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$1m Funding Boost to Establish Warra-Li E-Waste Recycling Facility in Inverell

The Deputy Prime Minister and the Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has congratulated Warra-li’s Northern Region E-Waste Recycling Facility and Aboriginal Employment Initiative on receiving $1,026,273 in funding from the Federal Government.

Mr Joyce said the funding would help to establish a Regional E-Waste Recycling Facility and Buy Back Centre in Inverell that will partner with eight local governments in the New England and North West, including Inverell, Narrabri, Moree, Gwydir, Tenterfield, Guyra, Glen Innes and Walcha.

 Mr Joyce said he’d had several meetings with the Warra-li team in Tamworth, Inverell and Canberra and had been talking with Minister Scullion about this proposal for some time.

“I am pleased that Minister Scullion has taken my advice to support the local region and Warra-li with this significant grant to get the E-Waste Recycling Facility running,” Mr Joyce said.

“This builds on the positive investment this Government has provided Warra-li over the past 12 months.

Read more: $1m Funding Boost to Establish Warra-Li E-Waste Recycling Facility in Inverell

TRAFFIC BLACK SPOTS TO RECEIVE FUNDING

Three projects in the Hunter electorate will receive funding under the Federal government’s $500 million Black Spot Programme.

$1.35 million will be allocated to areas to improve safety according to the Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams.

The projects are –

$     $700,000 to install wire rope and barrier on a section of Lake Road near Elrington Drive at Elrington;

$     $500,000 to install a wire rope barrier on the median strip at a curve on Wine Country Drive north of Broke Road at Rothbury; and 

$     $150,000 to install a seagull island with acceleration lane and protected right turn lane at the intersection of Broke Road and Charlton Road at Broke.

Senator Williams said the projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and would be delivered during the course of 2016-17.

He reminded residents anyone can nominate a black spot at

 http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/.

 

APPRENTICES IN HUNTER TAKE UP TRADE LOANS

 

Apprentices in the Hunter are seeking support through the Australian government’s Trade Support Loans programme. Nationwide 40,000 apprentices are accessing the loans, 213 of them in the Hunter electorate according to the Nationals Duty Senator John Williams.
He said the Trade Support Loans programme offers loans of up to $20,000 to help apprentices cover day-to-day expenses associated with living, learning and completing an apprenticeship.
The money can be used to purchase equipment for their trade.
Senator Williams says a 20 percent discount on the loan amount is offered as an incentive to complete the apprenticeship.
“I urge apprentices in Hunter who need a helping hand to apply for a Trade Support Loan and details are available at www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au”, Senator Williams said.

ALMOST $5 MILLION IN BLACK SPOT FUNDING FOR RICHMOND

Road safety in Richmond will receive a boost with a new round of funding under the Federal government’s $500 million Black Spot Programme.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams today announced four projects at Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Clothiers Creek and Tumbulgum will receive funding following a recommendation by a panel of independent road safety experts.
The projects are –
 $1,999,000 to install a single lane roundabout and other treatments at the intersection of Ewingsdale Road and Sunrise Boulevard at Byron Bay;
 $1,958.000 to install a two lane roundabout and reduce the speed limit at the intersection of Byron Bay Road and Ross Lane at Lennox Head;
 $550,000 to improve the alignment and upgrade the sealed shoulder on Clothiers Creek Road 500 metres west of the Pacific Highway at Clothiers Creek; and
 $290,000 to install raised islands, left turn deceleration lane and other treatments at the intersection of Tweed Valley Way and Riverside Drive at Tumbulgum

Read more: ALMOST $5 MILLION IN BLACK SPOT FUNDING FOR RICHMOND

APPRENTICES IN RICHMOND SEEK SUPPORT

The number of Australian apprentices supported through the Federal government’s Trade Support Loans has doubled in the past year, with 40,000 apprentices accessing loans nationwide.

In Richmond, 310 apprentices have applied for the loans according to the Nationals Duty Senator for the electorate John Williams.

Senator Williams said the Trade Support Loans programme offers loans of up to $20,000 to help apprentices cover day-to-day expenses associated with living, learning and completing an apprenticeship.

He said the money can be used to purchase equipment for their trade.

Senator Williams says a 20 percent discount on the loan amount is offered as an incentive to complete the apprenticeship.

“I urge apprentices in Richmond who need a helping hand to apply for a Trade Support Loan and details are available at www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au”, Senator Williams said.

 

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