Scot MacDonald

Press Releases

Please find Scot's press releases below. Click the year for archived material.

SHARK OBSERVATION TOWER FOR ONE MILE BEACH

Fri 23rd Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC, has congratulated Port Stephens Council on their successful funding for construction of a shark observation tower at One Mile Beach. One Mile Beach is among a list of beaches to receive priority funding from the NSW Government to improve s... more details

CAMERA TECHNOLOGY TO HELP IN FIGHT AGAINST CENTRAL COAST BUSHFIRES

Fri 23rd Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed the recent announcement by Deputy Premier Barilaro, Minister for Regional Development and Minister Elliott, Minister for Emergency Services that remote camera monitoring technology is now deployed in early bushfire detection. ... more details

CAMERA TECHNOLOGY TO HELP IN FIGHT AGAINST HUNTER BUSHFIRES

Fri 23rd Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed the recent announcement by Deputy Premier Barilaro, Minister for Regional Development and Minister Elliott, Minister for Emergency Services that remote camera monitoring technology is now deployed in early bushfire detection. ... more details

BOGEY HOLE RE-OPENS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Wed 21st Dec 2016

The NSW Government has today delivered on a promise to re-open Newcastle’s iconic Bogey Hole in time for the Christmas holidays. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot McDonald MLC, today inspected the completed first stage of works on the Bogey Hole, which has been closed since 2015 fo... more details

EVENT FUNDING BOOST FOR THE CENTRAL COAST

Tue 20th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC, today announced that Gosford’s newest food and wine events, the Harvest Trail and Toast the Coast Festival, will be awarded up to $20,000 each from the NSW Government’s new 2017 Incubator Event Fund. Mr MacDonald said th... more details

UPGRADED LEMON TREE PASSAGE BOAT RAMP FACILITY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Mon 19th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today announced the upgraded Lemon Tree Passage boat ramp facility at Lemon Tree Passage, Port Stephens was open, just in time for  summer. "The NSW Government provided Port Stephens Council with $900,000 through the NSW Boating Now progr... more details

NSW GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS NEWCASTLE AIRPORT’S GROWTH

Fri 16th Dec 2016

The NSW Government has provided $30,000 in funding for the development of a Newcastle Airport master plan which will drive airport upgrades and sustainability over the next 20 years. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC, today announced the funding and said the master plan wil... more details

BACKYARD POOL SAFETY CAMPAIGN

Fri 16th Dec 2016

The NSW Government has increased its support for a summer advertising blitz about backyard pool safety, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said today.  “Active adult supervision of young children is the first line of defence against drowning in backyard pools,”... more details

BACKYARD POOL SAFETY CAMPAIGN

Fri 16th Dec 2016

The NSW Government has increased its support for a summer advertising blitz about backyard pool safety, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said today. Mr MacDonald said, “Active adult supervision of young children is the first ... more details

HUNTER LOCALS URGED TO KEEP SAFE THESE HOLIDAYS

Thu 15th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today urged families in the Hunter who are packing up the car and heading out on a road trip these Christmas holidays to slow down, stay alert and be safe on the road. “While we’ve made considerable ground in driving down the NSW r... more details

CENTRAL COAST LOCALS URGED TO KEEP SAFE THESE HOLIDAYS

Thu 15th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, today urged families in the Central Coast who are packing up the car and heading out on a road trip these Christmas holidays to slow down, stay alert and be safe on the road. “While we’ve made considerable ground in driving ... more details

TOP NEW SHOW COMING TO WYONG

Tue 13th Dec 2016

Horrible Harriet, an engaging new show for children under eight, is coming to The Arthouse, Wyong, thanks to a NSW Government grant to assist the regional touring of new productions. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said CDP Theatre Producers is receiving $48,033 to to... more details

TOP NEW SHOW COMING TO GOSFORD

Tue 13th Dec 2016

A poetry slam inviting 20 local writers to step up and perform their own poems and stories is coming to Gosford thanks to a NSW Government grant to assist the regional touring of new productions. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said the International Performing Writer... more details

TOP NEW SHOW COMING TO NEWCASTLE

Tue 13th Dec 2016

Blue Love, an innovative physical theatre comedy about relationships from Shaun Parker & Company is coming to Newcastle Civic Centre thanks to a NSW Government grant to assist the regional touring of new productions. A poetry slam inviting 20 local writers to step up and perform their own poems... more details

NSW ECONOMY LEADING THE NATION

Tue 13th Dec 2016

The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government Budget Half-Yearly Review confirmed NSW is in the black and net debt is at historical lows, with the State’s economy the economic powerhouse of the nation. The Government today released the Half-Yearly Review, which shows surpluses averaging $1.8 bill... more details

NSW ECONOMY LEADING THE NATION

Tue 13th Dec 2016

The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government Budget Half-Yearly Review confirmed NSW is in the black and net debt is at historical lows, with the State’s economy the economic powerhouse of the nation. The Government today released the Half-Yearly Review, which shows surpluses averaging $1.8 bill... more details

RESTART NSW: FURTHER FUNDING FOR REGIONAL GROWTH ROADS IN CENTRAL COAST

Tue 13th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, has welcomed the announcement of a $49.5 million allocation as part of the 2016-17 Budget Half Yearly Review, which will see planning and preconstruction activities progressing the upgrade of Pacific Highway- a key freight route in the C... more details

RESTART NSW: FURTHER FUNDING FOR KEY HUNTER FREIGHT ROUTE

Tue 13th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, has welcomed the announcement of the $84 million allocation as part of the 2016-17 Budget Half Yearly Review, which will continue upgrades on Newcastle Inner City Bypass, a key freight route  in the Hunter, as part of the NSW Government&rs... more details

CENTRAL COAST CONSUMERS THE WINNERS IN COMPETITIVE ENERGY MARKET

Tue 13th Dec 2016

A new report released today by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) shows energy market reforms in NSW have succeeded in creating more choice and value for residential and business electricity customers. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said resident... more details

HUNTER CONSUMERS THE WINNERS IN COMPETITIVE ENERGY MARKET

Tue 13th Dec 2016

A new report released today by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) shows energy market reforms in NSW have succeeded in creating more choice and value for residential and business electricity customers. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said residents and b... more details

FUNDING BOOST TO TURN HUNTER HOUSING INTO HOMES

Mon 12th Dec 2016

Our local community groups, councils and charities are leading the way and have received funding for projects in and around our social housing communities, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, announced today. The one-off grants of up to $50,000 are part of the NSW Government&rs... more details

THREE NEW POLICE OFFICERS FOR HUNTER VALLEY LAC

Fri 09th Dec 2016

The Hunter Valley Local Area Command will welcome three new probationary constables this Monday following today’s Police Academy attestation parade of Class of 329. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, congratulated the new recruits on graduating from the Goulburn Police Ac... more details

PORT STEPHENS FARMER WINS - 2016 NSW FARMER OF THE YEAR

Thu 08th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, has congratulated Port Stephens local Nick Arena on being named the 2016 NSW Farmer of the Year. The annual NSW Farmer of the Year award recognises the best farmers in NSW, focusing on their agricultural management skills, their use of innovat... more details

FUNDING TO HELP HUNTER BUSINESSES CREATE JOBS

Tue 06th Dec 2016

Hunter businesses have been given the chance to expand, enter new markets and create local jobs thanks to a $10,000 grant from the NSW Government. Businesses across NSW have received this funding through the Regional Business Accelerator Program which is designed to assist with innovation and the p... more details

HAVE A SAY ON PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS ON LINDESAY STREET, EAST MAITLAND

Mon 05th Dec 2016

Roads and Maritime Services is inviting the community to have a say on a proposal to improve pedestrian access and safety on Lindesay Street at East Maitland. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government provided $550,000 this financial year for improvements to pe... more details

HUNTER OPEN FOR BUSINESS ON BOXING DAY

Mon 05th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today reminded all local shoppers and business owners of the opportunity to participate in this year’s Boxing Day sales, thanks to retail trading reforms introduced by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. Residents in the Hunter ... more details

BOXING DAY TRADING ACROSS THE CENTRAL COAST

Mon 05th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, today reminded all local shoppers and business owners of the opportunity to participate in this year’s Boxing Day sales, thanks to retail trading reforms introduced by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government in 2015. Residents... more details

KOALA STRATEGY FOR THE HUNTER

Mon 05th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, is encouraging the Hunter community to help shape the direction of the NSW Government’s state-wide koala strategy, which aims to secure and increase NSW koala numbers. Mr MacDonald said the NSW Government would embark on a whole-of-gover... more details

NSW GOVERNMENT BOOSTING SAFETY AROUND CENTRAL COAST SCHOOLS

Mon 05th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government is improving safety for Central Coast children with a boost to pedestrian safety infrastructure. Scot MacDonald said the improvements are part of a $5 million investment across 135 schools in NSW to help make i... more details

NSW GOVERNMENT BOOSTING SAFETY AROUND HUNTER SCHOOLS

Mon 05th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government is improving safety for Hunter children with a boost to pedestrian safety infrastructure. Scot MacDonald said the improvements are part of a $5 million investment across 135 schools in NSW to help make it safer for chil... more details

SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT FREE LEGAL HELP IN THE CENTRAL COAST

Sun 04th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, today joined a campaign to raise awareness in the Central Coast about a free service that has helped over two million people with legal problems in NSW in the past 15 years. “LawAccess NSW is a great starting point for anyone in t... more details

SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT FREE LEGAL HELP IN THE HUNTER

Sun 04th Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today joined a campaign to raise awareness in the Hunter about a free service that has helped over two million people with legal problems in NSW in the past 15 years. “LawAccess NSW is a great starting point for anyone in the Hunter with... more details

HUNTER TO TAKE PART IN 2017 PREMIER’S ANZAC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Fri 02nd Dec 2016

One lucky student from St Phillip’s Christian College, Port Stephens, will take part in the trip of a lifetime to Western Front battlegrounds as part of the 2017 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, and Minister for Veterans Affai... more details

$146,292 FOR UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

Fri 02nd Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today announced that the University of Newcastle would receive $146,292 under the NSW Government Environmental Trust Research Grant Program. The Program aims to provide environmental research opportunities for a range of organisations across v... more details

NEW REGIONAL TOURISM FUND

Fri 02nd Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today announced that the local tourism industry is set to benefit from a massive injection of $13 million, with the opening of the new Regional Tourism Fund. Mr MacDonald said the Fund replaces the previous Contestable Regional Visitor Economy... more details

NEW REGIONAL TOURISM FUND

Fri 02nd Dec 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, today announced that the local tourism industry is set to benefit from a massive injection of $13 million, with the opening of the new Regional Tourism Fund. Mr MacDonald said the Fund replaces the previous Contestable Regional Visitor ... more details

CENTRAL COAST TO TAKE PART IN 2017 PREMIER’S ANZAC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Thu 01st Dec 2016

One lucky student from Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College will take part in the trip of a lifetime to Western Front battlegrounds as part of the 2017 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, and Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elli... more details

MOBILE PHONE TOWERS FOR CENTRAL COAST

Thu 01st Dec 2016

With almost $40 million invested in the Mobile Black Spots Program, locals and businesses in the Central Coast will soon see internet access and reception bars on their mobile phones, as new towers are secured at Spencer and Wisemans Ferry as part of the new mobile base stations listed in round two.... more details

A NEW BEGINNING FOR STRATA LIVING

Wed 30th Nov 2016

Once-in-a-generation reforms to the state’s strata title laws come into effect today, to reflect contemporary strata living and to cater for future demand. The reforms include more than 90 changes to the laws and affect 1.2 million people living in over 75,000 strata schemes across NSW. Key ... more details

A NEW BEGINNING FOR STRATA LIVING

Wed 30th Nov 2016

Once-in-a-generation reforms to the state’s strata title laws come into effect today, to reflect contemporary strata living and to cater for future demand. The reforms include more than 90 changes to the laws and affect 1.2 million people living in over 75,000 strata schemes across NSW. Key ... more details

LABOR FAILS TO COMMIT TO A NEW MAITLAND HOSPITAL

Tue 29th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, has slammed the NSW Labor Party for failing to commit to a new Maitland Hospital. Mr MacDonald said, "Opposition Health Spokesman Walt Secord went public yesterday saying ALP would 'reassess its promises in 2018.” “In the 2015 ele... more details

FUNDING TO BOOST ROAD SAFETY IN WYONG

Tue 29th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, today announced funding for local safety projects in the Central Coast as part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 million Community Road Safety Grants Program. Local organisation Alison Homestead Men's Shed has been awarded a safety gra... more details

NEW HALL FOR ALL SAINTS COLLEGE, MAITLAND

Mon 28th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, joined Dominican Sisters, Bishop Wright and the Principal of All Saints College, St Mary’s Campus, Maitland, today to officially open the new Multi-purpose School Hall. The NSW Government granted $1.1 million under the Building Grants As... more details

FUNDING TO BOOST ROAD SAFETY IN PORT STEPHENS

Mon 28th Nov 2016

Port Stephens residents are set to receive a safety boost, with Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter today announcing funding for local safety projects as part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 million Community Road Safety Grants Program. Local Organisation Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhoo... more details

HAVE YOUR SAY ON SOLVING EVERYDAY LEGAL PROBLEMS

Mon 28th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, is encouraging people to have their say on how tackling everyday legal problems including mobile phone bills or getting a refund for a faulty product can be better.  “NSW Attorney General Gabrielle Upton has released a consultation ... more details

HAVE YOUR SAY ON SOLVING EVERYDAY LEGAL PROBLEMS

Mon 28th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, are encouraging people to have their say on how tackling everyday legal problems including mobile phone bills or getting a refund for a faulty product can be better.  “NSW Attorney Genera... more details

CENTRAL COAST ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT WHITE RIBBON DAY

Fri 25th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, today encouraged the Central Coast community to support White Ribbon Day. Mr MacDonald called on men in the community to take the oath on White Ribbon Day to make a stand to prevent violence against... more details

HUNTER ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT WHITE RIBBON DAY

Fri 25th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today encouraged the Hunter community to support White Ribbon Day. Mr MacDonald called on men in the community to take the oath on White Ribbon Day to make a stand to prevent violence against women. Mr MacDonald said, “White Ribbon chal... more details

GREEN LIGHT TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN MAYFIELD

Fri 25th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today announced the completion of a traffic light upgrade in Mayfield to better-protect pedestrians from turning vehicles. The traffic lights at the intersection of Maitland Road and Carrington Street have been improved to allow pedestrians mo... more details

GREEN LIGHT TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN MINMI

Fri 25th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today announced the completion of a traffic light upgrade in Minmi to better-protect pedestrians from turning vehicles. The traffic lights at the intersection of Woodford Street and Minmi Road have been improved to allow pedestrians more time ... more details

CENTRAL COAST WINS AT 2016 NSW TOURISM AWARDS

Fri 25th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, has congratulated the Australian Reptile Park on their outstanding achievements at the 2016 NSW Tourism Awards held in Sydney at Luna Park last night. Mr MacDonald said NSW Tourism Award winner Australian Reptile Park represents the har... more details

FOUR HUNTER WINNERS AT 2016 NSW TOURISM AWARDS

Fri 25th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, has congratulated Sand Dune Adventures, Château Élan at The Vintage, Beyond Ballooning and Margan Wines & Restaurant on their outstanding achievements at the 2016 NSW Tourism Awards held in Sydney at Luna Park last night. Mr M... more details

$666,000 SWANSEA CHANNEL DREDGING TO BE COMPLETED BY CHRISTMAS

Thu 24th Nov 2016

Works to dredge a critical sand shoal in Swansea Channel will start in the first week of December to improve boating safety ahead of the Christmas holidays, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, announced today. The $666,000 contract awarded by the NSW Government... more details

AUDIO ASSISTANCE FOR THE BOTANIC GARDENS

Thu 24th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today announced the NSW Government will grant $1,800 in funding for a new PA system for the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens. The Botanic Gardens requested a much needed PA Audio System in order to employ iconic classical music as a means of deli... more details

NO MORE EXCUSES - ADVOS NOW IN PLAIN ENGLISH

Thu 24th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, has welcomed the announcement that new Plain English Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVO) will roll out statewide on 3 December so perpetrators have no excuses for not understanding the orders. “These new ADVOs use clear and simpl... more details

