Media Releases

NINE LOCAL SPORTING GROUPS SHARE IN $50,000 WOLLONGONG FUNDING GRANTS

06 March 2017

Upgrading the Illawarra Cycle Club’s velodrome to improve disabled access to facilities is the big winner with $20,000 going towards the project under the Local Sport Grants Program in the Wollongong electorate.

SCULLY CALLS FOR RELEASE OF SECRET MALDON-DOMBARTON RAIL LINK EVALUATION REPORT

02 March 2017

The NSW Government must lift the two-year veil of secrecy surrounding the Register of Interest (RoI) evaluation process report into the Maldon-Dombarton rail link by publicly releasing it.

SCULLY CALLS ON STATE LIBERALS TO BACK IN MALDON-DOMBARTON RAIL LINK PROJECT

28 February 2017

The NSW Government must back in the Maldon-Dombarton rail project following confirmation during a Senate Estimates Committee hearing overnight that Infrastructure Australia will not recommend the rail link for Federal Government funding support.

LABOR MPs CALL FOR REFUND OF ILLAWARRA COUNCILS MERGER CHALLENGE COSTS

16 February 2017

State Illawarra Labor MPs have today demanded the State Government refund Shellharbour City Council for all expenses relating to legal proceedings in the NSW Land and Environment Court and Kiama Municipal Council for the plebiscite last year against the forced amalgamation proposal.

WARD FAILS TO LEAD IN STEEL BILL DEBATE

16 February 2017

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward was sidelined from leading the Government’s response to the introduction of the Steel Industry Protection Bill this morning.

ILLAWARRA PEOPLE POWER ROCKS THE ‘GLITTERATI’ LIBERALS TO THE CORE ON COUNCIL MERGERS

14 February 2017

State Illawarra Labor MPs have today congratulated “people power” for standing up to the stubbornness of the Berejikilian Government after its enormous backflip on the forced merger of Wollongong and Shellharbour City Councils.

BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT ALLOWING SHONKY PRIVATE EDUCATION PROVIDERS TO RUN RIOT IN THE ILLAWARRA

09 February 2017

The Berejiklian-Barilaro Government is jeopardising the future of Illawarra students by refusing to name the vocational education providers that have had their funding suspended after misconduct and quality control failures.

TOWRADGI PUBLIC SCHOOL FACES 22 YEAR MAINTENANCE BACKLOG GAP

06 February 2017

A maintenance backlog at Towradgi Public School will take 22 years to fix on current funding allocations by the Berejiklian Government, according to statistics released under Freedom of Information (FoI) laws.

ILLAWARRA LABOR MPs WANT MEETING FOR DOCTORS AND HSU OVER HOSPITAL PRIVATISATION

03 February 2017

Illawarra State Labor MPs Anna Watson, Paul Scully and Ryan Park have today written to Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward requesting he arrange a meeting for 48 senior Illawarra clinicians and the Health Services Union (HSU) with the new Minister for Health about the proposed privatisation of Shellharbour Hospital.

SCULLY CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO OPEN ROUND TWO OF PORT KEMBLA COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND

01 February 2017

The State Government should open community project applications for the second round of the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund (PKCIF), which is now nearly four months overdue.