2016 NEWS RELEASES

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DECEMBER 2016

WAGGA WAGGA COMMUNITY URGED TO SLOW DOWN AND SAVE LIVES
22 December 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP is urging motorists to slow down in a bid to curb the region's rising road toll.  Read more
$58,756 GRANT TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE
22 December 2016 Wagga Wagga City Council and Edge Environmental have received a $58,756 NSW Government grant to help their community plan for climate change, Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP announced today. 
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$81,200 GRANT TO PROTECT LOCAL HERITAGE
20 December 2016 The Hampden Bridge Legacy Project has received $81,200 in a local heritage grant to reimagine the story of the Hampden Bridge, Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP announced today. 
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$21,353 FOR QUINTY MEN'S SHED AS 2016 COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM FUNDING ANNOUNCED
20 December 2016 The electorate of Wagga Wagga has secured grant funding of $200,000 for a total of 11 projects as part of the NSW Government's 2016 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.  Read more

BACKYARD POOL SAFETY CAMPAIGN
19 December 2016 The NSW Government has increased its support for a summer advertising blitz about backyard pool safety, Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP said today.  Read more
MAGUIRE CONGRATULATES 2016 HSC STUDENTS
16 December 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP congratulates local students on their HSC results, released on Thursday. 
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LOCALS URGED TO KEEP SAFE THESE HOLIDAYS AND ENJOY THE JOURNEY
16 December 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today urged families in the Wagga Wagga electorate who are packing up the car and heading out on a road trip these Christmas holidays to slow down, stay alert and be safe on the road. 
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SERVICES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS OVER THE HOLIDAYS
16 December 2016 With the busy holiday season upon us, local residents can save time by completing transactions online quickly and easily via the Service NSW website or app. 
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MICRO MUSIC FESTIVALS TO PROMOTE LOCAL TALENT
16 December 2016 Councils in the Wagga Wagga electorate are being urged to apply to the NSW Government for funds to facilitate a local micro music festival program. 
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HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE BOOM FOR WAGGA WAGGA
12 December 2016 Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Daryl Maguire MP today inspected two major infrastructure projects which are transforming healthcare in Wagga Wagga. 
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LOCAL FARMERS CONTRIBUTE TO HUGE GROWTH IN PRIMARY INDUSTRIES
8 December 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP said the NSW primary industries sector has hit a record high value of $13.9 billion.  Read more
YOUNG REGIONAL $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN
6 December 2016 Artists and arts workers aged 18-25 years in the Wagga Wagga electorate are being urged to apply for a $10,000 Young Regional Artist Scholarship (YRAS) to help reach their career goals. 
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NSW GOVERNMENT BOOSTING SAFETY AROUND LOCAL SCHOOLS
5 December 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP said the NSW Government is improving safety for local school children with a boost to pedestrian safety infrastructure at Wagga Wagga High School, Kooringal High School, Mater Dei Primary School and Mater Dei Catholic College.  Read more
NSW GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEW REGIONAL TOURISM FUND
5 December 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today announced that the local tourism industry is set to benefit from a massive injection of $13 million, with the opening of the new Regional Tourism Fund. 
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SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT FREE LEGAL HELP IN THE WAGGA WAGGA ELECTORATE
5 December 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today joined a campaign to raise awareness in the Wagga Wagga electorate about a free service that has helped over two million people with legal problems in NSW in the past 15 years. 
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WORLD SOIL DAY PAINTED WITH OCHRE
2 December 2016 NSW Government Indigenous scientists will mark World Soil Day in Wagga Wagga on Monday 5 December with a children's workshop at the Riverina Environmental Education Centre. 
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A NEW BEGINNING FOR STRATA LIVING
1 December 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP announced the introduction of once-in-a-generation reforms to the state's strata title laws earlier this week, to reflect contemporary strata living and to cater for future demand.  Read more

