Speeches

Oatley Park Inclusive Adventure Playspace

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

I am happy to announce to the House that the new Oatley Park Adventure Inclusive Playspace was officially opened on Saturday 14 September—which is, in fact, my birthday. Georges River Mayor Kevin Greene and councillors joined me and many others at the official opening. The new park was designed after collaboration with the community. There has been a lot of anticipation around its opening from the community, from mums and dads and kids. Community feedback and ideas were collected at a special open day held at the park, where concept designs were displayed.

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St George Basketball Association Annual Presentation Dinner

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Speaker, I recently had the pleasure of attending the St George Basketball Association’s Presentation Dinner, meeting some of the fantastic players in the St George representative teams. The Association has been active for over 40 years, and services two local Council areas. The Association has played a significant role in our community in providing young people the opportunity to play basketball, as well as develop their character and sportsmanship.

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St George Business Chamber

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

I acknowledge the great work of the St George Business Chamber in launching its new Buy Local initiative. This new campaign aims to promote, support and benefit small businesses and communities within the local area, covering around 16,000 business that fall within the Georges River Council area. The initiative will assist small businesses to grow, create more local jobs and give back to the community. Small businesses employ almost 50 per cent of the New South Wales workforce.

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Pole Depot Park

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

I welcome the opening of the new amenities block at Pole Depot Park in Penshurst. Pole Depot is a popular park in the local area, frequented by many young families, and provides a great playground area for local kids who may not have a backyard. Pole Depot Park has been in dire need of an amenities block. This was recognised by the Penshurst Nepalese community, who have been strong advocates for the construction of a public amenities block for many years.

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