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  • Local Women's Sport - The Focus Of Grants

    Local sports clubs are being invited to apply for grants of up to $20,000 with Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams saying the focus this year is encouraging more talented girls and young women into sport programs.“Around half of all Australian boys are active through a sports club during their childhood compared with just 33 per cent of girls and the participation rate for girls drops sharply after girls turn 12,” Mrs Williams said.“I encourage all local clubs and sporti...  Read More...

  • Intersection Upgrade For Gordon and Grant Streets

    More than $220,000 will be invested in Port Macquarie as part of the NSW Governments record $70 million on 172 vital safety upgrades to the state’s road network which will help to drive down the road toll Towards Zero.Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today announced the record investment as part of the State Government’s Safer Roads Program to carry out vital road safety upgrades throughout the state.“Last year 254 people lost their lives in the country. That’s ...  Read More...

  • Safety Improvements At Spencers Cutting A Step Closer

    New and extended overtaking lanes and a major intersection re-alignment are being proposed to improve safety at a crash black spot on the Oxley Highway.The community in 2012 identified Spencers Cutting as being the section of road most in need of an upgrade.Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today announced planning work for the improvements has entered the next stage.“I’m pleased to say the review of environmental factors for work at Spencers Cutting is now on display,&rdquo...  Read More...

  • Councils Must Rule Out Changes To Australia Day

    Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams has written to the General Manager of both the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and Mid Coast Council urging them to rule out any changes to Australia Day celebrations.A number of councils in Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania have recently voted to cancel Australia Day celebrations including citizenship ceremonies.“The actions of some councils has prompted much discussion about the significance of Australia Day and I believe there is an over...  Read More...

  • Big Savings On Energy Bills

    Local residents and small businesses could receive hundreds of dollars in savings on their energy bills under the NSW Government’s energy package savings scheme, Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said today.“We understand that families, households and businesses find it hard to make ends meet when living pressures pile up.“There is not a single fix but this package will help ease some of the pressure on local households, businesses and families.“The NSW Governmen...  Read More...

  • Funding Grants For Local Reserve Trusts

    Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today announced the NSW Government will contribute $129,186 towards the management of public reserves in our local area.The funding is part of the NSW Government’s 2017-18 Public Reserves Management Fund program.Mrs Williams said the Public Reserves Management Fund provides financial support to maintain the community’s highly-valued public assets.“State-owned public reserves play an important role in our communities and the NSW Governm...  Read More...

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