NOVEMBER 2016
 
HAVE YOUR SAY ON SOLVING EVERYDAY LEGAL PROBLEMS
29 November 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP is encouraging people to have their say on how tackling everyday legal problems including mobile phone bills or getting a refund for a faulty product can be better. 
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NSW GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN REGIONAL ARTS INFRASTRUCTURE
29 November 2016 A local organisation has received $60,000 through the NSW Government's Arts and Cultural Development Program to complete an important arts and cultural infrastructure project. 
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS ON A SAFER PATHWAY IN  WAGGA WAGGA ELECTORATE
29 November 2016 People experiencing domestic and family violence in the Wagga Wagga electorate will receive tailored, multi-agency support with the commencement of Safer Pathway in the Wagga Wagga Local Area Command (LAC) from November 2016. 
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VOLUNTEER MUSEUMS GET A HELPING HAND
29 November 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today announced The Museum of the Rock has received $1,800 in funding from the NSW Government's 2016 Volunteer Museum Small Grants Program to assist with strategic planning and the upgrading of exhibition and collection resources. 
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MAGUIRE CONGRATULATES STUDENTS ON DREAMING BIG
28 November 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today congratulated local performers who participated in this year's Schools Spectacular on being part of the biggest-ever show in the entertainment icon's 33-year history. 
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WORK STARTS ON $2.2 MILLION FOURTH STAGE OF OLYMPIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE AT VERDALE
25 November 2016 Work will start next Monday, 28 November, on a $2.2 million project to upgrade a section of the Olympic Highway at Verdale.  Read more
NO MORE EXCUSES - ADVOS NOW IN PLAIN ENGLISH
24 November 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP has welcomed the announcement that new Plain English Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVO) will roll out statewide on 3 December so perpetrators have no excuses for not understanding the orders. 
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DISADVANTAGED APPRENTICES SHARE IN ALMOST $1 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
23 November 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today presented local apprentice Jye Bond Smith with a $15,000 Bert Evans Scholarship awarded by the NSW Government. 
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NEW CAMPAIGN TO BOOST EMPLOYMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY IN THE WAGGA WAGGA ELECTORATE
22 November 2016 A new campaign has been launched aimed at boosting the employment of people with disability in the Wagga Wagga electorate.
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OVER A THOUSAND NEW WAYS FOR SENIORS TO SAVE
18 November 2016 Seniors in the Wagga Wagga electorate are the big winners as the Seniors Card program welcomes over 1,300 new businesses that have joined as part of a new business recruitment campaign. 
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WAGGA WAGGA COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO NOMINATE FOR  2017 NSW WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
18 November 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today said the search has begun for outstanding local women to be recognised, with the nominations for the sixth annual 2017 NSW Women of the Year awards now open at www.women.nsw.gov.au 
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Biodiversity reforms a win for the environment and farmers
18 November 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today announced that rural productivity in the Wagga Wagga region will benefit following the passing of legislation in NSW Parliament earlier this week to repeal the current Native Vegetation Act and replace it with an evidence-based and modern system.  Read more

WAGGA WAGGA TO GET EMPLOYMENT BOOST FROM REGIONAL JOBS NOW PROGRAM
11 November 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP said the NSW Government has launched the Regional Jobs Now package to fuel job creation across regional NSW by assisting local businesses.  Read more
NATIONAL DONATE LIFE THANK YOU DAY 
11 November 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Mr Daryl Maguire encouraged Wagga Wagga residents to participate in DonateLife Thank You Day (Sunday 20 November), a national day to acknowledge living and deceased organ and tissue donors and their families. 
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DRUG INNOVATION FUND NOW OPEN
11 November 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP is encouraging local non-government organisations (NGO's) working in the drug and alcohol sector to enter an expression of interest in the Government's Early Intervention Innovation Fund that was recently announced by the Assistant Minister for Health, Pru Goward. 
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APPLICATIONS FOR WATER SAFETY GRANTS OPEN
11 November 2016 Community grants are now being offered for projects to reduce drowning and improve water safety in NSW.  
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$396,441 GRANT FOR FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT  
7 November 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today announced that two local projects have received a total of $396,441 as part of a NSW Government Floodplain Management grant to help introduce measures to prepare the region for flooding. 
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GREATER CHOICE AND TRANSPARENCY FOR HOMEOWNERS IN WAGGA WAGGA
Friday 4 November 2016 The NSW Government today announced an overhaul of the NSW Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF) to enable private insurers to enter the market and improve protections for consumers against incomplete and defective work.  Read more
STRONG VOICE FOR WAGGA'S MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES
Friday 4 November 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka today joined to discuss local issues at the Multicultural NSW Riverina Regional Advisory Council. 
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OCTOBER 2016

