State MP for Keira Ryan Park.

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Forum focuses on youth entertainment

YOUNG people living in the northern Illawarra have an opportunity to have their say on what major events they would like to see brought to the area in an open forum to be held at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club in June. State MP for Keira Ryan Park said as a politician, he is aware of the need … Continue reading

Thousands call for Bulli Hospital upgrade

REMINISCENT of the passionate community campaign to save Bulli Hospital in the 1980s, thousands have signed a petition calling on the NSW Government to urgently upgrade facilities. State MP for Keira Ryan Park will present the 10,000 signature petition to parliament on May 1. “What we have seen here today is significant achievement. An achievement … Continue reading

Councillor wants a reduced off leash area

THE off leash area for dogs at East Corrimal beach should be moved north to the other side of the Bellambi Lagoon, says Wollongong City Councillor Janice Kershaw. Cr Kershaw has met with residents who say the off leash area at East Corrimal is causing problems with young children and families. Cr Kershaw wants the … Continue reading

Bellambi centre chalks up 25 years

TWENTY five years ago former prime minister Bob Hawke touched down in a helicopter next to the Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre to officially open the facility. State MP for Keira Ryan Park said while he didn’t expect Prime Minister Julia Gillard to make a grand entrance today, the centre would celebrate an important milestone. The Bellambi … Continue reading

Petition calls for Bulli Hospital upgrade

THE 10,000 signatures needed so the future of Bulli Hospital can be debated on the floor of NSW Parliament has almost been achieved. Last year State MP for Keira, Ryan Park was joined by the Opposition Leader, Shadow Minister for the Illawarra John Robertson to launch a petition seeking urgent upgrades to Bulli Hospital. Mr … Continue reading

Moratorium on GSG mining thrown out with opponents

OPPONENTS of coal seam gas (CSG) mining have been thrown out of NSW parliament for shouting at government MPs after a proposed Greens’ moratorium was voted down in the upper house. Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham put forward the moratorium bill, calling for a “pause” in CSG extraction and saying it would be a “dereliction of … Continue reading

Policy fails to protect Illawarra catchment area

THE NSW Government has refused to rule out fracking beyond the April moratorium for coal seam gas (CSG) exploration in the sensitive Illawarra catchment area. The NSW Government today released its long awaited Strategic Regional Land Use Plan and Aquifer Interference Policy to address growing concerns over the effects of CSG mining on water, health, … Continue reading

Coal gas drilling begins west of Helensburgh

DRILLING has begun on a new coal seam gas (CSG) well west of Helensburgh. Drilling started on the well in the Illawarra coal measures in the Warragamba catchment, under an agreement between Apex Energy and Ormil Energy. State MP for Keira Ryan Park said he is disappointed with the announcement. “I have been fighting since I was … Continue reading

Ministerial backdown

THE Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward has reversed her decision to slash payments to Illawarra foster parents by $6,000 a year. State MP for Keira Ryan Park has welcomed the backdown, saying he warned it was a terrible policy and that it didn’t make sense. “It was a mean policy…  The foster … Continue reading

Sensible discussion needed over coal seam gas

THE NSW Government should follow Queensland’s lead and sign up to the new National Coal Seam Gas Agreement that aims to strengthen regulation in this sensitive new industry, says State MP for Keira Ryan Park. “I have always said that coal seam gas was a significant issue for our local area. I have written to … Continue reading

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