KEMPSEY MOBILE OFFICE READY TO GO! Just setting up for the morning's mobile office at Kempsey Showground from 10am - 12pm. If you're in the area and would like to stop by for a chat about Federal Government matters affecting you or ideas for the wider electorate, I'd love to see you. ... See MoreSee Less
You look to have a little bit of Top Gun Maverick going on today Pat Conaghan MP :)
Mate, you are not wearing a tie at work! Poor form that.....
Hey Pat! Any plans for Coffs? 😊👍
Can't make it down Pat. But would love to see legislation taxing resource extraction / resources rent so the billions raised reduce the price of energy and increase the incentive to decarbonise. Surely a win win.
LOCAL LEGENDS: HOME GROWN BREWERY PICKS UP GOLD Port Macquarie's Wicked Elf Brewery earned a Gold Medal at the 2022 Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Awards for their legendary Pale Ale. They also snagged three Bronze medals for the Fastidious Bastard IPA, Big Red IPA and Porter. Huge congratulations to Head Brewer Ryan Nilsson-Linne and the team. If you haven't visited the brewery in Port Macquarie, it's well worth a trip for the great food, live entertainment and award winning beer made on site. We have so many wonderful producers in our region, it's fantastic to see them being regularly recognised on the national and international stage. 📸 Wicked Elf Beer #CowperProud ... See MoreSee Less
BOWRAVILLE MOBILE OFFICE - AUGUST 16 Please take the opportunity to come and chat with me so that I can help you with individual concerns relating to Federal Government issues, such as NDIS, Centrelink, Medicare & Aged Care or share your ideas on issues affecting our electorate. I'll be at the Ex-Services Club at 57 high Street from 10am-12pm. No appointment required. ... See MoreSee Less
THANK YOU, NAMBUCCA! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect this morning for the Nambucca Heads Mobile Office. A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who took the time to come along and see me to discuss the Federal Government issues most affecting them. People like Cass Wilson, Becoming U’s Community Impact Coordinator. If you are from the Nambucca Valley and not familiar with the Becoming U initiative, I strongly encourage you to take a look. If you are aged 8-18 or have school aged children or grandchildren, there is so much on offer from this program that is specifically designed for youth development. See here for details: becomingu.org.au/ Speaking to passionate locals like Cass genuinely inspires me every day in this job. To see how much positive impact an individual like Cass can have on a community is wonderful, and I look forward to assisting the growth of this particular initiative in any way thaWharf Street Cafe Nambuccaarf Street Cafe Nambucca for providing the perfect location today. If you haven’t visited yet, do yourself a favour next time you’re in the area and grab a coffee, breakfast or lunch here. Looking forward to the next few Mobile Office in throughout the electorate! ... See MoreSee Less
VALE DAME OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN Australians lost an icon last night, with the passing of Olivia Newton John. Olivia was arguably one of Australia's most popular ambassadors in the US and UK. Before the years when the yanks asked it you knew Steve Irwin or even Crocodile Dundee, or the Brits asked if you knew Kylie, they asked if you knew Olivia. But she was so much more than simply a popular singer or actress from cult classics like Grease or Xanadu. She was a mother, cancer survivor and passionate advocate for health, establishing the Olivia Newton John Caner and Wellness Research Centre where her legacy will live on. Rest in Peace. ... See MoreSee Less
GETTING STUFF DONE: LOG WHARF UPGRADES COMPLETE Fantastic to join Mayor Peta Pinson, along with members of the council project team and Telegraph Point Community Association members Kerry & Stewart Armstrong to see the completion of upgrade works at Log Wharf Reserve.
The $250,000 project was funded by the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program, a funding stream introduced by the Nationals to support Councils in the delivery of priority local infrastructure projects.
Telegraph Point was one of the areas worst hit by the March 2021 floods. The last time I was at this particular reserve, I was loading hay bails onto boats to distribute to the livestock that had been swept down river from farms throughout the region. At that time, the fish cleaning facility had been completed uprooted, including the cement block and moved 400m into the reserve.
To be able to see the works completed today, with new disable access seating areas, toilet facilities and fish cleaning areas was a welcome change and one that I know locals and tourists alike will enjoy.
The only thing missing was being able to share this with passionate local Sue Pike, the Telegraph Community Association President, who I know will love to see these works in all their glory when she returns from overseas.
Port Macquarie Hastings Council have used materials like concrete, aluminium and hardwood timber to make the park more usable, while also minimising risk of future flood damage. ... See MoreSee Less