COOLER CLASSROOMS FUND
I’m pleased that so many schools in our local communities will benefit from the NSW Governments recent announcement of 69 schools in our electorate set to receive air conditioning under its Cooler Classrooms program.
This is part of the Government’s continued commitment to providing environments where our students and teachers can best succeed.
We are delivering on our commitment to provide healthy learning environments in which our students and teachers can thrive, no matter the weather.
The NSW Liberals & Nationals’ Cooler Classrooms program was both economically and environmentally sustainable.
We’re installing solar panels and ‘smart systems’ alongside the air conditioning units, so schools can offset their additional energy use and efficiently heat and cool their schools.
In addition to the hundreds of schools benefiting under the Cooler Classrooms program, air conditioning will be delivered in all new and upgraded schools under the Government’s record $6 billion school building program over the next four years.
School principals are encouraged to apply to the second round of the Fund, which will open on Day 1 of Term 1 next year.
ROUND TWO FUNDING
Regional events held between July and December 2019 can now apply for funding through Round Two of both the 2019 Incubator Event Fund and the 2019 Flagship Event Fund, with more than $500,000 up for grabs, aimed at driving more overnight visitors to rural and regional towns across the State.
These two funds are a great platform for the owners of new and emerging events in our region interested in extra support to help get their event off the ground or grow into something bigger.
The funding grants will assist in attracting more overnight visitors to the Barwon electorate, in the hope they stay longer and spend more time exploring everything our region has to offer.
Putting more tourist dollars into the pockets of our local business people.
The Flagship Event Fund offers an annual grant of $20,000 or a triennial grant of $27,500 to support marketing activities.
The Incubator Event Fund offers grants of up to $20,000 to new events to assist with elements such as temporary infrastructure, marketing and promotions, venue hire or attendee research.
Applications to Round Two of both funds close on Sunday, 13 January 2019.
TSR PLAN NEW APPROACH
NSW Local Land Services have announced a single statewide plan to allow consistent management of more than half a million hectares of travelling stock reserves (TSRs) across NSW.
The Draft TSR Plan of Management is on public exhibition at the Local Land Services website until Friday 21 December.
A key component of this plan of management is the consistent classification of TSRs, regardless of which part of the state they are in.
It follows a comprehensive review of the state’s TSR network, which found TSRs have a range of economic, cultural, recreational and environmental uses and values.
The draft TSR Plan of Management was a key outcome of the review and would guide management of the 534,000 hectares of TSRs managed by Local Land Services in the Central and Eastern Division.
The draft plan of management demonstrates a renewed commitment to working with the community and a focus on a quality assurance and control process that recognises the statewide significance of the TSR network. Each regional Local Land Services local board will adopt a local annual operational plan to drive activities and spending on TSRs in their region.
These operational plans will see the state plan implemented at the local level.