSW Government Funds for new Walking and Cycling Paths - Tumut

NSW Government Funds for new Walking and Cycling Paths - Wagga Wagga Electorate

Flashing Lights - Wagga Wagga

Sport Facility Program

Customers to benefit from improvements to local Public Transport Infrastructure

NSW Government funds new Walking and Cycling Paths - Lockhart

Bushfire Risk Management Projects

Flashing Lights Lockhart Shire

REROC to build new community centres with $705,720 Grants from the NSW Government

$6 MILLION FOR MORE CONFERENCES IN REGIONAL NSW

Projects to promote community harmony

FEBRUARY 2015

New Chapter for Wagga Wagga Library

Baird Government announces new era of inclusion for people with disability

Multicultural March celebrations kick-off

Premier's volunteer recognition programme launched in Wagga Wagga Electorate

Recreational fishers to be represented by new Advisory Board

Daryl Maguire welcomes new Nurses & Midwives

Youth Mentoring Program

Container Deposit Scheme

NSW Wins with over $643 million for tourism and major events

Work starts to improve Hammond Avenue at Wagga Wagga

Fixing Country Roads in Wagga Wagga

One week left to have your say on social housing

More homelessness funding in Wagga Wagga

Delivering schools of the future for Wagga Wagga Electorate

$10 million to deliver a package of school zone safety improvements to keep our kids safe

Protecting the Vulnerable Through Social Impact Investment

Tech Savvy Seniors Program

New $30,000 Art & Technology Fellowship opens

Cutting Red Tape Delivers $750 Million to Small Businesses

Delivering the skills for a growing Economy

Aboriginal Oral Health Scholarship Program

Lessons Start at State's First Online School

Boost to IPTAAS welcomed

Wagga Wagga interchange to receive major upgrade

NSW Government commits to more resources for rural firefighters

New Home in Wagga Wagga provides comfort for people with disability

Free tickets for the 2015 Premier's Senior Week Gala Concert

Adoption a priority NSW Government to establish institute of open adoption

NSW Liberals & Nationals to extend vital support for pensioners and seniors

JANUARY 2015

Supporting Sunflower House One Brick at a time

Aboriginal artists encouraged to apply for funding

Grants announced for Seniors week celebrations in Wagga Wagga Electorate

New Home Building Laws start

Funding for Museum of the Riverina

Daryl Maguire MP Welcomes new medical interns

$127,200 Work at Schools in Wagga Wagga Electorate

Nominate a Senior

NSW 2014-15 Floodplain Management Program