NO MORE EXCUSES - ADVOS NOW IN PLAIN ENGLISH

Thu 24th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, has welcomed the announcement that new Plain English Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVO) will roll out statewide on 3 December so perpetrators have no excuses for not understanding the orders. “These new ADVOs use clear an... more details

BOOSTING EMPLOYMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY IN THE HUNTER

Tue 22nd Nov 2016

A new campaign has been launched aimed at boosting the employment of people with disability in the Hunter. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today welcome the launch of the 2016 Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign which seeks to mobilise and inspire people with disability, and... more details

BOOSTING EMPLOYMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY ON THE CENTRAL COAST

Tue 22nd Nov 2016

A new campaign has been launched aimed at boosting the employment of people with disability on the Central Coast. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, today welcomed the launch of the 2016 Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign which seek... more details

$1.5 MILLION INVESTMENT BY FIRST CREEK WINES, POKOLBIN, OPENED

Mon 21st Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, First Creek Wines' Managing Director Greg Silkman, and Chairman Bob Kennedy today to officially open the $1.5million, new state-of-the-art ‘bottling plant’ at First Creek Wines, Pokolbin. First Creek Wines is multi-award winning wi... more details

FUNDING FOR GREGSON PARK WAR MEMORIAL

Fri 18th Nov 2016

The NSW Government has awarded $47,190 in NSW Government funding to Merewether-Hamilton RSL Sub Branch to upgrade Gregson Park War Memorial. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said he was delighted Merewether-Hamilton RSL Sub Branch secured funding in the inaugural War Memorial... more details

FUNDS MAKE SWEET MUSIC FOR THE CENTRAL COAST

Fri 18th Nov 2016

Musicians Making a Difference (MMAD) will be able to reach a wider audience, sharing more than $800,000 in funding for Central Coast projects. MMAD is one of 24 local projects funded in the Central Coast under the second round of the NSW Government’s $20 million Social Housing Community Improv... more details

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY TO IMPROVE ON WYONG ROAD AT KILLARNEY VALE

Wed 16th Nov 2016

Roads and Maritime Services will soon start work to improve pedestrian access and safety on Wyong Road at Killarney Vale. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government is providing $450,000 for the pedestrian improvements on Wyong Road between The Entrance R... more details

AIR ASIA X SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS EXPERIENCE PORT STEPHENS

Wed 16th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast Scot MacDonald today announced that Port Stephens will be showcased to audiences around Malaysia, when three social media influencers from Air Asia X travel to the region to experience the local food and popular adventure activities. Mr MacDo... more details

$200,000 IN SHARK SURVEILLANCE GRANTS AVAILABLE

Wed 16th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, has encouraged the Hunter community organisations and local councils to apply for grants to improve shark surveillance at NSW beaches. The NSW State Government has announced $200,000 in funding under the popular Observation Tower Grants progra... more details

CONTRACT AWARDED TO HUNTER VALLEY COMPANY TO UNDERTAKE BOGEY HOLE WORKS

Wed 16th Nov 2016

The NSW Government has awarded Hunter Valley engineering company Ground Stabilisation Systems the contract to install rock bolts and rock catch fencing ahead of the reopening of Newcastle’s iconic Bogey Hole. During a visit to the region in September, Minister for Lands and Water Niall Blair ... more details

OVER A THOUSAND NEW WAYS FOR SENIORS TO SAVE

Tue 15th Nov 2016

Hunter seniors are the big winners as the Seniors Card program welcomes over 1,300 new businesses that have joined as part of a new business recruitment campaign. The NSW Government is aiming to deliver more value for older people by increasing the number and geographic spread of businesses offerin... more details

OVER A THOUSAND NEW WAYS FOR SENIORS TO SAVE

Tue 15th Nov 2016

Central Coast seniors are the big winners as the Seniors Card program welcomes over 1,300 new businesses that have joined as part of a new business recruitment campaign. The NSW Government is aiming to deliver more value for older people by increasing the number and geographic spread of businesses ... more details

HAVE A SAY ON RANKIN PARK TO JESMOND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

Tue 15th Nov 2016

Roads and Maritime Services today announced the environmental impact statement (EIS) and concept design are now on display for the fifth section of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass between Rankin Park and Jesmond. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government commit... more details

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Mon 14th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, visited the Lone Pine fire and Rural Fire Station (RFS) in Medowie today, to recognise the hard work of volunteers who selflessly dedicate their time and lives to protect the homes and lives of the people of Port Stephens particularly in last w... more details

HAVE A SAY ON PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS ON LANG STREET AT KURRI KURRI

Thu 10th Nov 2016

Roads and Maritime Services is inviting the community to have a say on a proposal to improve pedestrian access and safety on Lang Street and Kurri Kurri. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government provided $200,000 this financial year to install a pedestrian ref... more details

HONOURING OUR VETERANS ON REMEMBRANCE DAY

Thu 10th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, is encouraging the community to pay their respects to Australia’s servicemen and women and observe a minute’s silence this Friday, 11 November. Mr MacDonald said, “On Friday we mark the 98th anniversary of the end of the Firs... more details

HONOURING OUR VETERANS ON REMEMBRANCE DAY

Thu 10th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, is encouraging the community to pay their respects to Australia’s servicemen and women and observe a minute’s silence this Friday, 11 November. Mr MacDonald said, “On Friday we mark the 98th anniversary of the end of t... more details

DRUG INNOVATION FUND OPEN

Wed 09th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, is encouraging Hunter non-government organisations (NGO’s) working in the drug and alcohol sector to enter an expression of interest in the Government’s Early Intervention Innovation Fund that was recently announced by the Assistant... more details

DRUG INNOVATION FUND OPEN

Wed 09th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, is encouraging Central Coast non-government organisations (NGO’s) working in the drug and alcohol sector to enter an expression of interest in the Government’s Early Intervention Innovation Fund that was recently announced by... more details

TOP TRAVEL AGENTS FROM WESTERN CHINA SET TO EXPERIENCE THE HUNTER VALLEY AND PORT STEPHENS

Tue 08th Nov 2016

World-class food and wine and popular tourist attractions in the Hunter Valley and Port Stephens will be showcased to representatives from 13 Chinese travel agents. The tour will provide the travel agents with a taste of what is on offer in the region to enable them to promote the products and expe... more details

APPLICATIONS FOR WATER SAFETY GRANTS IN HUNTER OPEN

Mon 07th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today welcomed the NSW Governments announcement to offer community grants projects to reduce drowning and improve water safety in NSW. The Water Safety Fund Community Grants Program provides $4.5 million over three years to not-for-profit and ... more details

HUNTER ELIGIBLE FOR REGIONAL JOBS NOW PROGRAM

Mon 07th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald said the NSW Government has launched the Regional Jobs Now package to fuel job creation across regional NSW by assisting local businesses. Scot MacDonald said Regional Jobs Now, an initiative of Jobs for NSW, offers products which will provide ... more details

CENTRAL COAST ELIGIBLE FOR REGIONAL JOBS NOW PROGRAM

Mon 07th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald said the NSW Government has launched the Regional Jobs Now package to fuel job creation across regional NSW by assisting local businesses. Scot MacDonald said Regional Jobs Now, an initiative of Jobs for NSW, offers products which will p... more details

APPLICATIONS FOR WATER SAFETY GRANTS OPEN

Mon 07th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, today welcomed the NSW Governments announcement to offer community grants projects to reduce drowning and improve water safety in NSW. The Water Safety Fund Community Grants Program provides $4.5 mi... more details

ASSISTANCE FOR NELSON BAY CROQUET CLUB

Fri 04th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, announced today that Nelson Bay Croquet Club was awarded a $5000 grant under the NSW Government’s Family & Community Services grants program to provide additional shelters at the premises. The grant will provide funding for additiona... more details

MAJOR INVESTMENT IN NEW RECREATIONAL FISHING PROJECTS

Fri 04th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today announced a significant investment in new recreational fishing projects for the local region. “Recreational fishing is an integral part of our local lifestyle with a large percentage of our residents participating in fishing each y... more details

ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST GRANT FOR MAITLAND GROSSMANN HIGH SCHOOL

Fri 04th Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today announced that Maitland Grossmann High School P&C, East Maitland, would receive $3,500 under the NSW Government Environmental Trust Program - Eco Schools Grant. The Program aims to provide environmental learning opportunities for stu... more details

$100,000 FOR HUNTER COUNCILS INC. TO MANAGE FLYING FOXES

Fri 04th Nov 2016

Hunter Councils Inc. was awarded a $100,000 NSW Government grant for a flying fox community engagement program, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, announced today.   The grant was awarded under the NSW Environmental Trust’s Environmental Education grants program... more details

ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST GRANT FOR HUNTER RIVER HIGH SCHOOL

Thu 03rd Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today announced that Hunter River High School, Raymond Terrace, would receive $3,500 under the NSW Government Environmental Trust Program - Eco Schools Grant. The Program aims to provide environmental learning opportunities for students, teach... more details

NEW $4.6M LAMBTON FIRE STATION

Thu 03rd Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC, and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner, Greg Mullins today officially opened the new $4.6 million Lambton Fire Station and FRNSW Newcastle zone and area headquarters. Mr MacDonald said the NSW Government is commit... more details

NEW FREEZER FOR COAST SHELTER

Wed 02nd Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, was pleased to announce today that the NSW Environmental Trust has approved funding in Gosford as part of the NSW Government's Waste Less, Recycle More initiative. Coast Shelter Community Centre, based in North Gosford, will receive $33... more details

‘LOFTY’ AND ‘LANE’ THE NEW NAMES FOR GOSFORD HOSPITAL CRANES

Wed 02nd Nov 2016

Sydney, 2 November 2016: Local students Abby Wesley, aged 12 from Lisarow Public School, and Charlotte Daniel, aged 7 from Empire Bay Public School, have won a competition to name the tower cranes at the Gosford Hospital Redevelopment site. The two schools will each receive $1000 worth of books, af... more details

ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST GRANT FOR NARARA PUBLIC SCHOOL

Wed 02nd Nov 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, today announced that Narara Public School, Lisarow, would receive $3,500 under the NSW Government Environmental Trust Program - Eco Schools Grant. The Program aims to provide environmental learning opportunities for students, teachers a... more details

HUNTER PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL TO BE OVERHAULED

Mon 31st Oct 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast Scot MacDonald today announced funding for a multi-million dollar upgrade of the Hunter School of the Performing Arts located at Broadmeadow. Mr MacDonald said $3.2 million was being provided by the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund, ... more details

WYONG ROAD MAJOR INTERSECTION AT CHITTAWAY BAY IMPROVES TRAFFIC AND SAFETY

Mon 31st Oct 2016

Motorists can now benefit from a major intersection upgrade of Wyong Road, Enterprise Drive and Chittaway Road at Chittaway Bay. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government provided $28 million for the project with major work to replace the roundabout with... more details

ECO FUNDING FOR KINCUMBER SCHOOL

Mon 31st Oct 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, today announced that Holy Cross Primary School, Kincumber, would receive $3,500 under the NSW Government Environmental Trust Program - Eco Schools Grant. The Program aims to provide environmental learning opportunities for students, tea... more details

TRAINEES GET NEW LEASE ON LIFE LEARNING ON WESTCONNEX

Mon 31st Oct 2016

Newcastle local Leonard Crawford is among the first of hundreds of workers given the opportunity to learn new skills and earn formal qualifications as part of the WestConnex project. A purpose-built WestConnex Training Academy will deliver training to more than 1500 workers, including 400 apprentic... more details

TOWARDS ZERO: HUNTER APPRENTICES AND ROAD SAFETY

Mon 31st Oct 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, has announced apprentices studying at TAFE NSW across Hunter campuses will now be taught lifesaving road safety skills as part of a new program designed to save young lives on NSW roads. Towards Zero: TAFE Road Safety Partnership, is a collabo... more details

CALLING ALL HUNTER GRAFFITI BUSTERS

Sun 30th Oct 2016

Roll up your sleeves for a day by volunteering for Australia’s largest graffiti clean-up operation. That’s the message from Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, who wants vandals’ tags wiped out on Graffiti Removal Day on Sunday, October 30. “There’... more details

HUNTER SENIORS GET A BOOST WITH NEW MOBILE DEAL

Sun 30th Oct 2016

Hunter seniors are being offered an exclusive new deal on mobile phone plans as well as new in-store workshops to help use technology as part of a new partnership between Vodafone and Seniors Card NSW. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, welcomed the new partnership that will al... more details

CENTRAL COAST SENIORS GET A BOOST WITH NEW MOBILE DEAL

Sun 30th Oct 2016

Central Coast seniors are being offered an exclusive new deal on mobile phone plans as well as new in-store workshops to help use technology as part of a new partnership between Vodafone and Seniors Card NSW. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, welcomed the new partnershi... more details

HAVE YOUR SAY ON 10-YEAR PLAN FOR IMPROVED AIR QUALITY

Fri 28th Oct 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, are encouraging the community to comment on the NSW Government’s proposed 10-year plan aimed at improving air quality across the state. The Clean Air for NSW consultation paper sets out the NS... more details

BASELESS’ SCARE TACTIC: Newcastle Herald: Letter to the Editor

Wed 26th Oct 2016

I HAD to read the editorial of the Herald twice to absorb the message that Labor MP Jodi Harrison has a wish list of infrastructure from the proceeds of the Lease of Ausgrid. The NSW government announced last week a long term lease of 50 per cent of Ausgrid that will inject over $16 billion into th... more details

FUTURE NCAT HEARINGS IN GOSFORD

Wed 26th Oct 2016

Today Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, confirmed that NCAT will continue to sit eight days a month at Gosford. “From 5 December 2016, sittings will be held at the Gosford Courthouse every Wednesday and Friday, as well as at NCAT Newcastle registry,&rdq... more details

GREEN LIGHT TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN WOY WOY

Wed 26th Oct 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, today announced the completion of a traffic light upgrade in Woy Woy to better-protect pedestrians from turning vehicles. The traffic lights at the intersection of Railway Street and Blackwall Road have been improved to allow pedestrian... more details

GREEN LIGHT TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN WALLSEND AND NEWCASTLE

Wed 26th Oct 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, today announced the completion of a traffic light upgrade in Wallsend and Newcastle to better-protect pedestrians from turning vehicles. The traffic lights at the intersections of Sandgate Road and Mawson Street, Wallsend, and Hannell Street a... more details

$45,000 GRANT TO HELP MANAGE FLYING FOX COLONY

Tue 25th Oct 2016

Lake Macquarie City Council has received a $45,000 NSW Government grant to help manage flying foxes in Blackalls Park, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast Scot MacDonald announced today. The NSW Government’s Flying Fox Grant Program aims to reduce the impact of flying fox... more details

LEARN MORE ABOUT CONSUMER RIGHTS DURING FAIR TRADING WEEK IN THE CENTRAL COAST

Sun 23rd Oct 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, has welcomed the beginning of NSW Fair Trading Week, the annual event showcasing Fair Trading’s role in the marketplace, emphasing important consumer protection issues.  Mr MacDonald said Fair Trading officers will be involve... more details

LEARN MORE ABOUT CONSUMER RIGHTS DURING FAIR TRADING WEEK IN THE HUNTER

Sun 23rd Oct 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, has welcomed the beginning of NSW Fair Trading Week, the annual event showcasing Fair Trading’s role in the marketplace, emphasing important consumer protection issues. Mr MacDonald said Fair Trading officers will be involved in communit... more details

CESSNOCK PUBLIC SCHOOL GONSKIED

Thu 20th Oct 2016

Cessnock public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald said in 2017 Cessnock public schools will receive $3,675,408 in additiona... more details

CHARLESTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS GONSKIED

Thu 20th Oct 2016

Charlestown public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald said in 2017 Charlestown public schools will receive $2,250,510 in add... more details

GOSFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS GONSKIED

Thu 20th Oct 2016

Gosford public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald said in 2017 Gosford public schools will receive $2,777,252 in addi... more details

LAKE MACQUARIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS GONSKIED

Thu 20th Oct 2016

Lake Macquarie public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald said in 2017 Lake Macquarie public schools will receive $2,537,622 ... more details

MAITLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS GONSKIED

Thu 20th Oct 2016

Maitland public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald said in 2017 Maitland public schools will receive $3,413,435 in additiona... more details

