FUNDS FLOW FOR LOCAL GROUPS AHEAD OF NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATIONS

Media Release – 18 June, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has announced a funding windfall for three local organisations ahead of next month’s NAIDOC Week celebrations. The Weigelli Centre Aboriginal Corporation ($1000), Cowra Information and Neighbourhood Centre ($3000) and Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council ($1000) have all been successful in attracting funding to help stage […]

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NSW GOVERNMENT THROWS LIFELINE TO LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS

Media Release – 17 June, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has announced community sports clubs across the electorate will be eligible to apply for a 50 per cent co-funding contribution for a lifesaving defibrillator. Katrina said as part of the 2017-2018 Budget, $4 million would be allocated over four years to assist sporting clubs […]

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WORK STARTS ON NEWELL ROAD WIDENING PROJECT

 Media Release – 16 June, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has announced work has officially started to build temporary road widenings to tie in the new alignment of the Newell Highway west of Grong Grong. Katrina said the NSW Government provided $17 million for the project to move the highway west of the township […]

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NO THREAT TO LOCAL COURT SERVICES: KATRINA HODGKINSON

 Media Release – 15 June, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has moved to quell concerns about court services in the electorate in the wake of recent media reports. The NSW Opposition and some in the Riverina legal fraternity have accused the government of cutting back opening hours of smaller courts in Temora, West Wyalong […]

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DIGNITY FOR THE DYING AS REGION BENEFITS FROM RECORD $100 MILLION BOOST TO PALLIATIVE CARE

Media Release – 15 June, 2017 The region’s frontline health staff will be eligible for training in palliative care following an investment of $100 million over four years, Cootamundra MP Katrina Hodgkinson said today. The record funding package for palliative care services is a state Budget initiative announced by Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and […]

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Budget boon for Junee as government shortlists crucial sewerage treatment funds

Media Release – 15 June, 2017 A multi-million dollar sewerage treatment project aimed at helping Junee cope with the massive expansion of its local jail is one step closer to reality after being shortlisted for funding, Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has announced. In a pre-Budget boon for the town, Katrina today (Thursday, 15 June) […]

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BUDGET FUNDS A WATERSHED MOMENT FOR ARDLETHAN: KATRINA HODGKINSON

 Media Release – 15 June, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has welcomed a multi-million dollar Budget pledge by the NSW Government to build a new waste water network for Ardlethan. The $3.3 million funding boost, set to be announced in Tuesday’s State Budget, will help overhaul the town’s out-dated septic tank system. “This is […]

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No room for complacency despite positive crime figures for Cootamundra electorate: Katrina Hodgkinson

Media release – June 13 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has commended police and the community after a new report revealed crime rates were either dropping or stable in most of the region’s towns. The latest Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) report, released on 8 June, showed no increase in offence rates for the […]

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Condolences for Manchester

Media Release – 30 May 2017 CONDOLENCES FOR MANCHESTER Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has expressed her condolences in State Parliament for the victims of the Manchester attack.  Speaking in Parliament, Katrina said thoughts also go to those who are still recovering in hospital from the horrific injuries they have sustained. “As the mother of […]

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Intimate image abuse offenders to face jail

Media Release – 28 May 2017 INTIMATE IMAGE ABUSE OFFENDERS TO FACE JAIL Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has welcomed the NSW Government’s action to make sharing intimate images without consent a serious crime, saying it would hold controlling and vengeful offenders to account and help end victim blaming. “People who share intimate images of […]

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