Janelle Saffin welcomes financial assistance for early childhood education and care services hit by flooding. Local families really rely on these services.
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Janelle Saffin is lobbying the NSW Premier for a regional flood mitigation funding package on behalf of four councils in the Lismore Electorate.
“If it’s good enough for Northern Australia (a Commonwealth-backed Flood Reinsurance Scheme), it’s good enough for the Northern Rivers.’
“I was very pleased to see that the Anglican Parish of Lismore had received $10,000 for two projects in a previous funding round. Kyogle Council received $3000 to assess the condition of the Mallanganee Memorial Gates.
“General Manager Football Far North Coast Steve Mackney says ‘sport connects communities’ and it sure does. It ticks all the boxes.”
“The Premier and Deputy Premier have announced what I have been calling for – a single, coordinated whole of government approach to the permanent recovery and rebuilding of our flood affected communities.
“Lismore City Council has a good case for this extra funding, outside the regular grants to councils, and I understand that Minister Farraway is responding positively to my advocacy.”
IN A WELCOME development, Lismore MP Janelle Saffin tomorrow (Friday, 17 December) will host Landcom CEO John Brogden during a visit to her electorate to explore potential housing projects in high-growth areas of the Northern Rivers region.
NSW Labor has reaffirmed its commitment to public education on the North Coast, by committing to keep local public schools open, in stark contrast to the Nationals and Liberals’ school closures.
The Member for Lismore, Janelle Saffin, wants to know why 11 Northern Rivers schools have missed out on Cooler Classrooms funding for much needed air conditioning – despite being eligible.