WAGGA LAW EXPO FOR MULTICULTURAL & INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
Monday 31 October 2016 An expo in Wagga will improve access to justice for multicultural and Indigenous communities, Member for Wagga Daryl Maguire announced today.  Read more
REGIONAL TOURISM GOING STRONG IN WAGGA WAGGA
Monday 31 October 2016 Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres and Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today said successful events in Wagga are helping drive regional tourism across NSW. 
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ROAD SAFETY IN WAGGA WAGGA THIS HARVEST
Monday 31 October 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today called on road users across the electorate to take extra care on roads and at railway level crossings as the harvest season ramps up across regional NSW over the next few weeks. 
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CALLING ALL GRAFFITI BUSTERS
Thursday 27 October 2016 Roll up your sleeves for a day by volunteering for Australia's largest graffiti clean-up operation. That is the message from Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP, who wants vandals' tags wiped out on Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, October 30. 
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$219 MILLION BOOST FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED IT MOST
Friday 21 October 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP today announced that public schools in the Wagga Wagga electorate will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement.  Read more
BOTTLER OF A RECYCLING SCHEME
Friday 21 October 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP has welcomed the successful passage of the NSW Government's landmark 10-cent Container Deposit Scheme legislation through Parliament this week.  
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CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ON SNOWY MOUNTAINS HIGHWAY AT TUMUT
Wednesday 19 October 2016   Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP joins Roads and Maritime Services in advising motorists of changed traffic conditions on the Snowy Mountains Highway, Fitzroy Street at Tumut from Monday 24 October for essential road maintenance. 
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CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE ON WAGGA WAGGA'S NEW NSW AMBULANCE STATION
Wednesday 19 October 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire today announced construction on Wagga Wagga's new NSW Ambulance station is complete.
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NSW GOVERNMENT TAKING ACTION TO REDUCE RATES OF RURAL CRIME IN THE WAGGA WAGGA ELECTORATE
Monday 17 October 2016 To mark the beginning of Rural Crime Week Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP is encouraging the local community to report instances of rural crime to the Police, as the NSW Government works towards lowering crime rates in regional NSW.  Read more 
$276,000 IN FUNDING FOR BATLOW LITERARY INSTITUTE
Sunday 16 October 2016 The Batlow Literary Institute will undergo a major refurbishment including the installation of heating and cooling facilities, commercial grade kitchen, new audio and visual equipment and seating due to an injection of $276,000 from the NSW Government. 
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$337 MILLION FOR CLEANER COMMUNITIES
Friday 14 October 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP has welcomed the NSW Government's decision to invest $337 million over four years from 2017-18 for state-wide litter reduction and waste management projects as part of the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.  Read more  

NEW FUND ANNOUNCED FOR REGIONAL NSW EVENTS
Wednesday 12 October 2016 A new fund to support the creation of regional events and foster the development of existing community events has been announced today by the NSW Government.   Read more  

WAGGA WAGGA ELECTORATE RURAL AND REMOTE EARLY CHILDHOOD SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
Monday 10 October 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Mr Daryl Maguire MP is pleased to congratulate the early childhood educators awarded a Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teaching Scholarship, Georgia Chaplin from Wagga Wagga Early Years Learning Centre Turvey Park, Luna Gewali Basnet from Goodstart Early Leaning Wagga and Krystal Miller from Tumut Kindy Early Learning Centre.    Read more  

$110 MILLION TO MODERNISE REGIONAL WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE
Monday 10 October 2016 Member for Wagga Wagga Mr Daryl Maguire MP announced that the Wagga Wagga electorate would receive $1,430,000 in funding to build a reticulated sewerage system at San Isidore under the NSW Government's Regional Water and Waste Water Program.    Read more  


SEPTEMBER 2016