One of the more enjoyable aspects of a parliamentarian's job is meeting and mixing with constitutents and community representatives.
Have your say on Lake Macquarie boat plan
A draft plan to better manage the growing number of boats on Lake Macquarie has been released by the State Government. I urge all boat owners and lake users to read the draft strategy and have their say on how things are managed in the future.
FORTY-three years after he drowned while rescuing four Morisset schoolboys from the surf during an excursion to Moonie Beach near Catherine Hill Bay, Bernie Goodwin has received a Premier’s Award for his bravery. The four boys survived the ordeal on March 15, 1973, but the coroner found that Mr Goodwin probably suffered a heart attack brought on by the exertion of battling the strong rip.
Morisset Police Station is now officially open. I joined Police Minister Troy Grant and NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Catherine Burn at the opening on Wednesday. Work on the new station at Toronto is well under way and is on schedule to be completed early in the new year.
Control program needed for Boolaroo lead contamination
A control program must be put in place to deal with contamination from the former Pasminco lead and zinc smelter at Boolaroo. I recently visited Bunker Hill, an area in the United States which suffered from decades of pollution from a lead and zinc smelter. I have no doubts that a legacy fund of some form is needed to manage Lake Macquarie’s lead problem into the future.