NEWCASTLE PUBLIC SCHOOL GONSKIED

Thu 20th Oct 2016

Newcastle public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald said in 2017 Newcastle public schools will receive $1,580,012 in additio... more details

PORT STEPHENS PUBLIC SCHOOLS GONSKIED

Thu 20th Oct 2016

Port Stephens public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald said in 2017 Port Stephens public schools will receive $2,728,906 in... more details

SWANSEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS GONSKIED

Thu 20th Oct 2016

Swansea public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald said in 2017 Swansea public schools will receive $2,906,019 in additional ... more details

THE ENTRANCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS GONSKIED

Thu 20th Oct 2016

The Entrance public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald said in 2017 local public schools will receive $3,054,786 in a... more details

WALLSEND PUBLIC SCHOOLS GONSKIED

Thu 20th Oct 2016

Wallsend public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald said in 2017 Wallsend public schools will receive $2,777,252 in additiona... more details

WYONG PUBLIC SCHOOLS GONSKIED

Thu 20th Oct 2016

Wyong public schools will benefit from a share of the record $219 million in additional needs-based funding in 2017, made possible by NSW signing the Gonski agreement. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald said in 2017 local public schools will receive $3,485,147 in addition... more details

NEW MORISSET POLICE STATION OFFICIALLY OPENED

Wed 19th Oct 2016

The second redeveloped police station by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government in the Lake Macquarie Local Area Command was officially opened today by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant. The $3.6 million project is one of three station redevelopments undertaken ... more details

FUNDING FOR NEWCASTLE WRITERS FESTIVAL

Wed 19th Oct 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald announced $60,000 is being provided to Newcastle Writers Festival as part of the NSW Government’s annual Arts and Cultural Development Program. “This funding will allow the Newcastle Writers Festival to acknowledge the Hunter... more details

PREMIER’S ANZAC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Wed 19th Oct 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, joined NSW Minister for Veterans’ Affairs today to launch the 2017 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is available to Year 10 and 11 students with a keen interest in history. Mr Elliott said he hopes schools will... more details

PREMIER’S ANZAC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Wed 19th Oct 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, joined NSW Minister for Veterans’ Affairs today to launch the 2017 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is available to Year 10 and 11 students with a keen interest in history. Mr Elliott said he hopes schoo... more details

PLANNING PROGRESSES WITH MANNS ROAD COMMUNITY CONSULTATION REPORT ONLINE

Wed 19th Oct 2016

Planning for the proposed upgrade of Manns Road between Stockyard Place at West Gosford and Narara Creek Road at Narara is progressing with the community consultation report now available online. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government allocated $500,0... more details

AT RISK YOUTH TO BENEFIT FROM INNOVATIVE FUND

Tue 18th Oct 2016

Disadvantaged youth in the Hunter region will benefit from more than $70,000 in funding thanks to a unique collaboration between the NSW Government and philanthropic groups to fund innovative community projects in regional centres. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC said the... more details

MAJOR TRAFFIC AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENT WORK COMPLETED ON CARY STREET AT TORONTO

Tue 18th Oct 2016

Motorists are benefiting from improved road safety and reduced congestion on Cary Street at Toronto with the completion of a major $8.8 million upgrade. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government funded the project to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion... more details

AT RISK YOUTH TO BENEFIT FROM INNOVATIVE FUND

Tue 18th Oct 2016

Disadvantaged youth on the Central Coast will benefit from $80,000 in grants thanks to a unique collaboration between philanthropic groups and the NSW Government as part of a three year, $1 million partnership for innovative community projects. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot Ma... more details

WORK STARTS TO IMPROVE RICHARDSON ROAD AT CAMPVALE

Mon 17th Oct 2016

Motorists will soon benefit from improvements on Richardson Road at Campvale with work starting early next week. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government provided $1.1 million to widen the shoulders and rebuild a section of Richardson Road from Grahamstown Roa... more details

LONG JETTY TRAFFIC PLANNING AND EFFICIENCY REVIEW COMPLETED

Mon 17th Oct 2016

Roads and Maritime Services has completed a traffic study along The Entrance Road between Wyong Road and Oakland Avenue at Long Jetty. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government provided $2 million to carry out investigations and minor work to provide tra... more details

HAVE A SAY ON PROPOSAL FOR MAITLAND ROAD AND DUFFIE DRIVE INTERSECTION

Mon 17th Oct 2016

The NSW Government is inviting the community to have a say on a proposed intersection upgrade at Maitland Road and Duffie Drive at Cessnock before Friday 4 November. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, said the NSW Government allocated $500,000 under the NSW Black Spot Program t... more details

MORE LABOR LIES ON WYONG HOSPITAL

Sun 16th Oct 2016

State Labor has again shown it would rather spin lies than deliver a bigger and better public hospital for the Wyong community, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald said today. “Last month, the NSW Government announced its intention to build a new hospital at Wyong tha... more details

LEARN MORE ABOUT CONSUMER RIGHTS DURING FAIR TRADING WEEK IN THE CENTRAL COAST

Sun 16th Oct 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, has welcomed the beginning of NSW Fair Trading Week, the annual event showcasing Fair Trading’s role in the marketplace, emphasing important consumer protection issues. Mr MacDonald said Fair Trading officers will be involved in c... more details

$70,000 TO PROTECT THE HUNTER’S HERITAGE

Wed 12th Oct 2016

Wednesday, 12 October 2016   $70,000 TO PROTECT THE HUNTER’S HERITAGE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced $70,000 in NSW Government grants to protect the Hunter’s local heritage.   “The NSW Government’s Heritage Grant P... more details

NSW GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN HUNTER SPORTS HUB

Mon 10th Oct 2016

Monday, 10 October 2016 NSW GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN HUNTER SPORTS HUB The Newcastle Basketball Stadium will receive an upgrade with $5 million from the NSW Government. The stadium redevelopment will add three new courts to the stadium’s existing six and improve parking and landscaping. Parlia... more details

SCHOOL ZONES IN THE HUNTER BACK IN PLACE ON MONDAY

Sun 09th Oct 2016

Sunday, 9 October 2016   SCHOOL ZONES IN THE HUNTER BACK IN PLACE ON MONDAY   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald is reminding motorists to slow down in school zones in the Hunter as NSW students return to schools throughout the state from Monday.   “Scho... more details

SCHOOL ZONES ON THE CENTRAL COAST BACK IN PLACE ON MONDAY

Sun 09th Oct 2016

  Sunday, 9 October 2016   SCHOOL ZONES ON THE CENTRAL COAST BACK IN PLACE ON MONDAY   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch are reminding motorists to slow down in school zones on the Central Coast as NSW students return... more details

CESSNOCK FIREFIGHTERS CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

Thu 06th Oct 2016

Thursday, 6 October 2016   CESSNOCK FIREFIGHTERS CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF SERVICE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald, and Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner, Greg Mullins AFSM, today joined firefighters and community representatives to celebrate Cessnock Fir... more details

FUNDING BOOST TO DELIVER STAGE TWO OF SPORTSGROUND UPGRADE

Thu 06th Oct 2016

Thursday, 6 October 2016   FUNDING BOOST TO DELIVER stage two of sportsground upgrade   The NSW Government is providing $5.5 million to deliver stage two of the Maitland Sportsground upgrade.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced the funding wil... more details

NEW WASHER/DRYER FOR COASTSHELTER

Wed 05th Oct 2016

Wednesday, 5 October 2016   NEW WASHER/DRYER FOR COASTSHELTER   A NSW Government Grant will fund the purchase of a new industrial washing machine and dryer for local charity CoastShelter, to help homeless adults, families and young people get back on their feet.   Parliamentary ... more details

WORLD CLASS HOCKEY FACILITY FOR NEWCASTLE

Wed 05th Oct 2016

Wednesday, 5 October 2016   WORLD CLASS HOCKEY FACILITY FOR NEWCASTLE   The NSW Government will provide $10 million to deliver a world class hockey centre in Newcastle.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald announced the International Hockey Centre at Broadmead... more details

$45,000 TO PROTECT MAITLAND’S HERITAGE

Wed 05th Oct 2016

Wednesday, 5 October 2016   $45,000 TO PROTECT MAITLAND’S HERITAGE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced $45,000 in NSW Government grants to protect Maitland’s local heritage.   “The NSW Government’s Heritage Grant Progra... more details

$15,000 TO MANAGE CESSNOCK FLYING FOXES

Wed 05th Oct 2016

Wednesday, 5 October 2016   $15,000 TO MANAGE CESSNOCK FLYING FOXES   Cessnock City Council has received a NSW Government grant to prepare a flying fox camp plan of management for the East Cessnock flying fox colony, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald announced today... more details

NSW AGEING STRATEGY 2016-2020

Tue 04th Oct 2016

Tuesday, 4 October 2016   NSW AGEING STRATEGY 2016-2020   The NSW Government has launched a whole-of-government, whole-of-community plan to help older people on the Central Coastlive longer and better lives.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald said th... more details

$95,000 TO MANAGE HUNTER REGION FLYING FOXES

Tue 04th Oct 2016

Tuesday, 4 October 2016   $95,000 TO MANAGE HUNTER REGION FLYING FOXES Hunter Councils (ROC) has received a $95,000 NSW Government grant to prepare seven flying fox camp plans of management for flying fox colonies across the region, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald ... more details

PROPOSED SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON WILFRED BARRETT DRIVE AND BUNGARY ROAD

Thu 29th Sep 2016

Thursday, 29 September 2016   proposed safety improvements ON Wilfred Barrett drive and bungary road   Roads and Maritime Services is inviting the community to have a say on a proposal for safety improvement work at the intersection of Wilfred Barrett Drive and Bungary Road.   P... more details

NEWCASTLE - 2016 IFEA WORLD FESTIVAL CITY

Thu 29th Sep 2016

Thursday, 29 September 2016   NEWCASTLE - 2016 IFEA WORLD FESTIVAL CITY   Newcastle has reaffirmed its position as one of Australia’s leading major events and tourism destinations, after being recognised as a 2016 IFEA World Festival & Event City by the International Festival... more details

SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS

Wed 28th Sep 2016

Wednesday, 28 September 2016   SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today encouraged sporting clubs to apply for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program to get more locals involved in sport and recreation activities.   Mr... more details

SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS

Wed 28th Sep 2016

Wednesday, 28 September 2016   SPORT GRANT PROGRAM OPENS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch today encouraged sporting clubs to apply for the NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program to get more locals involved in s... more details

$8,000 FOR PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL PET PROGRAM

Mon 26th Sep 2016

Monday, 26 September 2016   $8,000 FOR PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL PET PROGRAM   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced Port Stephens Council will receive an $8,000 grant from the NSW Government to promote responsible pet ownership in the local community. &nbs... more details

FUNDING TO HELP COMBAT WEEDS IN THE HUNTER

Mon 26th Sep 2016

Monday, 3 October 2016   FUNDING TO HELP COMBAT WEEDS IN THE HUNTER   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced Hunter Local Land Services will receive $974,821as part of the NSW Government’s $10 million Weed Action Program.   Mr MacDonald said ... more details

BOATING SAFETY DAY SUPPORTS START OF BOATING SEASON

Mon 26th Sep 2016

Monday, 3 October 2016   BOATING SAFETY DAY SUPPORTS START OF BOATING SEASON   Roads and Maritime Services has joined with Gone Fishing NSW Day to host the annual Boating Safety Day on Sunday 16 October at Newcastle’s Honeysuckle Bay.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunt... more details

WALK TO WORK DAY

Mon 26th Sep 2016

Sunday, 2 October 2016   WALK TO WORK DAY   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald has called on people across the Hunter to take the healthy option and walk to work on Friday 7 October 2016.   Walk to Work Day - which is now in its 18th year - raises money for Di... more details

WALK TO WORK DAY

Mon 26th Sep 2016

Sunday, 2 October 2016   WALK TO WORK DAY   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald has called on people across the Central Coast to take the healthy option and walk to work on Friday 7 October 2016.   Walk to Work Day - which is now in its 18th year - raise... more details

Gone Fishing Day 2016

Sun 25th Sep 2016

Sunday, 25 September 2016   Gone Fishing Day 2016   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald is encouraging the local community to take time out to enjoy a day of fishing on October 16, Australia’s first ever National Gone Fishing Day.   Mr MacDonald sa... more details

Gone Fishing Day 2016

Sun 25th Sep 2016

Sunday, 25 September 2016   Gone Fishing Day 2016   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald is encouraging the local community to take time out to enjoy a day of fishing on October 16, Australia’s first ever National Gone Fishing Day.   Mr MacDonald said Gone... more details

EASTBOUND OVERPASS AT MAITLAND OPENS TO TRAFFIC

Thu 22nd Sep 2016

Thursday, 22 September 2016   EASTBOUND OVERPASS AT MAITLAND OPENS TO TRAFFIC   Maitland residents woke this morning to news of the eastbound overpass near the Railway Station (Church Street) at Maitland opening to traffic.    Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot Mac... more details

2017 FLAGSHIP EVENT FUND NOW OPEN

Tue 20th Sep 2016

Tuesday, 20 September 2016   2017 FLAGSHIP EVENT FUND NOW OPEN   Event organisers in The Hunter are being encouraged to apply for grants under the NSW Government’s new 2017 Flagship Event Fund, with expressions of interest open from today.   Parliamentary Secretary for th... more details

2017 FLAGSHIP EVENT FUND NOW OPEN

Tue 20th Sep 2016

Tuesday, 20 September 2016   2017 FLAGSHIP EVENT FUND NOW OPEN   Event organisers on The Central Coast are being encouraged to apply for grants under the NSW Government’s new 2017 Flagship Event Fund, with expressions of interest open from today.   Parliamentary Secretary... more details

EASTBOUND OVERPASS AT MAITLAND TO OPEN TO TRAFFIC

Mon 19th Sep 2016

Monday, 19 September 2016   EASTBOUND OVERPASS AT MAITLAND TO OPEN TO TRAFFIC   The Maitland roundabout upgrades on the New England Highway will reach a major milestone this month with the eastbound overpass opening to traffic.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDo... more details

UPGRADE OF PACIFIC HIGHWAY AND MANNS ROAD

Mon 19th Sep 2016

Monday, 19 September 2016   UPGRADE OF PACIFIC HIGHWAY AND MANNS ROAD   Roads and Maritime Services invites the community to comment on the proposed design to upgrade the Pacific Highway and Manns Road between Lisarow and Narara.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast S... more details

NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN CESSNOCK

Sun 18th Sep 2016

Sunday, 18 September 2016   NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN CESSNOCK   The NSW Government is supporting two new and innovative pilot programs in Cessnock aimed at helping young people in the region transition to employment.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot... more details

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE GRANT FOR MORPETH PUBLIC SCHOOL

Fri 16th Sep 2016

Friday, 16 September 2016   BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE GRANT FOR MORPETH PUBLIC SCHOOL   Morpeth Public School can now offer more out of school hours care places thanks to a $30,000 grant from the NSW Government, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald announced today. ... more details

INVESTING IN HUNTER VETERANS’ LEGACY

Thu 15th Sep 2016

Thursday, 15 September 2016   INVESTING IN HUNTER VETERANS’ LEGACY   Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott and Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced that funding is available to protect and repair local war memorials and fund educational and ... more details

MAITLAND AND WYONG HOSPITAL UPGRADES TO BE DELIVERED SOONER

Thu 15th Sep 2016

Thursday 15 September 2016   MAITLAND AND WYONG HOSPITAL UPGRADES TO BE DELIVERED SOONER   Local patients and carers will benefit from state-of-the-art health facilities at Maitland and Wyong hospitals under a new partnership program to fast-track the hospital upgrades, Parliamentary... more details

FAMILIES WIN WITH PRESCHOOL FUNDING BOOST

Wed 14th Sep 2016

Wednesday, 14 September 2016   FAMILIES WIN WITH PRESCHOOL FUNDING BOOST   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch have welcomed an additional $115 million in funding to make early childhood education more affordable for local fa... more details

FAMILIES WIN WITH PRESCHOOL FUNDING BOOST

Wed 14th Sep 2016

Wednesday, 14 September 2016   FAMILIES WIN WITH PRESCHOOL FUNDING BOOST   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today welcomed an additional $115 million in funding to make early childhood education more affordable for local families and reduce fees by an average of 30... more details

