Cootamundra and Temora Fire Stations open this Saturday

Media Release – 29 May 2015 Member for Cootamundra and Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW, Katrina Hodgkinson is encouraging the community to meet local firefighters and Temora or Cootamundra Fire Stations as part of the annual Fire & Rescue NSW Open Day. More than 330 fire stations across the state will throw open their doors […]

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Katrina says jobs action plan extended until 2019

Media Release –29 May  2015 Member for Cootamundra and Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW, Katrina Hodgkinson has today welcomed news that legislation to extend the successful Jobs Action Plan until 2019 has passed Parliament. The Jobs Action Plan is a key plank of the NSW Liberals & Nationals’ election commitment to create 150,000 jobs in […]

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Katrina welcomes business depreciation assistance for farmers

Media Release – 28 May 2015 Member for Cootamundra and Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW, Katrina Hodgkinson has welcomed today’s announcement by the Commonwealth Government that it will bring forward the implementation of accelerated depreciation for farmers to this month, more than 12 months earlier than initially announced. “The NSW Government has been calling for […]

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Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

Media Release – 27 May 2015 Raising awareness among young people about the potential impacts of problem gambling will be the focus of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week which is running from 25-31 May. Member for Cootamundra and Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW, Katrina Hodgkinson is encouraging problem gamblers and their support networks to access Gambling […]

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Cowra Rail Lines raised in Parliament

Media Release – 22 May 2015 Member for Cootamundra and Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW, Katrina Hodgkinson spoke in Parliament last week about the importance of the Cowra Branch lines to the regional economy and called on the NSW Government to support the reopening of these lines through direct joint venture partnership with private enterprise. […]

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Councils encouraged to apply for round two Responsible Pet Ownership grants

Media Release – 22 May 2015 Member for Cootamundra, Katrina Hodgkinson today encouraged local councils to get involved in round two of the Responsible Pet Ownership Grants Program. Katrina said that individual councils would have the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $15,000, while collaborative council projects could receive up to $50,000. “The […]

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$18 million for Murray-Riverina diversification projects

Media Release – 22 May 2015 Member for Cootamundra and Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW, Katrina Hodgkinson today welcomed the announcement of the successful projects to help grow and strengthen the rural NSW economy through the Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme. Katrina said the NSW Government secured Australian Government funding of up to $32.5 […]

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Have your say on the domestic violence disclosure scheme

Media Release – 22 May 2015 Member for Cootamundra and Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW, Katrina Hodgkinson has called on locals to have their say on an Australian-first scheme to protect people who may be at risk of domestic violence. Announced as a key election commitment the NSW Government will now pilot a Domestic Violence […]

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Local schools helping to deliver on agricultural education

Media Release – 21 May 2015 Member for Cootamundra, Katrina Hodgkinson has welcomed news that two local schools, Junee High and Murrumburrah High, have been selected to help lead the way in the future delivery of agricultural education. Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced that seven NSW public schools have been chosen as lighthouse […]

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Cowra facilities to receive funding boost

Media Release – 19 May 2015 Member for Cootamundra, Katrina Hodgkinson announced $19,000 in NSW Government funding for Cowra Gun Club as part of the 2014/15 Safe Shooting Program. Funding has been provided for the purchase and installation of an automatic trap machine and modifications to the trap house at the Cowra Gun Club. “The […]

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