Federal MP for Cunningham Sharon Bird

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Million dollar make over for Mt Ousley truck stops

THE existing truck stops at Mt Ousley Road and Mt Keira (northbound) will get an $8 million upgrade to allow the capacity to increase from four to up to 15 B-double bays. The project, funded by both the NSW and Federal Governments, will also see the addition of toilets, shade/shelter and rubbish bins. Federal MP … Continue reading

Fibre network arrives at Bulli’s McCauley Beach

By MICK ROBERTS. HOMES and businesses in parts of Bulli have become the first residential areas in the northern suburbs of Wollongong to be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN). Federal MP for Cunningham Sharon Bird has welcomed the release of detailed maps by NBN Co, showing where suburbs are connected and construction will … Continue reading

Bulli will have NBN by 2015 says Federal MP

BULLI will be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) by 2015, Federal MP for Cunningham Sharon Bird has revealed today. Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, visited Wollongong today to praise local leaders for their support of the NBN rollout and provide an update on the rollout. “It’s always … Continue reading

Bulli ED does ‘a terrific job’ says federal health minister

SAVE Bulli Hospital Emergency Department Group (Save Bulli ED Group) has received a letter from Federal Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek praising the threatened Bulli Hospital emergency department. The Save Bulli ED group wrote to Ms Plibersek and Federal MP for Cunningham Sharon Bird seeking ongoing funding for Bulli Hospital emergency department, which is under … Continue reading

Government one stop shop opens in Wollongong

A NEW Department of Human Services one-stop-shop, officially opened in Wollongong today. Senator Kim Carr said Wollongong residents now had the benefits of Medicare and Centrelink under the same roof. “Wollongong residents now have access to a wider range of services at the one location, which features updated facilities and easy access for people with … Continue reading

Funding for aged care education

A PROJECT from the Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT) Group and the University of Wollongong (UOW) which improves learning environments in the aged care sector today received more than $500,000 funding under the Federal Government’s Teaching and Research Aged Care Services initiative. The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, said the Federal Government would … Continue reading

Deal leads to improvements to Para Meadow School

PARA Meadows School will receive $3.15 million in funding for improved  facilities through an agreement between the State and Federal Governments. The North Wollongong school provides individualised educational programs for students with special needs and complex disabilities. The funding will go towards hall and covered outdoor learning area (COLA) enhancements and new classrooms. The Federal … Continue reading

Plan put forward to save Bulli Hospital’s ED

AN innovative proposal to help save Illawarra and other community hospital emergency departments from downgrades and closures has been presented to Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek. The plan was put to the minister on the eve of a planned masive rally at the Bulli Masonic Hall at 2.30pm on Sunday July 29. The Save Bulli … Continue reading

Fairy Meadow’s Science Centre gets financial boost

THE Science Centre and Planetarium of the University of Wollongong at Fairy Meadow has received $45,000 for a local project to help spark greater community interest in science. This federal government funding matches that provided by the IMB Community Foundation and Illawarra Coal. Federal MP for Cunningham Sharon Bird the Science Centre and Planetarium Outreach … Continue reading

Funding for Illawarra Retirement Trust

FIVE local Wollongong care services will share in extended funding of $845,000 providing a guarantee of more respite services for carers. Among the groups receiving funding is the Illawarra Retirement Trust, which operates aged care facilities across the Illawarra and southern Sydney, including the largest in northern Illawarra at Woonona. The IRT was funded to … Continue reading

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