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23 Jul

CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS IN THE BATHURST ELECTORATE

Residents across the Bathurst Electorate are being encouraged to celebrate the grandparents and older people in their lives ahead of Grandparents Day this October, by nominating them for an award or getting involved in local events in the community.

Bathurst MP Paul Toole said nominations have opened for the 2018 NSW Grandparent of the Year Local and State Awards, which celebrate the valuable contributions grandparents and seniors make to their families and communities.

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17 Jul

MINISTERIAL COMMENDATION AWARDS PRESENTED TO BATHURST RSL SUB BRANCH TRIO

THREE members of the Bathurst RSL Sub Branch have received Ministerial Commendation awards.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott presented John Graham, Les Anderson and Brad Hock with special certificates at a ceremony held on Tuesday.

Mr Elliott paid tribute to the careers of each the trio who served their country and noted they are the first recipients to receive this Ministerial Commendation in the Bathurst Electorate.

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17 Jul

FIRST SOD TURNED ON BATHURST PRISON EXPANSION

Minister for Corrections David Elliott and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole have turned the first sod on a new 220-bed wing of Bathurst Correctional Centre.

Inspecting the site with construction company Hansen Yucken today, Mr Elliott said the expansion was yet another milestone in the NSW Government’s $3.8 billion prison infrastructure plan.

“Expanding this centre in Bathurst will not only accommodate the increasing prison population but will also deliver modern infrastructure for the safety of prison officers and inmate rehabilitation,” Mr Elliott said.

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16 Jul

ENERGY EFFICIENT UPGRADES REDUCE COSTS FOR SOCIAL HOUSING IN THE CENTRAL WEST

A $108,000 investment by the NSW Government into the Home Energy Action (HEA) Partnership with Housing Plus in the Bathurst, Orange and Mudgee districts has resulted in 61 social housing properties benefiting from energy efficiency upgrades.

The funding is part of a larger $118.3 million energy affordability package announced by the Premier late last year.

Bathurst MP Paul Toole said that with matched funding from Housing Plus, the project would reduce energy costs as well as improve the daily lives of those people living in social housing.

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