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NSW CARERS ADVISORY COUNCIL

Wed 14th Sep 2016

Sunday, 18 September 2016   APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NSW CARERS ADVISORY COUNCIL   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonlad today encouraged local Huntercarers to apply for a position on the NSW Carers Advisory Council.   The NSW Carers Advisory Council advances the i... more details

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NSW CARERS ADVISORY COUNCIL

Wed 14th Sep 2016

Sunday, 18 September 2016   APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NSW CARERS ADVISORY COUNCIL   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonlad today encouraged local Huntercarers to apply for a position on the NSW Carers Advisory Council.   The NSW Carers Advisory Council advance... more details

CENTRAL COAST POPULATION BOOM

Mon 12th Sep 2016

Monday, 12 September 2016   CENTRAL COAST POPULATION BOOM   The Central Coast continues to reach its potential with the region’s population predicted to grow from 339,600 today to 415,100 in 2036, attracting 75,500 more people over the next two decades, Parliamentary Secretary f... more details

HELPING THOUSANDS AFFECTED BY INSTITUTIONAL CHILD ABUSE - ROYAL COMMISSION

Thu 08th Sep 2016

Thursday 8 September 2016   HELPING THOUSANDS AFFECTED BY INSTITUTIONAL CHILD ABUSE - ROYAL COMMISSION   The NSW Government will provide $66,000 of funding to support Lifeline in helping thousands affected by the evidence at the Newcastle Royal Commission hearings into Institutional Re... more details

R U OK? DAY

Thu 08th Sep 2016

Thursday, 8 September 2016 R U OK? DAY   Minister for Mental Health Pru Goward and Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald marked R U OK? Day on 8 September 2016 by challenging people ‘Who will you ask?’   “Research shows that a large percentage of peop... more details

NEW BRIDGE GETS ISLINGTON RESIDENTS ON TRACK

Thu 08th Sep 2016

Thursday, 8 September 2016   NEW BRIDGE GETS ISLINGTON RESIDENTS ON TRACK   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced construction on a new bridge in Islington is now complete, providing an upgraded road surface for motorists and improved access for pedestri... more details

CENTRAL COAST’S EXCEPTIONAL NURSES AND MIDWIVES HONOURED

Thu 08th Sep 2016

Thursday, 8 September 2016   CENTRAL COAST’S EXCEPTIONAL NURSES AND MIDWIVES HONOURED   Two nurses from the Central Coast have been named among the state’s most exceptional nurses and midwives for their outstanding contribution to health care in NSW.   Health Ministe... more details

HAVE A SAY ON PROPOSED WYONG ROAD CROSSING

Wed 07th Sep 2016

Sunday, 11 September 2016   HAVE A SAY ON PROPOSED WYONG ROAD CROSSING   Roads and Maritime Services is inviting the community to have a say on a proposal to install a mid-block crossing on Wyong Road at Killarney Vale.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDon... more details

MOBILE DEVICES ROLLED OUT TO HUNTER POLICE

Wed 07th Sep 2016

Sunday, 11 September 2016   MOBILE DEVICES ROLLED OUT TO HUNTER POLICE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald has welcomed the roll out of 72 mobile tablet devices for frontline officers, which will simplify the process of issuing infringements and allowing officers mo... more details

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ASIAN CUP 2015 LEGACY FUND GRANTS

Tue 06th Sep 2016

Tuesday 6th September 2016APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ASIAN CUP 2015 LEGACY FUND GRANTS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch today encouraged local football clubs to apply for funding through the NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund. “C... more details

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ASIAN CUP 2015 LEGACY FUND GRANTS

Tue 06th Sep 2016

uesday 6th September 2016 APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ASIAN CUP 2015 LEGACY FUND GRANTS Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today encouraged local football clubs to apply for funding through the NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund. “Football clubs across the Hunter are set to benefit... more details

FEE FREE TRAINING – VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Fri 02nd Sep 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016   FEE FREE TRAINING – VOCATIONAL EDUCATION   National Skills Week (29 Aug-4 Sept) is putting the spotlight on the benefits of vocational training. The NSW Government is asking Central Coastresidents who may be dealing with difficult life circumstances to con... more details

ROAD IMPROVEMENT WORK ON NELSON BAY ROAD

Fri 02nd Sep 2016

Friday, 2 September 2016   ROAD IMPROVEMENT WORK ON NELSON BAY ROAD   The Port Stephens community will soon benefit from road surface work on Nelson Bay Road, south of Marsh Road near Bobs Farm, with improvements starting on Monday.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot... more details

KURRI KURRI & WESTON AMBULANCE HALL UPGRADES

Fri 02nd Sep 2016

Sunday, 4 September 2016   KURRI KURRI & WESTON AMBULANCE HALL UPGRADES   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced $57,460 for the upgrade of facilities at Kurri Kurri and Weston Ambulance Halls. The upgrades are part of an $82,710 NSW Government invest... more details

CENTRAL COAST EMERGENCY RELIEF GRANTS

Fri 02nd Sep 2016

Sunday, 4 September 2016   CENTRAL COAST EMERGENCY RELIEF GRANTS   Local organisations on the Central Coast are encouraged to apply for up to $300,000 to help them deliver an important emergency relief infrastructure project for their communities.   Parliamentary Secretary for t... more details

GRANTS FOR HUNTER EMERGENCY RELIEF PROJECTS

Fri 02nd Sep 2016

Sunday, 4 September 2016   GRANTS FOR HUNTER EMERGENCY RELIEF PROJECTS   Local organisations and councils in the Hunter are encouraged to apply for up to $300,000 to help them deliver an important emergency relief infrastructure project for their communities.   Parliamentary Sec... more details

GRANT FOR FAIRHAVEN SERVICES, POINT CLARE

Thu 01st Sep 2016

Thursday, 1 September 2016   GRANT FOR FAIRHAVEN SERVICES, POINT CLARE   The Central Coast’s Fairhaven Services will receive a $9,500 NSW Government grant for the construction of an awning in the Vintage fair section of its premises in Point Clare.   Parliamentary Secretar... more details

FLASHING LIGHTS FOR ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY, GOSFORD

Thu 01st Sep 2016

Thursday, 1 September 2016   FLASHING LIGHTS FOR ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY, GOSFORD   St Patrick’s Primary School Gosford will share in a $5 million program to install school zone flashing lights where schools have multiple busy entrances, and have higher road safety risks. &nb... more details

FLASHING LIGHTS FOR OURIMBAH PUBLIC SCHOOL

Thu 01st Sep 2016

Thursday, 1 September 2016   FLASHING LIGHTS FOR OURIMBAH PUBLIC SCHOOL   Ourimbah Public School will share in a $5 million program to install school zone flashing lights where schools have multiple busy entrances, and have higher road safety risks.   Parliamentary Secretary fo... more details

$150K FOR WYONG PUBLIC RESERVES

Wed 31st Aug 2016

Wednesday, 31 August 2016   $150K FOR WYONG PUBLIC RESERVES   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald today announced the NSW Government will invest $152,330 to preserve Wyong’s important public reserves and community hubs.   The 2016/17 funding alloca... more details

FEE FREE TRAINING – VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Wed 31st Aug 2016

Wednesday, 31 August 2016   FEE FREE TRAINING – VOCATIONAL EDUCATION   National Skills Week (29 Aug-4 Sept) is putting the spotlight on the benefits of vocational training. The NSW Government is asking Hunterresidents who may be dealing with difficult life circumstances to consid... more details

FLASHING LIGHTS FOR ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY, GOSFORD

Wed 31st Aug 2016

Wednesday, 31 August 2016   FLASHING LIGHTS FOR ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY, GOSFORD   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald will announce that additional school zone flashing lights will be installed outside St Patrick’s Primary School, Gosford.   Da... more details

FLASHING LIGHTS FOR OURIMBAH PUBLIC SCHOOL

Wed 31st Aug 2016

Wednesday, 31 August 2016   FLASHING LIGHTS FOR OURIMBAH PUBLIC SCHOOL   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald will announce that additional school zone flashing lights will be installed outside Ourimbah Public School.   Date: 1st September 2016 Time: 1:4... more details

GRANT FOR FAIRHAVEN SERVICES

Wed 31st Aug 2016

Wednesday, 31 August 2016   GRANT FOR FAIRHAVEN SERVICES   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald will present a grant to Fairhaven Services to build an awning at the Fairhaven Centre in Point Clare.   Fairhaven supports people in our community with a disa... more details

FUNDING TO IMPROVE HUNTER COMMUNITY

Tue 30th Aug 2016

Tuesday, 30 August 2016   FUNDING TO IMPROVE HUNTER COMMUNITY   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced that applications are now open for funding to help make the Huntercommunity more accessible and liveable.   The Liveable Communities Grants Progr... more details

EXTENSION OF M1 PACIFIC MOTORWAY AT RAYMOND TERRACE

Tue 30th Aug 2016

Tuesday, 30 August 2016   EXTENSION OF M1 PACIFIC MOTORWAY AT RAYMOND TERRACE   Roads and Maritime Services is inviting the community to have a say on changes to the design of the M1 Pacific Motorway extension to the Pacific Highway at Raymond Terrace.   Parliamentary Secretary ... more details

FUEL CHECK

Mon 29th Aug 2016

Monday, 29 August 2016 FUEL CHECK   Motorists on the Central Coast will now be able to find the cheapest petrol at every service station in NSW thanks to the state-government’s new initiative, FuelCheck.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald said FuelChe... more details

TIME RUNNING OUT – HAVE YOUR SAY 'DRAFT HORSE INDUSTRY CODE OF PRACTICE'

Fri 26th Aug 2016

Friday, 26 August 2016   TIME RUNNING OUT – HAVE YOUR SAY 'DRAFT HORSE INDUSTRY CODE OF PRACTICE'   Time is running out to have your say on the draft horse industry Code of Practice. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald is reminding people in the Hunter to have ... more details

PACIFIC HIGHWAY AND WYONG ROAD UPGRADE

Fri 26th Aug 2016

Friday, 26 August 2016   PACIFIC HIGHWAY AND WYONG ROAD UPGRADE   A major milestone has been achieved this month on the $84 million Pacific Highway and Wyong Road upgrade at Tuggerah.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said 10 bridge girders were successful... more details

FUEL CHECK

Fri 26th Aug 2016

Sunday, 28 August 2016 FUEL CHECK   Motorists in the Hunter will now be able to find the cheapest petrol at every service station in NSW thanks to the state-government’s new initiative, FuelCheck.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said FuelCheck is the fir... more details

CENTRAL COAST’S STRONG JOBS GROWTH

Fri 26th Aug 2016

Sunday, 28 August 2016     CENTRAL COAST’S STRONG JOBS GROWTH     Regional NSW has been responsible for almost all regional jobs growth across the nation over the past year, according to ABS data released today.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast S... more details

HUNTER’S STRONG JOBS GROWTH

Thu 25th Aug 2016

Thursday, 25 August 2016   HUNTER’S STRONG JOBS GROWTH   Regional NSW has been responsible for almost all regional jobs growth across the nation over the past year, according to ABS data released today.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald welcomed Treas... more details

APPLIANCE REPLACEMENT OFFER

Wed 24th Aug 2016

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 APPLIANCE REPLACEMENT OFFER   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald is urging eligible households in the Hunter to apply for NSW Government Home Energy Action appliance program discounts to replace inefficient TVs and fridges.   The 40 and 50 ... more details

APPLIANCE REPLACEMENT OFFER

Wed 24th Aug 2016

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 APPLIANCE REPLACEMENT OFFER   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch are urging eligible households on the Central Coast to apply for NSW Government Home Energy Action appliance program discounts to replace i... more details

HARRIS AND MEHAN VOTE TO EXTEND ANIMAL CRUELTY

Wed 24th Aug 2016

Wednesday, 24 August 2016   HARRIS AND MEHAN VOTE TO EXTEND ANIMAL CRUELTY   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald has condemned Labor MP for Wyong David Harris and Labor MP for The Entrance David Mehan for voting against legislation to end animal cruelty in the ... more details

CATLEY VOTES TO EXTEND ANIMAL CRUELTY

Wed 24th Aug 2016

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 CATLEY VOTES TO EXTEND ANIMAL CRUELTY   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast Scot MacDonald has condemned Labor MP for Swansea Yasmin Catley for voting against legislation to end animal cruelty in the greyhound industry.   The legislation ... more details

FREE WORKSHOP FOR LEARNER DRIVER SUPERVISORS

Mon 22nd Aug 2016

Monday, 22 August 2016   FREE WORKSHOP FOR LEARNER DRIVER SUPERVISORS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald invites parents and supervisors to attend a free workshop on how to provide effective and safe practice sessions for learner drivers.   The “Helpin... more details

GRANTS FOR SPORT AND RECREATION PROJECTS

Sun 21st Aug 2016

Sunday, 21 August 2016   GRANTS FOR SPORT AND RECREATION PROJECTS   Community groups, sports clubs and councils In the Hunter are encouraged to apply for up to a million dollars to help them deliver an important sports infrastructure project for their communities.   Parliamenta... more details

GRANTS FOR SPORT AND RECREATION PROJECTS

Sun 21st Aug 2016

Sunday, 21 August 2016   GRANTS FOR SPORT AND RECREATION PROJECTS   Community groups and sports clubs on the Central Coast are encouraged to apply for up to a million dollars to help them deliver an important sports infrastructure project for their communities.   Parliamentary ... more details

NSW TARGETS ONE MILLION NEW JOBS FOR THE FUTURE

Fri 19th Aug 2016

Friday, 19 August 2016   NSW TARGETS ONE MILLION NEW JOBS FOR THE FUTURE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today welcomed news that regional NSW would be a key focus for jobs growth under a plan to create an additional one million new, rewarding jobs over the next... more details

NSW TARGETS ONE MILLION NEW JOBS FOR THE FUTURE

Fri 19th Aug 2016

Friday, 19 August 2016 NSW TARGETS ONE MILLION NEW JOBS FOR THE FUTURE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald today welcomed news that regional NSW would be a key focus for jobs growth under a plan to create an additional one million new, rewarding jobs over the next ... more details

$250,000 TO REPAIR SWANSEA MEMORIAL HALL

Thu 18th Aug 2016

Thursday, 18 August 2016   $250,000 TO REPAIR SWANSEA MEMORIAL HALL   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced the NSW Government will invest $250,000 to repair the Swansea Memorial Hall.   The 2016/17 funding allocation from the Public Reserves Man... more details

NEW TRAINS FOR NEWCASTLE AND THE CENTRAL COAST

Thu 18th Aug 2016

Thursday, 18 August 2016                NEW TRAINS FOR NEWCASTLE AND THE CENTRAL COAST   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast Scot MacDonald today welcomed the announcement that the State’s new ... more details

UPGRADE OF MAITLAND COMMUNITY HALL FACILITIES

Thu 18th Aug 2016

Thursday, 18 August 2016 UPGRADE OF MAITLAND COMMUNITY HALL FACILITIES   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced that the NSW Government will invest $66,222 to preserve Maitland’s important public reserves and upgrade facilities at the East Maitland Memori... more details

COAST SHELTER’S RONDELEY PROGRAM LAUNCHED

Wed 17th Aug 2016

17th August 2016 COAST SHELTER’S RONDELEY PROGRAM LAUNCHED Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald today launched Coast Shelter’s Rondeley Program at the offices of Central Coast Council, Wyong. The new Domestic Violence Response Enhancement Program (Rondeley Prog... more details

ASIAN CUP 2015 LEGACY FUND ESTABLISHED

Tue 16th Aug 2016

Tuesday, 16 August 2016   ASIAN CUP 2015 LEGACY FUND ESTABLISHED   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald today encouraged local football clubs to apply for funding through the NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund when it opens next month.   “Central Coast... more details

ASIAN CUP 2015 LEGACY FUND ESTABLISHED

Tue 16th Aug 2016

Tuesday, 16 August 2016   ASIAN CUP 2015 LEGACY FUND ESTABLISHED   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today encouraged local football clubs to apply for funding through the NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund when it opens next month.   “Hunter football clubs... more details

