NEW REPORT A ‘SMOKING GUN’ IN NEWELL FLOOD-PROOFING PUSH: KATRINA HODGKINSON

Media Release – 26 June, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has welcomed the release of a new report which lays bare the true cost to the Bland Shire of the 2016 floods. The Newell Highway Task Force draft report, unveiled on Friday, estimates the forced, six-week shutdown of the Newell Highway from late September […]

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SMALL BIZ BUS HELPS DRIVE SUCCESS: KATRINA HODGKINSON

Media Release – 23 June, 2017 Business owners in the Cootamundra electorate have hopped on board the Small Biz Bus during a highly successful tour of the region. The bus, an initiative of Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson as small business minister, provides free tailored advice to local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs as part […]

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STUNNING SILO ART TO TRANSFORM TOWN: KATRINA HODGKINSON

Media Release – 23 June, 2017 Imagine if your studio was a telescopic boom lift and your canvas a towering grain silo? Heesco Knosnaran doesn’t have to imagine. In a NSW first, the talented artist has transformed a series of silos in Weethalle as part of a project supported by Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson, […]

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SMALL BIZ FUND TO PROVIDE A HELPING HAND: KATRINA HODGKINSON

Media Release – 23 June, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has lauded a $30 million NSW Government cash injection to help small businesses upskill their staff. Katrina, who ran her own small business for almost a decade before entering parliament and is a former Minister for Small Business, said the skills fund was at […]

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CASH REBATE GIVES KIDS A SPORTING CHANCE: KATRINA HODGKINSON

Media Release – 22 June, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has applauded moves to offer a cash rebate to parents of kids who play sport, saying it will help address the region’s burgeoning childhood obesity epidemic. As part of Tuesday’s Budget, the NSW Government unveiled plans for an annual $100 Active Kids Rebate, paid […]

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KATRINA WELCOMES TAX BREAK FOR FARMERS, FIRST HOME BUYERS, SMALL BUSINESS

Media Release –  22 June, 2017 Local farmers, first home buyers and small business owners will be among the big winners from a massive $1.6 billion tax slash in this week’s state Budget, Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has announced. Stamp duty for first home buyers, lenders’ mortgage insurance duties and duties on crop and […]

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A BILLION REASONS TO BACK THE BUSH: KATRINA HODGKINSON

 Media Release – 22 June, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has lauded a $1.3 billion injection into regional NSW as part of this week’s state Budget as a “game-changer” for the bush. The Regional Growth Fund will deliver $1 billion to help develop transport, energy and water projects, with an extra $300 million devoted […]

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LET GOVERNMENT GRANT YOUR WISH: KATRINA HODGKINSON

Media Release – 21 June, 2017   Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has encouraged local councils and not-for-profit groups to stake their claim for a slice of a lucrative government grants fund. The 2017 Community Building Partnership program will open on Monday, 26 June and seeks funding applications for infrastructure projects that promote community participation […]

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NEW SERVICE NSW CENTRES FOR WEST WYALONG, NARRANDERA AND COOTAMUNDRA

Media Release – 21 June, 2017 Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has announced more details about new Service NSW centres being established in West Wyalong, Narrandera and Cootamundra. Katrina today revealed existing motor registries in the three towns would transform into state-of-the-art service centres over the next 18 months. The new centres will allow residents […]

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BUDGET FUNDING FOR YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

 Media Release –  21 June, 2017 Local families are set to benefit from the NSW Government’s record investment in education, with funding to deliver an upgrade to Young High School Library provided in this week’s Budget. Planning will begin in the coming months on an upgrade to the library to benefit the students of Young […]

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