Funding will be provided to a Mullumbimby group by the Federal Government to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australians during the First World War.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams says the Drill Hall Theatre Company has been provided with $3,705 to conduct and produce a play “The Signaller”.
He said the funding has been allocated from the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme.
It is a key element of the Federal Government’s Anzac Centenary programme and more information is available at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au
Five projects in the Hunter electorate have received funding under the Federal Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants programme.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams said just over $30,000 will be used for local projects that commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australians during the First World War.
They include –
$1· $6,172 for the Kandos RSL Sub-branch to purchase a display cabinet for First World War memorabilia
$1· $3,715 for Cessnock West Public School for a Reflection/Memorial Area in the playground dedicated to servicemen and women
$1· $7,940 to the Aberdeen RSL Sub-branch and Aberdeen Lions Club to restore and upgrade the Aberdeen RSL War Memorial
$1· $2,588 to install an Anzac Memorial at the Holy Spirit Primary School at Kurri Kurri; and
The Federal government’s Mobile Black Spots Programme has reached another milestone with the announcement of the start of the formal competitive selection process.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams says the process will determine the location of the new mobile phone base stations throughout Australia and sites in Richmond will be eligible for funding proposals under the $100 million programme.
Senator Williams said the competitive selection process will see mobile network operators and infrastructure providers bid for funding to provide new or improved mobile coverage.
“Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and other bidding parties will now start to prepare their proposals which have to be lodged by March 2015.
It is estimated that $100 million of Commonwealth funding will leverage an additional $100 million in investment from bidders and other parties including State and local governments.
Eligible local general practices in the Hunter electorate are invited to apply for new Australian Government grants to enable them to build additional facilities.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams says grants of up to $300,000 are available to build facilities that will enable the practice to take on more trainees and GP registrars.
He described it as a welcome initiative that will boost the health workforce in Hunter and give local people better access to quality health care services.
“The government has committed $52.5 million over three years to help general practices in regional and rural locations to expand facilities such as additional consultation rooms to support more medical students and supervising GP registrars.
The practice will need to provide matching funding to any grant received.
History shows people often return to work in areas where they have trained and hopefully this will be the case for Hunter.