HAVE YOUR SAY ON UPGRADE OF PACIFIC HIGHWAY

Mon 15th Aug 2016

Monday, 15 August 2016   HAVE YOUR SAY ON UPGRADE OF PACIFIC HIGHWAY   The Lisarow community is encouraged to have a say on the environmental assessment for the proposed upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Ourimbah Street and Parsons Road.   Parliamentary Secretary for the C... more details

UNITY GRANTS AVAILABLE

Sun 14th Aug 2016

Sunday, 14 August 2016   UNITY GRANTS AVAILABLE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced that funding is available to celebrate the Hunter’scultural diversity and help bring the community together.   The 2016/17 Unity and Celebration Grants,... more details

UNITY GRANTS AVAILABLE

Sun 14th Aug 2016

Sunday, 14 August 2016   UNITY GRANTS AVAILABLE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch today announced that funding is available to celebrate the Central Coast’scultural diversity and help bring the community together. ... more details

GRANTS TO IMPROVE CENTRAL COAST FISH HABITAT

Wed 10th Aug 2016

Wednesday, 10 August 2016   GRANTS TO IMPROVE CENTRAL COAST FISH HABITAT   Individuals and community groups wanting to improve their local fish habitat are being encouraged to apply for a grant through the next funding round of the NSW Government’s Habitat Action Grants Program. ... more details

GRANTS TO IMPROVE THE HUNTER’S FISH HABITAT

Wed 10th Aug 2016

Wednesday, 10 August 2016   GRANTS TO IMPROVE THE HUNTER’S FISH HABITAT   Individuals and community groups wanting to improve their local fish habitat are being encouraged to apply for a grant through the next funding round of the NSW Government’s Habitat Action Grants Prog... more details

FUNDING FOR NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL EVENTS IN THE HUNTER

Sun 07th Aug 2016

Sunday, 7 August 2016   FUNDING FOR NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL EVENTS IN THE HUNTER   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald today encouraged Hunter organisations and groups to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to host events during 2017 NSW Seniors Festival.    Th... more details

FUNDING FOR NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL EVENTS ON THE CENTRAL COAST

Sun 07th Aug 2016

Sunday, 7 August 2016   FUNDING FOR NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL EVENTS ON THE CENTRAL COAST   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch today encouraged Central Coast organisations and groups to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to host ev... more details

TENDERS INVITED FOR M1 PACIFIC MOTORWAY WORKS

Thu 04th Aug 2016

Thursday, 4 August 2016   TENDERS INVITED FOR M1 PACIFIC MOTORWAY WORKS   The M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade between the Tuggerah and Doyalson interchanges is progressing with tenders now invited to carry out major building work.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Sco... more details

TEN’S THE LIVING ROOM TO SHOWCASE STOCKTON BEACH

Wed 03rd Aug 2016

Wednesday, 3 August 2016   TEN’S THE LIVING ROOM TO SHOWCASE STOCKTON BEACH   Stockton Beach will feature on Channel Ten’s popular lifestyle program The Living Room this Friday, showcasing the region to a national audience of more than 750,000 television viewers.   ... more details

GRANTS TO CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAY

Tue 02nd Aug 2016

Tuesday, 2 August 2016   GRANTS TO CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS DAY   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonaldtoday encouraged local organisations to celebrate the valuable contribution grandparents make in the Hunter community, by applying for funding available under the NSW Gr... more details

YOUTH RENT SUBSIDY TO REDUCE HOMELESSNESS

Mon 01st Aug 2016

  Monday, 1 August 2016       YOUTH RENT SUBSIDY TO REDUCE HOMELESSNESS       Vulnerable teenagers on the Central Coast who are at risk of homelessness have a new way to access affordable housing – with links to education, training and jobs – t... more details

MILESTONE FOR CARY STREET UPGRADE AT TORONTO

Mon 01st Aug 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016   MILESTONE FOR CARY STREET UPGRADE AT TORONTO   Work on the widening of Cary Street at Toronto will reach a major milestone on Monday evening August 1 when traffic lights are switched on at the intersection of Cary Street, Donnelly Avenue and James Street. &nbs... more details

STRATEGIC PLAN FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Sun 31st Jul 2016

Sunday, 31 July 2016   STRATEGIC PLAN FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed the launch of the NSW Government’s first ever legislated plan to help children and young people thrive.    The th... more details

STRATEGIC PLAN FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Sun 31st Jul 2016

Sunday, 31 July 2016   STRATEGIC PLAN FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed the launch of the NSW Government’s first ever legislated plan to help children and young people thrive.    The three-yea... more details

FIRST SOD TURNED IN REDEVELOPMENT OF COOKS HILL SLSC

Fri 29th Jul 2016

Friday, 29 July 2016   FIRST SOD TURNED IN REDEVELOPMENT OF COOKS HILL SLSC   The Cooks Hill SLSC redevelopment commenced today, with club members and official guests present for the turning of the first sod.   Club spokesman Marc Glanville said the entire project was expected ... more details

GRANT FOR HUNTER REGION BOTANIC GARDENS

Fri 29th Jul 2016

Friday, 29 July 2016   GRANT FOR HUNTER REGION BOTANIC GARDENS Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka today granted $5,000 in funding to make the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens more accessible for older people and people with disability. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot Ma... more details

ILLEGAL DUMPING GRANT FOR MAITLAND CITY COUNCIL

Mon 25th Jul 2016

Monday, 25 July 2016   ILLEGAL DUMPING GRANT FOR MAITLAND CITY COUNCIL   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced a $68,000 NSW Government grant for Maitland City Council to help combat illegal dumping.   Maitland City Council’s project wa... more details

SUPPORTING HUNTER MUSICIANS TO TAKE THE WORLD STAGE

Sun 24th Jul 2016

Sunday, 24 July 2016   SUPPORTING HUNTER MUSICIANS TO TAKE THE WORLD STAGE    Hunter musicians wanting to promote and showcase their talents to overseas producers or develop contacts that could open the door to an international music career are invited to apply for NSW Government ... more details

SUPPORTING CENTRAL COAST MUSICIANS TO TAKE THE WORLD STAGE

Sun 24th Jul 2016

Sunday, 24 July 2016   SUPPORTING CENTRAL COAST MUSICIANS TO TAKE THE WORLD STAGE    Central Coast musicians wanting to promote and showcase their talents to overseas producers or develop contacts that could open the door to an international music career are invited to apply for N... more details

$2 MILLION QUAD BIKE SAFETY REBATE

Fri 22nd Jul 2016

Friday, 22 July 2016   $2 MILLION QUAD BIKE SAFETY REBATE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced that rural workplaces across Maitland can apply for a rebate of up to $500 to implement safety measures aimed at reducing quad bike tragedies and injur... more details

$2 MILLION QUAD BIKE SAFETY REBATE

Fri 22nd Jul 2016

Friday, 22 July 2016   $2 MILLION QUAD BIKE SAFETY REBATE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced that rural workplaces across Cessnock can apply for a rebate of up to $500 to implement safety measures aimed at reducing quad bike tragedies and injur... more details

HUNTER WINNERS AT 2016 TOURISM ACCOMMODATION AUSTRALIA AWARDS

Fri 22nd Jul 2016

Friday 22 July, 2016   HUNTER WINNERS AT 2016 TOURISM ACCOMMODATION AUSTRALIA AWARDS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has congratulated representatives from the Hunter on their outstanding achievements at the 2016 Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) NSW Aw... more details

HUNTER WINNERS AT 2016 TOURISM ACCOMMODATION AUSTRALIA AWARDS

Fri 22nd Jul 2016

Friday 22 July, 2016   HUNTER WINNERS AT 2016 TOURISM ACCOMMODATION AUSTRALIA AWARDS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has congratulated representatives from the Hunter on their outstanding achievements at the 2016 Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) NSW Aw... more details

FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY FACILITIES AROUND NEWCASTLE PORT

Thu 21st Jul 2016

Thursday, 21 July 2016   FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY FACILITIES AROUND NEWCASTLE PORT   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today launched the second annual round of applications for grants under the Newcastle Port Community Contribution fund.   Mr MacDonald sa... more details

LAKE MACQUARIE TO HOST ROUND FIVE OF 2016 OFFSHORE SUPERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Thu 21st Jul 2016

Thursday, 21 July 2016   LAKE MACQUARIE TO HOST ROUND FIVE OF 2016 OFFSHORE SUPERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced that the NSW Government will be supporting the Lake Macquarie round of the 2016 Offshore Superboat Champions... more details

GREYHOUND INDUSTRY TO CLOSE

Thu 14th Jul 2016

Thursday, 14 July 2016   GREYHOUND INDUSTRY TO CLOSE     Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed the announcement NSW Natural Resources Commissioner, Dr John Keniry AM, has been appointed Coordinator General of the Greyhounds Transition Ta... more details

GREYHOUND INDUSTRY TO CLOSE

Thu 14th Jul 2016

Thursday, 14 July 2016   GREYHOUND INDUSTRY TO CLOSE     Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed the announcement NSW Natural Resources Commissioner, Dr John Keniry AM, has been appointed Coordinator General of the Greyhounds Transition Taskforce... more details

A MODERN TAFE FOR THE HUNTER

Wed 13th Jul 2016

Wednesday, 13 July 2016   A MODERN TAFE FOR THE HUNTER   A modernised structure for TAFE NSW will reduce overheads, direct more resources to frontline teaching and guarantee TAFE is meeting the training and skills needs of the Hunter community and economy, Parliamentary Secretary for t... more details

A MODERN TAFE FOR THE CENTRAL COAST

Wed 13th Jul 2016

Wednesday, 13 July 2016   A MODERN TAFE FOR THE CENTRAL COAST   A modernised structure for TAFE NSW will reduce overheads, direct more resources to frontline teaching and guarantee TAFE is meeting the training and skills needs of the Central Coast community and economy, Parliamentary S... more details

WEIGHBRIDGE GRANT FOR TORONTO’S JET GROUP

Wed 13th Jul 2016

Wednesday, 13 July 2016   WEIGHBRIDGE GRANT FOR TORONTO’S JET GROUP   Toronto business Jet Group will receive a NSW Government grant to install a weighbridge at its Norma road waste facility, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC announced today.   Th... more details

WEIGHBRIDGE GRANT FOR NEWCASTLE’S BENEDICT RECYCLING

Wed 13th Jul 2016

Wednesday, 13 July 2016   WEIGHBRIDGE GRANT FOR NEWCASTLE’S BENEDICT RECYCLING   Newcastle business Benedict Recycling will receive a NSW Government grant to install a weighbridge at its waste facility, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC announced today. ... more details

UPGRADE OF PACIFIC HIGHWAY AT LISAROW

Mon 11th Jul 2016

Monday, 11 July 2016   UPGRADE OF PACIFIC HIGHWAY AT LISAROW   The community is encouraged to provide feedback on the proposed upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Ourimbah Street and Parsons Road at Lisarow.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC ... more details

DIABETES AWARENESS WEEK

Sun 10th Jul 2016

Sunday, 10 July 2016 DIABETES AWARENESS WEEK   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC is raising awareness of diabetes - the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia. “Over 400,000 people in NSW are self-identified as having diabetes and that number is increa... more details

DIABETES AWARENESS WEEK

Sun 10th Jul 2016

Sunday, 10 July 2016 DIABETES AWARENESS WEEK   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC is raising awareness of diabetes - the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia. “Over 400,000 people in NSW are self-identified as having diabetes and that number is... more details

COMBATING LITTER IN PORT STEPHENS

Thu 07th Jul 2016

Thursday, 7 July 2016   COMBATING LITTER IN PORT STEPHENS    Port Stephens Council will receive a $33,000 NSW Government grant to target litter in the Port Stephens LGA, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC announced today.   Mr MacDonald said Port Ste... more details

NEW TOURISM NETWORK FOR CENTRAL COAST

Thu 07th Jul 2016

Thursday, 7 July 2016   NEW TOURISM NETWORK FOR CENTRAL COAST   The NSW Government will invest $43 million over four years in a major overhaul in the way regional and rural areas attract visitors, including the creation of six new Destination Networks throughout NSW.   Parliamen... more details

OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE IN TOUKLEY

Wed 06th Jul 2016

Wednesday, 6 July 2016   OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE IN TOUKLEY   More families’ inToukley now have access to before and after school services with the completion of the first phase of the $20 million Out of School Hours Care grant program, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Co... more details

OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE IN CHARLESTOWN

Wed 06th Jul 2016

Wednesday, 6 July 2016   OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE IN CHARLESTOWN   More families in Charlestown now have access to before and after school services with the completion of the first phase of the $20 million Out of School Hours Care grant program, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, ... more details

GRANTS IMPROVE HUNTER AND CENTRAL COAST TRANSPORT EXPERIENCE

Tue 05th Jul 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016   GRANTS IMPROVE HUNTER AND CENTRAL COAST TRANSPORT EXPERIENCE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC today invited councils, transport operators and community groups in the to apply for a share of around $3.3 million in gra... more details

CENTRAL COAST ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR FELLOWSHIPS

Tue 28th Jun 2016

Tuesday, 28 June 2016   CENTRAL COAST ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR FELLOWSHIPS   Artists on the Central Coast are being invited to apply for three NSW Government fellowships dedicated to support regionally based artists, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC... more details

HUNTER ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR FELLOWSHIPS

Tue 28th Jun 2016

Tuesday, 28 June 2016   HUNTER ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR FELLOWSHIPS   Artists in the Hunter are being invited to apply for three NSW Government fellowships dedicated to support regionally based artists, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC said today.   ... more details

FUNDING BOOST FOR NEWCASTLE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Fri 24th Jun 2016

Friday, 24 June 2016   FUNDING BOOST FOR NEWCASTLE MUSIC FESTIVAL   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC has today announced a $5,000 NSW Government Grant to promote local talent for the inaugural Newcastle Music Festival.   Mr MacDonald presented the grant... more details

GRANT FOR TEA GARDENS ORGANIC WASTE PROCESSOR

Fri 24th Jun 2016

Friday, 24 June 2016   GRANT FOR TEA GARDENS ORGANIC WASTE PROCESSOR   Australian Native Landscapes Pty Ltd will receive a $1,300,000 NSW Government Restoration and Rehabilitation grant, Member for Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC announced today.   &ld... more details

MAITLAND PROJECT SHORTLISTED FOR RESOURCES FOR REGIONS

Thu 23rd Jun 2016

Thursday, 23 June 2016   MAITLAND PROJECT SHORTLISTED FOR RESOURCES FOR REGIONS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced that the Catholic Archdiocese Office and Maitland City Council’s application for $3.95 million of funding under the NSW Gov... more details

BUDGET INVESTS IN THE HUNTER AND CENTRAL COAST

Tue 21st Jun 2016

Tuesday, 21 June 2016   BUDGET INVESTS IN THE HUNTER AND CENTRAL COAST   The 2016-17 NSW Budget invests in the health facilities, schools, transport and roads that will ensure the Central Coast region remains a great place to live and work well into the future.   Parliamentary ... more details

RECORD INVESTMENT TO TACKLE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Tue 21st Jun 2016

Tuesday, 21 June 2016   RECORD INVESTMENT TO TACKLE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has welcomed the NSW Government’s record funding to tackle domestic violence, as announced by Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for the Preve... more details

PROPERTY CRIME REPORTING FOR CENTRAL COAST

Sun 19th Jun 2016

Sunday, 19 June 2016    PROPERTY CRIME REPORTING FOR CENTRAL COAST   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC today urged residents to make use of a new community crime-reporting portal offering a quick and secure way to report crime on the Central Coast. ... more details

PROPERTY CRIME REPORTING FOR THE HUNTER

Sun 19th Jun 2016

Sunday, 19 June 2016   PROPERTY CRIME REPORTING FOR THE HUNTER   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today urged residents to make use of a new community crime-reporting portal offering a quick and secure way to report crime in the Hunter.   The NSW Police... more details

$480,000 TO SUPPORT THE THRIVING TOURISM INDUSTRY IN NEW SOUTH WALES

Thu 16th Jun 2016

SENATOR THE HON RICHARD COLBECK MINISTER FOR TOURISM AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION THE HON STUART AYRES MP MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM AND MAJOR EVENTS, MINISTER FOR SPORT       16 June 2016   $480,000 TO SUPPORT THE THRIVING TOURISM INDUSTRY IN NEW SOUTH WALES   ... more details

