Well done and congratulations to the CareSouth team and CareSouth CEO Deb Tozer on securing $1.5 million under the government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Package fund to construct their new facility at South Nowra.
CareSouth is an important not-for-profit that has been operating on the South Coast since 1992, helping families, young people and people living with disability enhance their quality of life.
These funds will allow CareSouth to expand their organisation and construct a new head office in South Nowra, creating additional jobs for the region and ensuring the organisation is equipped to deal with future growth.
This purpose built facility will meet CareSouth’s needs now and into the future, providing offices, meeting rooms, family contact rooms and a new Community Hub.
As a government we rely on the professionalism, skills and expertise of organisations such as CareSouth and their volunteers to help deliver the best possible and accessible services to the community.
For many in the community CareSouth has been there to help when they’ve needed it most. I am proud to be able to assist them continue their mission to support and care for the vulnerable.
Once again well done to this deserving organisation and their compassionate staff and volunteers.
S. Hancock, Member for South Coast
Greenwell Point has had no Telstra ADSL service for three days now, with no indication that the problem will fixed in the short term according to Telstra service support.
The Telstra person I spoke to on Monday said 392 residences were affected at Greenwell Point. The local IGA store had not been able to do credit card transactions since Friday which has severely affected their business and inconvenienced customers who didn’t have cash.
This is an absolute joke, Telstra. When the internet is available we only get speeds of 2-4 megabits per second which is slower than third world rates.
The other thing that is sadly missing is a Telstra Mobile tower. Our signal comes from the Culburra tower and is very weak at Greenwell Point, only one bar reception in most locations around the village.
The price we have to pay for living in Paradise.
B. Hale, Greenwell Point
Just get on with it
In 2013, in her maiden speech to Parliament, Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis said that she looked forward to “working with the Tony Abbott government to deliver all the projects committed to and now confirmed, especially the Shoalhaven Bridge project phase 2”.
Now, five years on, Mrs Sudmalis has announced that, “Prime Minister (Malcolm Turnbull) has joined the Build Our Bridge Campaign. And, as your local representative, one of my highest priorities is to deliver a Bridge across the Shoalhaven River”.
The Nowra Bridge debacle is a clear example of what is wrong with politics in Gilmore. Please, Mrs Sudmalis, stop all the political spin – please get back to basics and deliver the oft-promised bridge.
C. Lonergan, Lake Tabourie
Levy not kosher
The “Supply charge” (government levy) on electricity bills is illegal. The NSW government is forcibly imposing a tax to fund private enterprise – which is illegal.
Private companies should (for taxation purposes) raise revenue through conventional means – for example – investment dividends. If the electricity transmission companies were fully owned by the state government, it would be a different matter. “Supply charge” revenue would be returned to the government for the benefit of householders. This is not the case.