WASTE LEVY WAIVED TO HELP CLEAN UP STORM DAMAGE

Tue 14th Jun 2016

Tuesday, 14 June 2016   WASTE LEVY WAIVED TO HELP CLEAN UP STORM DAMAGE   Residents and businesses in the Central Coast and the Maitland region affected by the recent storm will be exempt from paying the NSW Government’s waste levy fee until 30 June to help with the clean-up, Par... more details

PORT STEPHENS TO FEATURE ON SYDNEY WEEKENDER

Sun 12th Jun 2016

Sunday, 12 June 2016   PORT STEPHENS TO FEATURE ON SYDNEY WEEKENDER   The popular winter tourist attractions and local accommodation in Port Stephens will feature in a new episode of Sydney Weekender, shown toover 130,000 viewers, thanks to a partnership with the NSW Government.  ... more details

SUPPORT FOR STORM-AFFECTED RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ON THE CENTRAL COAST

Fri 10th Jun 2016

Friday, 10 June 2016   SUPPORT FOR STORM-AFFECTED RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ON THE CENTRAL COAST   Disaster assistance is now available to help the Central Coast community get back on its feet following the storm that swept across the state over the weekend, Parliamentary Secretary for ... more details

SUPPORT FOR STORM-AFFECTED RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN MAITLAND

Fri 10th Jun 2016

Friday, 10 June 2016   SUPPORT FOR STORM-AFFECTED RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN MAITLAND   Disaster assistance is now available to help the Maitland community get back on its feet following the storm that swept across the state over the weekend, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Sc... more details

$97,500 NSW ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST GRANT FOR CENTRAL COAST COUNCIL

Thu 09th Jun 2016

Thursday, 9 June 2016   $97,500 NSW ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST GRANT FOR CENTRAL COAST COUNCIL   Central Coast Council will receive a $97,500 NSW Government Environmental Trust grant, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald announced.   “This grant will cont... more details

ILLEGAL DUMPING HOT SPOTS UNDER SURVEILLANCE

Tue 07th Jun 2016

Tuesday, 7 June 2016   ILLEGAL DUMPING HOT SPOTS UNDER SURVEILLANCE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast, Scot MacDonald said today that the Department of Primary Industries – Lands and the Hunter/Central Coast Regional Illegal Dumping Squad (RID) are instal... more details

GRANT FOR NAISDA DANCE COLLEGE

Mon 06th Jun 2016

Monday, 6 June 2016   GRANT FOR NAISDA DANCE COLLEGE   “NAISDA Dance College in Kariong are to receive $12,800 from the NSW Government to grow and promote Aboriginal art and culture, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast, Scot MacDonald said.   “It... more details

RENEW NEWCASTLE A FINALIST IN NSW CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Mon 06th Jun 2016

Friday, 3 June 2016   RENEW NEWCASTLE A FINALIST IN NSW CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS   Renew Newcastle, the city revitalisation program, has been named as one of six finalists in the 2016 NSW Creative Achievement Awards, Parliamentary Secretary for Newcastle, Scot MacDonald MLC, announc... more details

$99,618 FOR CESSNOCK DRY RAINFOREST

Fri 03rd Jun 2016

Friday, 3 June 2016   $99, 618 FOR CESSNOCK DRY RAINFOREST   Hunter Councils Inc. will receive a NSW Government Environmental Trust grant, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald announced today.   “The grant of $99,618 will assist in improving the condition... more details

STRONG VOICE FOR THE HUNTER AND CENTRAL COAST'S MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES

Fri 03rd Jun 2016

Friday, 3 June 2016   STRONG VOICE FOR THE HUNTER AND CENTRAL COAST’S MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast Scot MacDonald and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka today joined the first meeting of Multicultural NSW Hunter and Ce... more details

$82,900 ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST GRANT FOR MAITLAND

Fri 03rd Jun 2016

Friday, 3 June 2016   $82,900 ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST GRANT FOR MAITLAND   Maitland City Council will receive a NSW Government Environmental Trust grant, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald announced today.   “The grant of $82,900 will assist in improving th... more details

SALT ASH COMMUNITY MEMBERS VISIT NSW PARLIAMENT

Thu 02nd Jun 2016

Thursday, 2 June 2016   SALT ASH COMMUNITY MEMBERS VISIT NSW PARLIAMENT   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald  MLC met with Julie Bailey, Secretary of Salt Ash Community First and other community members today in NSW Parliament.   Salt Ash Community Firs... more details

1 MONTH BEFORE NDIS COMMENCES IN THE HUNTER

Wed 01st Jun 2016

Wednesday, 1 June 2016                 1 MONTH BEFORE NDIS COMMENCES IN THE HUNTER   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today confirmed that there is just a month to go before the National Di... more details

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR WAR MEMORIAL GRANTS

Tue 31st May 2016

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR WAR MEMORIAL GRANTS Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC announced applications are now open for grants up to $60,000 to preserve important pieces of local military history and put them back on display. Mr MacDonald said... more details

NEW ERA FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING IN HUNTER AND CENTRAL COAST

Tue 31st May 2016

Tuesday, 31 May 2016   NEW ERA FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING IN HUNTER AND CENTRAL COAST   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC has welcomed changes announced  to commercial fishing in NSW, which will support local fishers and ensure the supply of ... more details

HUNTER CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE GRANT TO PROTECT GLENROCK

Fri 27th May 2016

Friday, 27 May 2016   HUNTER CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE GRANT TO PROTECT GLENROCK   Conservation Volunteers Australia will receive a $99,330 NSW Government Restoration and Rehabilitation grant, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC announced today.   &l... more details

BELMONT WETLANDS GRANT TO PROTECT HABITAT

Fri 27th May 2016

Friday, 27 May 2016   BELMONT WETLANDS GRANT TO PROTECT HABITAT   Belmont Wetlands State Park will receive a $99,608 NSW Government Restoration and Rehabilitation grant, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC announced today.   “This grant will support ... more details

HELP FOR HUNTER COMMUNITIES TO MANAGE FLYING FOXES

Fri 27th May 2016

Friday, 27 May 2016   HELP FOR HUNTER COMMUNITIES TO MANAGE FLYING FOXES   Help is at hand for communities managing flying fox colonies, with the State Government making a pool of $1 million open to Councils to apply for mitigation works.   “Many Hunter communities are ex... more details

NEW AFTER SCHOOL CARE SERVICE FOR WOY WOY

Fri 27th May 2016

  Tuesday, 24 May 2016       NEW AFTER SCHOOL CARE SERVICE FOR WOY WOY       More families in Woy Woy now have access to before and after school services with the completion of the first phase of the $20 million Out of School Hours Care grant program, Parl... more details

NEW AFTER SCHOOL CARE SERVICE FOR BARNSLEY

Fri 27th May 2016

Friday, 27 May 2016   NEW AFTER SCHOOL CARE SERVICE FOR BARNSLEY   More families at Barnsley Public School now have access to before and after school services with the completion of the first phase of the $20 million Out of School Hours Care grant program, Parliamentary Secretary for t... more details

NEW AFTER SCHOOL CARE SERVICES FOR MAYFIELD

Fri 27th May 2016

Friday, 27 May 2016   NEW AFTER SCHOOL CARE SERVICES FOR MAYFIELD   More families at Mayfield West now have access to before and after school services with the completion of the first phase of the $20 million Out of School Hours Care grant program, Parliamentary Secretary for the Centr... more details

TODAY SHOW TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE HUNTER

Thu 26th May 2016

  23 May 2016 TODAY SHOW TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE HUNTER Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today announced that the Hunter Valley will be on show to over 1.3 million television viewers, when the TODAY Show broadcasts live from the region on Thursday 2 June. Mr Mac... more details

HUNTER CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE GRANT TO PROTECT GLENROCK

Thu 26th May 2016

  Thursday, 26 May 2016 HUNTER CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE GRANT TO PROTECT GLENROCK Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC will present Mr Steve Travers, Operations Manager at Conservation Volunteers Australia with a grant from the NSW Government Environmental Trust... more details

FEDERAL MINISTER FOR CITIES LEARNS FROM NEWCASTLE AND HUNTER REGION

Thu 26th May 2016

  26 May 2016 FEDERAL MINISTER FOR CITIES LEARNS FROM NEWCASTLE AND HUNTER REGION Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC will be joined by Angus Taylor MP, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation at Hunter Street Mall in Newcastle CBD. Mr MacDonald and ... more details

CHAOTIC NSW LABOR

Wed 25th May 2016

     25 May 2016   CHAOTIC NSW LABOR   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC has called on Labor MPs in the Hunter and Central Coast to get back to the job they were elected to do.   Mr MacDonald said "On Thursday, Labor MPs ... more details

M1 TO RAYMOND TERRACE PROPOSAL CONSULTATION REPORT PUBLISHED

Wed 25th May 2016

Wednesday, 25 May 2016   M1 TO RAYMOND TERRACE PROPOSAL CONSULTATION REPORT PUBLISHED   The future extension of the M1 Pacific Motorway to the Pacific Highway at Raymond Terrace is moving forward with the community invited to view the consultation report.   Parliamentary Secreta... more details

4 NEW CHEMOTHERAPY CHAIRS FOR NEWCASTLE

Mon 23rd May 2016

Monday 23 May 2016 4 NEW CHEMOTHERAPY CHAIRS FOR NEWCASTLE Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today welcomed four new chemotherapy chairs to be commissioned at Calvary Mater Newcastle to support local cancer patients. The new chairs, funded by Hunter New England Health, will h... more details

$1.3 MILLION ROAD SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON PUTTY ROAD

Mon 23rd May 2016

23 May 2016 $1.3 MILLION ROAD SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON PUTTY ROAD   Roads and Maritime Services will start safety improvement work from Monday 23 May on Putty Road near Milbrodale and Putty.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government allocated $... more details

PROPOSED DESIGN FOR UPGRADE OF MANNS ROAD

Mon 23rd May 2016

23 May 2016    PROPOSED DESIGN FOR UPGRADE OF MANNS ROAD   The community is invited to have a say on the proposed design for a future upgrade of Manns Road between Stockyard Place, West Gosford and Narara Creek Road at Narara.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast... more details

NEW EQUIPMENT TO BOOST ABORIGINAL DENTAL SERVICES

Mon 23rd May 2016

  NEW EQUIPMENT TO BOOST ABORIGINAL DENTAL SERVICES       Assistant Minister for Health Pru Goward announced that six Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services across NSW will share in over $420,000 in new funding to enhance dental health services for Aboriginal people... more details

YOUTH OPPORTUNITY FUNDING FOR CENTRAL COAST

Sun 22nd May 2016

22 May 2016 "YOUTH OPPORTUNITY" FUNDING FOR CENTRAL COAST More than $1.1 million in funding is now available for innovative projects that will help young people realise their full potential and benefit the wider community. Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC tod... more details

YOUTH OPPORTUNITY FUNDING FOR THE HUNTER

Sun 22nd May 2016

22 May 2016 "YOUTH OPPORTUNITY" FUNDING FOR THE HUNTER More than $1.1 million in funding is now available for innovative projects that will help young people realise their full potential and benefit the wider community. Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced... more details

$200,000 FUNDING BOOST FOR 24/7 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT IN UPPER HUNTER

Thu 19th May 2016

19 May 2016   $200,000 FUNDING BOOST FOR 24/7 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT IN UPPER HUNTER   Women and children experiencing domestic violence in the Upper Hunter will have access to extra crisis accommodation and 24/7 support under a NSW Government funding package announced.   &ld... more details

$1.1m FUNDING BOOST FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT ON THE CENTRAL COAST

Wed 18th May 2016

18 May 2016             $1.1m FUNDING BOOST FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT ON THE CENTRAL COAST   Women and children escaping domestic and family violence on the Central Coast will have access to round the clock crisis support under a ne... more details

NEWCASTLE BY-PASS DESIGN

Wed 18th May 2016

18 May 2016   NEWCASTLE BY-PASS DESIGN   The community is invited to have a say on the refined strategic design for the Rankin Park to Jesmond section of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government had com... more details

$260,000 FUNDING BOOST FOR 24/7 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT IN THE LOWER HUNTER

Tue 17th May 2016

17 May 2016   $260,000 FUNDING BOOST FOR 24/7 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT IN THE LOWER HUNTER   Women and children experiencing domestic violence in the Hunter will have access to extra crisis accommodation and 24/7 support under a NSW Government funding package announced today.   ... more details

$600,000 FUNDING BOOST FOR 24/7 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT IN THE HUNTER

Tue 17th May 2016

17 May 2016   $600,000 FUNDING BOOST FOR 24/7 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT IN THE HUNTER   Women and children experiencing domestic violence in the Hunter will have access to extra crisis accommodation and 24/7 support under a NSW Government funding package announced today.   &ldqu... more details

MULTICULTURAL NSW CELEBRATION GRANTS

Mon 16th May 2016

16 May 2016 Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter     MULTICULTURAL NSW CELEBRATION GRANTS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced funding is available for events that help bring communities together and celebrate o... more details

DEFIBRILLATOR FOR CENTRAL COAST VOLUNTEER RESCUE ASSOCIATION

Fri 13th May 2016

 David Elliott MP Minister for Corrections Minister for Emergency Services Minister for Veterans Affairs   Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Friday, 13 May 2016   DEFIBRILLATOR FOR CENTRAL COAST VOLUNTEER RESCUE ASSOCIATION   Life-s... more details

FIRST OPAL ACTIVATED BIKE SHED OPENS AT WOY WOY

Fri 13th May 2016

 Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast 13th May 2016 FIRST OPAL ACTIVATED BIKE SHED OPENS AT WOY WOY Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC today unveiled the first Opal activated bike shed in NSW near Woy Woy Station, providing an... more details

WELCOME CENTRAL COAST COUNCIL

Thu 12th May 2016

 Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch MP Member for Terrigal Thursday, 12 May 2016   WELCOME CENTRAL COAST COUNCIL   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch MP have wel... more details

REMINDER: HAVE YOUR SAY ON LIGHT RAIL REF

Wed 11th May 2016

   Thursday, 12 May 2016   REMINDER: HAVE YOUR SAY ON LIGHT RAIL REF     Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has reminded residents and organisations to have their say on the Newcastle Light Rail Review of Environmental Factors before 5pm on Thur... more details

$8 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY PRESCHOOLS

Tue 10th May 2016

 Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch MP Member for Terrigal Monday, 9 May 2016   $8 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY PRESCHOOLS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced families across NSW will... more details

$8 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY PRESCHOOLS

Tue 10th May 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Tuesday, 10 May 2016   $8 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY PRESCHOOLS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced families across NSW will benefit from an $8 million funding injection for capital w... more details

$2 MILLION FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS

Tue 10th May 2016

 Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch MP Member for Terrigal Tuesday, 10 May 2016   $2 MILLION FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed the NSW Government&rsq... more details

CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME

Tue 10th May 2016

   Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch MP Member for Terrigal Tuesday, 10 May 2016 CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME   The NSW Government will introduce a refund container deposit scheme that will drive down litter across the Central Coas... more details

CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME

Tue 10th May 2016

 Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Tuesday, 10 May 2016   CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME   The NSW Government will introduce a refund container deposit scheme that will drive down litter across the Hunter.   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter,... more details

$2 MILLION FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS

Tue 10th May 2016

   Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Tuesday, 10 May 2016   $2 MILLION FUNDING TO SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed the NSW Government’s $2 million investment on new initiativ... more details

STATE FUNDING BOOST FOR COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Mon 09th May 2016

  Monday, 9 May 2016   STATE FUNDING BOOST FOR COASTAL MANAGEMENT   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed the announcement of an $83.6 million Budget funding commitment towards management of the NSW coastline, including funding for the mitigat... more details

RAIL BRIDGE RENEWAL FOR TELARAH

Fri 06th May 2016

  Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Friday, 6 May 2016   RAIL BRIDGE RENEWAL FOR TELARAH     Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced the completion of a new $4.7 million bridge over the rail corridor at Tel... more details

ONE-STOP SHOPS A WIN FOR THE HUNTER

Fri 06th May 2016

Dominic Perrottet MP Minister for Finance, Services and Property   Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast    6th May 2016 ONE-STOP SHOPS A WIN FOR THE HUNTER Government services continue to expand in the Hunter, as Minister for Finance, Service... more details

TOUKLEY CENTRE BOOSTS SERVICE ON THE COAST

Fri 06th May 2016

Dominic Perrottet MP Minister for Finance, Services and Property   Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast    6th May 2016 TOUKLEY CENTRE BOOSTS SERVICE ON THE COAST Minister for Finance, Services and Property Dominic Perrottet today joined Pa... more details

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AT CRANGAN BAY

Fri 06th May 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast  6th May 2016   SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AT CRANGAN BAY   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC has announced work to improve safety for motorists on Kanangra Dri... more details

FINAL CONCRETE DECK POURED FOR EASTBOUND OVERPASS

Fri 06th May 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter 6th MAY 2016 FINAL CONCRETE DECK POURED FOR EASTBOUND OVERPASS   The upgrade of the New England Highway near the Maitland Railway Station roundabout on Church Street is progressing well with the final concrete poured today ... more details

ONE-STOP SHOPS A WIN FOR THE HUNTER

Thu 05th May 2016

Dominic Perrottet MP Minister for Finance, Services and Property Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter  5th May 2016   ONE-STOP SHOPS A WIN FOR THE HUNTER   Minister for Finance, Services and Property Dominic Perrottet and Parliamentary Secretary for... more details

TOUKLEY CENTRE BOOSTS SERVICE ON THE COAST

Thu 05th May 2016

Dominic Perrottet MP Minister for Finance, Services and Property Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast 5th May 2016   TOUKLEY CENTRE BOOSTS SERVICE ON THE COAST   Minister for Finance, Services and Property Dominic Perrottet and Parliamentary Secre... more details

STOCKTON BEACH TO BE SHOWCASED ON CHANNEL SEVEN’S SUNRISE

Wed 04th May 2016

  Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter  Wednesday, 4 May 2016   STOCKTON BEACH TO BE SHOWCASED ON CHANNEL SEVEN’S SUNRISE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced that Stockton Beach will feature on... more details

WATER CONNECTION STARTS IN WILLIAMTOWN

Tue 03rd May 2016

Hunter Water   Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter    WATER CONNECTION STARTS IN WILLIAMTOWN Work to supply town water to the 165 homes and businesses inside the Williamtown Investigation Area is underway, bringing an end to the uncertainty many felt... more details

RECKLESS PROTEST DISRUPTS HUNTER TOURISM

Mon 02nd May 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter  Monday, 2 May 2016   RECKLESS PROTEST DISRUPTS HUNTER TOURISM   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has strongly condemned the protest planned for this Sunday in Newcastle Port. The protest ... more details

GRANT FOR GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH OF NEWCASTLE

Fri 29th Apr 2016

Friday, 29 April 2016   GRANT FOR GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH OF NEWCASTLE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced a $32,000 NSW Government grant to the Greek Orthodox Parish of Newcastle for the repair and upgrade of its Community Centre.   &ldquo... more details

MARINE MANAGEMENT- HAWKESBURY SHELF

Thu 28th Apr 2016

  Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast Thursday, 28 April 2016     MARINE MANAGEMENT- HAWKESBURY SHELF     Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC today reminded coastal residents and... more details

GRANT FOR GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH OF NEWCASTLE

Thu 28th Apr 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   Friday, 29 April 2016   GRANT FOR GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH OF NEWCASTLE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC will announce a NSW Government grant for the Greek Orthodox Parish of Newcastle t... more details

2016/17 ARTS AND CULTURAL PROGRAM

Wed 27th Apr 2016

  Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Wednesday, 27 April 2016   2016/17 ARTS AND CULTURAL PROGRAM   Artists and arts and cultural organisations in the Hunter are invited to apply for a wide array of funding opportunities under the NSW Liberals &am... more details

PRESERVING MILITARY HISTORY

Wed 27th Apr 2016

  Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Wednesday, 27 April 2016 PRESERVING MILITARY HISTORY    Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC is urging interested groups in the Hunter to apply for individual grants up to $60,000 to preserv... more details

PRESERVING MILITARY HISTORY

Wed 27th Apr 2016

 Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch MP Member for Terrigal Wednesday, 27 April 2016   PRESERVING MILITARY HISTORY  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC is urging interested Central Coast groups to app... more details

THE HUNTER TO HIT TV SCREENS THIS WEEKEND

Tue 26th Apr 2016

  Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Tuesday, 26 April 2016   THE HUNTER TO HIT TV SCREENS THIS WEEKEND   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has announced that Port Stephens and the Hunter will receive a boost in tou... more details

2016/17 ARTS AND CULTURAL PROGRAM

Tue 26th Apr 2016

  Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Centrral Coast Adam Crouch MP Member for Terrigal Tuesday, 26 April 2016   2016/17 ARTS AND CULTURAL PROGRAM   Artists and arts and cultural organisations across the Central Coast are invited to apply for a wide arr... more details

THANK-YOU SES

Thu 21st Apr 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Thursday, 21 April 2016   THANK-YOU SES   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC yesterday visited the Newcastle City SES Unit Headquarters to thank volunteers for their tireless work during the Apri... more details

FUNDING BOOST TO RENEW NEWCASTLE

Wed 20th Apr 2016

 Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Wednesday, 20 April 2016   FUNDING BOOST TO RENEW NEWCASTLE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has welcomed a $25,000 grant from NSW Premier Mike Baird to support the work of Renew Newcas... more details

$8 MILLION IN LOCAL HERITAGE GRANTS

Tue 19th Apr 2016

 Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Tuesday, 19 April 2016   $8 MILLION IN LOCAL HERITAGE GRANTS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC is encouraging heritage item owners and managers on the Central Coast t... more details

2016 YOUNG REGIONAL $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN

Mon 18th Apr 2016

 Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Monday, 18 April 2016   2016 YOUNG REGIONAL $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC  today encouraged local youth aged 18-25 years old to apply for the NSW G... more details

$8 MILLION IN LOCAL HERITAGE GRANTS

Mon 18th Apr 2016

 Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Monday, 18 April 2016   $8 MILLION IN LOCAL HERITAGE GRANTS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC is encouraging heritage item owners and managers in the Hunter to apply for a NSW Governmen... more details

$4 MILLION FOR NEWCASTLE WALKING AND CYCLING CONNECTIONS

Fri 15th Apr 2016

   Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Friday, 15 April 2016   $4 MILLION FOR NEWCASTLE WALKING AND CYCLING CONNECTIONS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced a major boost to walking and cycling connec... more details

NEW WALKING AND CYCLING NETWORKS FOR LAKE MACQUARIE

Fri 15th Apr 2016

   Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Friday, 15 April 2016 NEW WALKING AND CYCLING NETWORKS FOR LAKE MACQUARIE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced a major boost to walking and cycling connections in Newc... more details

NEW WALKING AND CYCLING NETWORKS FOR MAITLAND

Thu 14th Apr 2016

 Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Thursday, 14 April 2016   NEW WALKING AND CYCLING NETWORKS FOR MAITLAND     Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced a major boost to walking and cycling connections in Mait... more details

GRANTS FOR NEWCASTLE PORT PROJECTS

Wed 13th Apr 2016

 Rob Stokes MP Minister for Planning Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Wednesday, 13 April 2016   GRANTS FOR NEWCASTLE PORT PROJECTS   Planning Minister Rob Stokes today announced three community projects will receive more than $600,000 to buil... more details

EXTRA BIKE SPACES AT WOY WOY STATION

Mon 11th Apr 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast 11th April 2016   EXTRA BIKE SPACES AT WOY WOY STATION   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC announced 50 new secure bike spaces at Woy Woy station are one step closer, with construc... more details

TENDER AWARDED FOR TOURLE ST AND CORMORANT RD UPGRADE

Sun 10th Apr 2016

Bob Baldwin MP Federal member for Paterson   Scot MacDonald MLC   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter 10 April 2015    TENDER AWARDED FOR TOURLE ST AND CORMORANT RD UPGRADE    The WBHO McIlwain Joint Venture has today been awarded the tender to build th... more details

ENJOY A TRAIN TRIP TO MAITLAND STEAMFEST

Fri 08th Apr 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter 8TH April 2016   ENJOY A TRAIN TRIP TO MAITLAND STEAMFEST   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today reminded customers to take advantage of additional NSW TrainLink express services running this... more details

NEWCASTLE LIGHT RAIL REPORT AND EXPANSION OPTIONS RELEASED

Thu 07th Apr 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter April 7, 2016   NEWCASTLE LIGHT RAIL REPORT AND EXPANSION OPTIONS RELEASED   The Newcastle community can have its say on plans for light rail through the city centre to the beach, with the release today of a key plannin... more details

$15 MILLION PILOT TO KICK START FIXING COUNTRY RAIL

Wed 06th Apr 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   6th April 2016   $15 MILLION PILOT TO KICK START FIXING COUNTRY RAIL   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC is encouraging everyone in the regional freight industry around the Hunter t... more details

UNITY GRANT FOR ETHNIC COMMUNITIES COUNCIL

Wed 06th Apr 2016

 Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Wednesday, 6 April 2016   UNITY GRANT FOR ETHNIC COMMUNITIES COUNCIL Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced a $15,000 Unity Grant for the Ethnic Communities Council of Newcastle and t... more details

$160,000 IN GRANTS FOR COMPASS HOUSING

Wed 06th Apr 2016

  Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Wednesday, 6 April 2016   $160,000 IN GRANTS FOR COMPASS HOUSING The Hunter’s Compass Housing is set to benefit from over $160,000 in funding thanks to five successful bids to the NSW Government’s Social H... more details

TECH SAVY SENIORS ROADSHOW ARRIVES AT RAYMOND TERRACE

Tue 05th Apr 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter 5th April 2016    TECH SAVY SENIORS ROADSHOW ARRIVES AT RAYMOND TERRACE   Local Aboriginal elders will have a chance to get tech savvy when the first-ever Tech Savvy Seniors Roadshow arrives in Raymond Terrace, Par... more details

POSSUM BRUSH QUARRY APPROVED

Mon 04th Apr 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   4th April 2016 POSSUM BRUSH QUARRY APPROVED   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced the Department of Planning and Environment has approved a modification application allowing Poss... more details

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY FOR RESOURCES FOR REGIONS FUNDING

Fri 01st Apr 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter 1st April 2016   ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY FOR RESOURCES FOR REGIONS FUNDING   Councils and organisations in the Hunter have just one week left to apply for a share of $32 million made available by the NSW Government thr... more details

FELLOWSHIPS FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS

Thu 31st Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   Adam Crouch Member for Terrigal   31st March 2016   FELLOWSHIPS FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS    Visual artists at the start of their careers are being urged to apply for the NSW Government’s 2016 ... more details

MORE ENERGY SAVINGS FOR SENIORS

Thu 31st Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   Adam Crouch Member for Terrigal   31st March 2016 MORE ENERGY SAVINGS FOR SENIORS   NSW seniors are being offered more great discounts on their energy bills, following the renewal of the extremely popular AGL Ener... more details

FELLOWSHIPS FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS

Wed 30th Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter 30th March 2016   FELLOWSHIPS FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS    Visual artists at the start of their careers are being urged to apply for the NSW Government’s 2016 Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship that will pro... more details

MORE ENERGY SAVINGS FOR SENIORS

Wed 30th Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter 30th March 2016 MORE ENERGY SAVINGS FOR SENIORS   NSW seniors are being offered more great discounts on their energy bills, following the renewal of the extremely popular AGL Energy’s (AGL) Seniors Energy Gas & Ele... more details

FUNDING BOOST FOR GOSFORD PRESCHOOL

Wed 30th Mar 2016

Leslie Williams Minister for Early Childood Education Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Assistant Minister for Education   Scot MacDonald Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   Wednesday, 30 March 2016   FUNDING BOOST FOR GOSFORD PRESCHOOL   Minister for Early ... more details

NSW GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS ABORIGINAL ARTISTS

Wed 30th Mar 2016

Leslie Williams Minister for Early Childood Education Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Assistant Minister for Education   Scot MacDonald Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   Adam Crouch Member for Terrigal Wednesday, 30 March 2016   NSW GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS ABORIG... more details

NEW CHAPTER FOR GOSFORD LIBRARY

Thu 24th Mar 2016

Troy Grant Deputy Premier of NSW Minister for Justice and Police, Minister for the   Arts, Minister for Racing Scot MacDonald Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast 24 March 2016 Media Release    NEW CHAPTER FOR GOSFORD LIBRARY   Deputy P... more details

NEWCASTLE ATHLETICS FIELD UPGRADE ON TRACK WITH $800,000 NSW GOVERNMENT GRANT

Thu 24th Mar 2016

Troy Grant Deputy Premier of NSW Minister for Justice and Police, Minister for the   Arts, Minister for Racing Scot MacDonald Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and   Central Coast Thursday 24 March 2016   Media Release  NEWCASTLE ATHLETICS FI... more details

NEW CHAPTER FOR GOSFORD LIBRARY

Wed 23rd Mar 2016

Troy Grant Deputy Premier of NSW Minister for Justice and Police, Minister for the   Arts, Minister for Racing Scot MacDonald Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter 23 March 2016 Media Release    NEW CHAPTER FOR GOSFORD LIBRARY   Deputy Premier ... more details

NEW BELMONT POLICE STATION OFFICIAL OPENING

Wed 23rd Mar 2016

Troy Grant Deputy Premier of NSW Minister for Justice and Police, Minister for the   Arts, Minister for Racing Scot MacDonald Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and   Central Coast 23rd March 2016   NEW BELMONT POLICE STATION OFFICIAL OPENING  ... more details

NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR NEWCASTLE ATHLETICS FIELD

Wed 23rd Mar 2016

Troy Grant Deputy Premier of NSW Minister for Justice and Police, Minister for the   Arts, Minister for Racing Scot MacDonald Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter 23 March 2016   NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR NEWCASTLE ATHLETICS FIELD   Deputy Premier ... more details

620 NEW BEDS FOR CESSNOCK CORRECTIONAL CENTRE

Mon 21st Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   21 March 2016   620 NEW BEDS FOR CESSNOCK CORRECTIONAL CENTRE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed a major reform plan being rolled out across t... more details

WOY WOY UNVEILS NEW GRANDSTAND

Sat 19th Mar 2016

Fiona Nash Minister for Regional Development Minister for Regional Communications Minister for Rural Health Deputy Leader of The Nationals Lucy Wicks Federal Member for Robertson Troy Grant Deputy Premier Minister for Justice and Police Minister for the Arts Minister for Racing Scot MacDo... more details

GRANT FOR ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL LOCHINVAR

Fri 18th Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   18 March 2016   GRANT FOR ST PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL LOCHINVAR   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced St Patrick’s Primary School, L... more details

UPGRADE TO PACIFIC HIGHWAYBETWEEN LISAROW AND OURIMBAH STARTS

Fri 18th Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   18 March 2016   UPGRADE TO PACIFIC HIGHWAYBETWEEN LISAROW AND OURIMBAH STARTS   Parliamentary Secrretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced major wor... more details

NSW LEADS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER SCHEME

Thu 17th Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   17 March 2016   NSW LEADS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER SCHEME   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has welcomed the introduction of model laws in NSW that w... more details

ROAD SURFACE IMPROVEMENTS AT BOBS FARM

Thu 17th Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   18 March 2016   ROAD SURFACE IMPROVEMENTS AT BOBS FARM   Motorists are now benefitting from an upgrade of Nelson Bay Road west of Marsh Road near Bobs Farm, with work completed last w... more details

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON NELSON BAY ROAD

Wed 16th Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   16 March 2016   SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON NELSON BAY ROAD   Roads and Maritime Services advises motorists work will start this week to improve road user safety on Nelson Bay Road at Ann... more details

UPGRADE OF CENTRAL COAST HIGHWAY INTERSECTION

Wed 16th Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   16 March 2016   UPGRADE OF CENTRAL COAST HIGHWAY INTERSECTION   Roads and Maritime Services advises motorists work will start on 21 March to upgrade the Central Coast Highway ... more details

PET OWNERSHIP GRANTS

Tue 15th Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   15 March 2016   PET OWNERSHIP GRANTS   Subsidised de-sexing for pets, discounted micro-chipping and education for children about dogs are all programs set to benefit local communities... more details

Major upgrade of Wyong Road intersections

Fri 11th Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   11th MARCH 2016   Major upgrade of Wyong Road intersections   Major work started on Monday 7 March this week to upgrade the Wyong Road intersections of Mingara Drive and Tumbi ... more details

$15M PUBLIC RESERVE FUNDING

Wed 09th Mar 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   9 March 2016   $15M PUBLIC RESERVE FUNDING   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDon... more details

$15M PUBLIC RESERVE FUNDING

Tue 08th Mar 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   8 March 2016   $15M PUBLIC RESERVE FUNDING   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has e... more details

TUGGERAH’S NEW SERVICE NSW CENTRE

Thu 03rd Mar 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   3rd March 2016   TUGGERAH’S NEW SERVICE NSW CENTRE   The new Service NSW centre at Tuggerah opens on Friday, 4 March. It is located at Tuggerah Super Centre on Bryant Driv... more details

TOURISM FUNDING FOR NEWCASTLE

Tue 01st Mar 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   1st March 2016   TOURISM FUNDING FOR NEWCASTLE   Newcastle will receive a significant tourism boost with the N... more details

14,500 NEW HUNTER JOBS

Mon 29th Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   29 February 2016 14,500 NEW HUNTER JOBS  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has welcomed news... more details

BAIRD GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS HUNTER SEAFOOD

Fri 26th Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   26 February 2016   BAIRD GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS HUNTER SEAFOOD Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC welcomed Premier Baird's support for the Hunter Seafood industry with a... more details

NSW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CONGRATULATES TOBY PRICE

Fri 26th Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   26 February 2016   NSW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CONGRATULATES TOBY PRICE   The NSW Legislative Council this week unanimously passed a motion congratulating Maitland Resident Toby Price on ... more details

MAITLAND UNREPRESENTED…AGAIN

Wed 24th Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   24 February 2016   MAITLAND UNREPRESENTED…AGAIN   Member for Maitland, Jenny Aitchison MP was kicked out of Question Time again today, leaving Maitland unrepresented in the Leg... more details

$375,000 GRANT TO CESSNOCK CITY COUNCIL TO IMPROVE RESOURCE RECOVERY

Wed 24th Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   24 February 2016   $375,000 GRANT TO CESSNOCK CITY COUNCIL TO IMPROVE RESOURCE RECOVERY   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has announced that Cessnock City C... more details

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RE-OFFENDERS IN POLICE SIGHTS

Wed 24th Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   24 February 2016   DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RE-OFFENDERS IN POLICE SIGHTS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed the NSW Government’s ... more details

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RE-OFFENDERS IN POLICE SIGHTS

Wed 24th Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   24 February 2016   DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RE-OFFENDERS IN POLICE SIGHTS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement o... more details

FREE TICKETS TO PREMIER’S GALA CONCERTS

Tue 23rd Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   23 February 2016   FREE TICKETS TO PREMIER’S GALA CONCERTS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today reminded seniors that free tickets to the 2016 Pre... more details

FREE TICKETS TO PREMIER’S GALA CONCERTS

Tue 23rd Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   23 February 2016   FREE TICKETS TO PREMIER’S GALA CONCERTS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC today reminded seniors that free tickets t... more details

REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING IN THE HUNTER

Tue 23rd Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   23 February 2016   REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING IN THE HUNTER   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC said today that Hunter residents can now use their smart phones to ... more details

REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING ON THE CENTRAL COAST

Tue 23rd Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   23 February 2016   REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING ON THE CENTRAL COAST   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC said today that Central Coast residents can no... more details

CONSULTATION EXTENDED ON DRAFT HUNTER PLAN

Mon 22nd Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   22 February 2016   CONSULTATION EXTENDED ON DRAFT HUNTER PLAN   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot M... more details

CONSULTATION EXTENDED CENTRAL COAST DRAFT PLAN

Mon 22nd Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   22 February 2016   CONSULTATION EXTENDED ON CENTRAL COAST DRAFT PLAN   Parliamentary Secretary for the C... more details

REVITALISATION OF NEWCASTLE CITY STARTS BELOW GROUND

Mon 22nd Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   22 February 2016   REVITALISATION OF NEWCASTLE CITY STARTS BELOW GROUND  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has announced the high tech makeover of Newcastle&rs... more details

ROAD UPGRADE STARTS ON PALMERS ROAD AT FREEMANS WATERHOLE

Fri 19th Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   19th February 2016   ROAD UPGRADE STARTS ON PALMERS ROAD AT FREEMANS WATERHOLE   Parliamentary Secretary for t... more details

CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO JOHN RENSHAW DRIVE AND WEAKLEYS DRIVE

Fri 19th Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   19 FEBRUARY 2016   CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO JOHN RENSHAW DRIVE AND WEAKLEYS DRIVE   Road... more details

PACIFIC HIGHWAY AND WYONG ROAD INTERSECTION UPGRADE

Wed 17th Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   17th FEBRUARY 2016   PACIFIC HIGHWAY AND WYONG ROAD INTERSECTION UPGRADE   Work is progressing well on the Pacific Highway and Wyong Road intersection upgrade at Tuggerah, with... more details

TENDER AWARDED TO UPGRADE PACIFIC HIGHWAY BETWEEN LISAROW AND OURIMBAH

Wed 17th Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   17 FEBRUARY 2016 TENDER AWARDED TO UPGRADE PACIFIC HIGHWAY BETWEEN LISAROW AND OURIMBAH   A major upgrade of the Pacific Highway will soon be under way between Ourimbah Street at Li... more details

DESIGNCONTRACT AWARDED FOR PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE AT LISAROW

Wed 17th Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   17th FEBRUARY 2016 DESIGNCONTRACT AWARDED FOR PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE AT LISAROW   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC said today a major upgrade of th... more details

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM CENTRAL COAST ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

Fri 12th Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   12 February 2016   CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM CENTRAL COAST ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC has urged organisati... more details

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM HUNTER ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

Fri 12th Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   12 February 2016   CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM HUNTER ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS   Parliamentary Secretary... more details

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR RESOURCES FOR REGIONS GRANTS

Thu 11th Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   11 February 2016   APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR RESOURCES FOR REGIONS GRANTS   Regional and rural communities affected by mining can now apply for a share of $32 million made available by ... more details

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR RESOURCES FOR REGIONS GRANTS

Thu 11th Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   11 February 2016   APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR RESOURCES FOR REGIONS GRANTS   Regional and rural communities affected... more details

NEW BEDS FOR NEWCASTLE HOSPITAL

Thu 11th Feb 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   11 February 2016   NEW BEDS FOR NEWCASTLE HOSPITAL   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today announced plans for more beds at Newcastle Private Hospital have ... more details

GRANTS TO CLEAN-UP AND PREVENT ILLEGAL DUMPING ON THE CENTRAL COAST

Tue 09th Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   9th February 2016   GRANTS TO CLEAN-UP AND PREVENT ILLEGAL DUMPING ON THE CENTRAL COAST   Parliamentary ... more details

GRANTS TO CLEAN-UP AND PREVENT ILLEGAL DUMPING IN THE HUNTER

Tue 09th Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   9th February 2016   GRANTS TO CLEAN-UP AND PREVENT ILLEGAL DUMPING IN THE HUNTER   Parliamentary Secretary for ... more details

NSW FIRST WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE TO TOURISM OPERATORS IN THE HUNTER

Mon 08th Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   8th February 2016   NSW FIRST WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE TO TOURISM OPERATORS IN THE HUNTER   A revamped NSW First Wor... more details

RECREATIONAL FISHERS IN THE HUNTER TO REEL IN FUNDING

Mon 08th Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   8th February 2016   RECREATIONAL FISHERS IN THE HUNTER TO REEL IN FUNDING   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hu... more details

BOATING DEVELOPMENT STUDY FOR NORTH ARM COVE

Thu 04th Feb 2016

    Scot MacDonald MLC    Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   4th February 2016   BOATING DEVELOPMENT STUDY FOR  NORTH ARM COVE     The winning tenderer is expected to be announced shortly for a study ... more details

NEW NURSES AND MIDWIVES WELCOMED TO HUNTER HOSPITALS

Thu 04th Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   4 Feburary 2016   NEW NURSES AND MIDWIVES WELCOMED TO HUNTER HOSPITALS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunte... more details

NEW NURSES AND MIDWIVES WELCOMED TO CENTRAL COAST HOSPITALS

Thu 04th Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   4 Feburary 2016   NEW NURSES AND MIDWIVES WELCOMED TO CENTRAL COAST HOSPITALS   Parliamentary Secretary ... more details

HISTORIC MORPETH BRIDGE MAINTENANCE WORK STARTS

Tue 02nd Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   2 February 2016   HISTORIC MORPETH BRIDGE MAINTENANCE WORK STARTS   Roads and Maritime Services have started ma... more details

HISTORIC LUSKINTYRE BRIDGE PAINT JOB

Tue 02nd Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   2 February 2016 HISTORIC LUSKINTYRE BRIDGE PAINT JOB   Roads and Maritime Services reminds motorists of changed traf... more details

TENDER AWARDED TO UPGRADE WYONG ROAD INTERSECTIONS

Tue 02nd Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   2 February 2016   TENDER AWARDED TO UPGRADE WYONG ROAD INTERSECTIONS   Parliamentary Secretary for the C... more details

BILLION DOLLAR SOCIAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND

Mon 01st Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   1 February 2016   BILLION DOLLAR SOCIAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot... more details

BILLION DOLLAR SOCIAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND

Mon 01st Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   1 February 2016   BILLION DOLLAR SOCIAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND   Parliamentary Secretary for the Centr... more details

GET INVOLVED IN MULTICULTURAL REGIONAL COUNCIL

Mon 01st Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   1 February 2016   GET INVOLVED IN MULTICULTURAL REGIONAL COUNCIL   Parliamentary Secretary for the Centr... more details

GET INVOLVED IN MULTICULTURAL REGIONAL COUNCIL

Mon 01st Feb 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   1 February 2016   GET INVOLVED IN MULTICULTURAL REGIONAL COUNCIL   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot... more details

WHAT HAS LABOR GOT AGAINST NEWCASTLE??

Sat 30th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   30 January 2016   WHAT HAS LABOR GOT AGAINST NEWCASTLE??   Last week the Opposition Leader Luke Foley cam... more details

WHAT HAS LABOR GOT AGAINST THE CENTRAL COAST??

Sat 30th Jan 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   30 January 2016     WHAT HAS LABOR GOT AGAINST THE CENTRAL COAST??     Train users on the Central Coast should be alarmed that the Labor Shadow Minister for Transpo... more details

REGIONAL TOURISM FUNDING FOR 2015/16

Fri 29th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE 29 January 2016   REGIONAL TOURISM FUNDING FOR 2015/16   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot Mac... more details

REGIONAL TOURISM FUNDING FOR 2015/16

Fri 29th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   29 January 2016   REGIONAL TOURISM FUNDING FOR 2015/16   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald... more details

COOKS HILL ARTIST WINS NSW GOVERNMENT GRANT

Thu 28th Jan 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   28 January 2016   COOKS HILL ARTIST WINS NSW GOVERNMENT GRANT   A Cooks Hill artist has been awarded $1,250 funding from a NSW Government program to support visual arts, craft and desi... more details

CENTRAL COAST STUDENTS SAFER: FLASHING LIGHTS DELIVERED FOR OVER 2400 NSW SCHOOLS

Thu 28th Jan 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   28 JANUARY 2016   CENTRAL COAST STUDENTS SAFER:FLASHING LIGHTS DELIVERED FOR OVER 2400 NSW SCHOOLS Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed th... more details

HUNTER STUDENTS SAFER: FLASHING LIGHTS DELIVERED FOR OVER 2400 NSW SCHOOLS

Thu 28th Jan 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   28 JANUARY 2016   HUNTER STUDENTS SAFER:FLASHING LIGHTS DELIVERED FOR OVER 2400 NSW SCHOOLS Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC today welcomed the historic road safet... more details

WYONG ARTIST WINS NSW GOVERNMENT GRANT

Thu 28th Jan 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   28 January 2016   WYONG ARTIST WINS NSW GOVERNMENT GRANT   A Wyong artist has been awarded $1,250 funding from a NSW Government program to support visual arts, craft and design ... more details

LAKE MACQUARIE CITY COUNCIL AWARDED $21,000 TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE

Wed 27th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   27 January 2016   LAKE MACQUARIE CITY COUNCIL AWARDED $21,000 TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE     Parliamentary Sec... more details

NEWCASTLE TO HOST INTERNATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE

Mon 25th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter & Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   25 January 2016   NEWCASTLE TO HOST INTERNATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE   Hunter Stadium in Newcastl... more details

BAIRD GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS HUNTER SURF CLUBS

Mon 25th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   25 January 2016   BAIRD GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS HUNTER SURF CLUBS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot Ma... more details

BAIRD GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS CENTRAL COAST SURF CLUBS

Mon 25th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   25 January 2016   BAIRD GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS CENTRAL COAST SURF CLUBS   Parliamentary Secretary for the C... more details

OPAL CARD – BE READY FOR CENTRAL COAST SCHOOL STUDENTS

Mon 25th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   25 January 2016                  ... more details

CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY 2016 – EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE

Fri 22nd Jan 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   22 January 2016   CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY 2016 – EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC encouragedHunterlocals to come together and ce... more details

CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY 2016 – EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE

Fri 22nd Jan 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   22 January 2016   CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY 2016 – EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC encouragedCoastlocals to come to... more details

CESSNOCK CITY COUNCIL AWARDED $200,000 FOR INNOVATIVE PROBLEM WASTE SOLUTIONS

Fri 22nd Jan 2016

Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   22 January 2016   CESSNOCK CITY COUNCIL AWARDED $200,000 FOR INNOVATIVE PROBLEM WASTE SOLUTIONS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has announced that Cessno... more details

LABOR RAIL POLICY IS A DISHONEST MESS

Thu 21st Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   21 January 2016   LABOR RAIL POLICY IS A DISHONEST MESS   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonal... more details

FLOODPLAIN GRANT APPLICATIONS OPEN

Thu 21st Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   21 January 2016   FLOODPLAIN GRANT APPLICATIONS OPEN   Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Sc... more details

$74,800 GRANT FOR LAKE MACQUARIE CITY COUNCIL

Tue 19th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter & Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   19 January 2016   $74,800 GRANT FOR LAKE MACQUARIE CITY COUNCIL   Parliamentary Secretary ... more details

PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY TO TOUR NEWCASTLE

Mon 18th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   18 January 2016   PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY TO TOUR NEWCASTLE   Newcastle will experience some of Australia&rsquo... more details

THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET TO TOUR NEWCASTLE

Mon 18th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   18 January 2016   THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET TO TOUR NEWCASTLE   Newcastle will experience some of Australia’s... more details

NEWCASTLE WEIGHBRIDGE GRANT

Tue 12th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   12 January 2016   NEWCASTLE WEIGHBRIDGE GRANT   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC has... more details

MAJOR MILESTONES REACHED ON BROADMEADOW STATION UPGRADE

Mon 11th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   11 January 2016   MAJOR MILESTONES REACHED ON BROADMEADOW STATION UPGRADE   Parliamentary Secretary for the Hun... more details

REMINDER: NOMINATE MOBILE PHONE BLACK SPOTS BY JANUARY 15

Mon 11th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter   MEDIA RELEASE   11 January 2016   REMINDER: NOMINATE MOBILE PHONE BLACK SPOTS BY JANUARY 15   Parliamentary Secretary for the H... more details

REMINDER: NOMINATE MOBILE PHONE BLACK SPOTS BY JANUARY 15

Mon 11th Jan 2016

                      Scot MacDonald MLC  Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast   MEDIA RELEASE   11 January 2016   REMINDER: NOMINATE MOBILE PHONE BLACK SPOTS BY JANUARY 15   Parliamentary Secretary fo... more details

NSW GOVERNMENT HELP FOR WILLIAMTOWN RESIDENTS

Tue 05th Jan 2016

Mike Baird   Premier of NSW Minister for Western Sydney   MEDIA RELEASE     23 December  2015   NSW GOVERNMENT HELP FOR WILLIAMTOWN RESIDENTS The NSW Government announced today it will take action to help Williamtown residents affected by contami... more details