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In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter: Australia Day Activities, Mobile Offices, Stronger Communities Grants and more..
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Werriwa eNewsletter

22 January 2021

Dear <<First Name>>

Happy New Year and I hope you have all been enjoying the summer.

Welcome to the first edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter for 2021.

The coming year is gearing up to be a big one in Federal politics. Federal Parliament will commence in the first week of February and I will continue to strongly advocate on the issues that matter most to you.

Although it is a new year, many of the problems faced by our community are the same. A lack of resources and funding for South-Western Sydney that have left our schools overpopulated, hospital waiting lists are too long and our roads congested.

The Coronavirus also appears to be with us for some time yet. Notwithstanding the roll out of a vaccination program over coming months, health advice anticipates international travel will not return this year. Despite this, we must do more to bring our loved ones home to Australia.

Therefore, we must all continue to be vigilant and follow the health advice throughout the summer. Whether at the beach, the local community pool or leisure centre, remember to socially distance, wear a mask where appropriate and as always slip, slop, slap, slide and seek!

Stay safe and keep well.

Kind Regards

Anne

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In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter:

Australia Day

Australia Day is this Tuesday and there is plenty to do around the electorate. See below for a list of local events.

While Australia Day is a day of celebration for the many great things about our nation, it should be about reflection. It marks the day First Nations peoples’ lives changed forever – the beginning of over two centuries of dispossession, massacres and the separation of families. It also marks the commencement of the colonisation and settlement process on these lands.

I urge everyone to use the day as an opportunity to learn about our history and understand how it is inextricably connected to legacies impacting the challenges of the present and future.

Campbelltown City Council

Campbelltown City Council are holding 6 pop up BBQs with free Sausage Sizzles and frizbees throughout Campbelltown.

BBQs will be set up at the following COVID safe locations:

  • Eagle Farm Reserve, Eagle Vale
  • Ingleburn Reserve, Macquarie Fields
  • Rizal Park, Rosemeadow
  • Redfern Park, Minto
  • Dimeny Park, Claymore
  • On Q-Lithgow St Mall, Cnr Lithgow St & Queen St Campbelltown

Snags will hit the barbie at 8:00am sharp and will last until 11:00am.

Click here for more information

Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council will be hosting a virtual Australia Day Awards Ceremony to recognise the outstanding contributions made by individuals and small businesses to the broader Liverpool community.

The 2021 Liverpool City Council Australia Day Awards will be hosted online by Liverpool City Council's Australia Day Ambassador, Olympic silver medallist rower, James Chapman.

Watch the awards live here

Fairfield City Council

Fairfield City Council are allowing free entry to several of their leisure centres this Australia Day:

Note: Limited numbers due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Click here for more information  

Mobile Offices

Mobile offices are a great way to stay in touch and let me know what issues matter to you and your family.

I can assist with Federal matters including My Aged Care, Immigration, NDIS, NBN, Centrelink, Veteran’s Affairs, or if you would just like to chat.

I will also be joined by Liverpool City Councillors Nathan Hagarty and Charishma Kaliyanda.

If you have time, pop by for a chat. Remember masks are essential!

See below for location and times.

Stronger Communities Grants - Round 6

Expressions of interest have opened for the Stronger Communities Programme – Round 6. This round will support Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the grant will provide 100% of the eligible costs.

Each electorate has been allocated up to $150,000 for grants from between $2,500 and $20,000. Successful projects must be located within the boundary of the Werriwa electorate. If your project is outside Werriwa please consider applying to that Federal Member.

Full eligibility criteria for entities and projects is outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines  You should read the guidelines before submitting an EOI.

Click here for more information or to submit an EOI

Saluting Their Service Grants

Funding is now available for the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program which aims to preserve our local military history and honour our service personnel.

The program provides up to $10,000 for local and community-based projects such as flagpoles, memorials, digital honour rolls and upgrades to RSL facilities. Grants of up to $150,000 are available for significant national, state/territory or regional projects.

Click here to make a submission.

Double Demerits

Double demerits are in place for 5 days over the Australia Day period from 22 January 2021 to 26 January 2021 inclusive.

Double demerit points apply for speeding, seat belt, motorcycle helmet and mobile phone offences during holiday periods and run from midnight on the start date to midnight on the finish date.

Mobile Phone Detection Cameras are being enforced and fines issued. Drivers caught using their phones during a double demerit period will be hit with a $349 fine and 10 demerits.

Please drive safely and take extra care on the roads. You can check your demerit points here.

COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to be a part of our lives and it is crucial we do not get complacent.

Please wear your masks where it is mandatory. You can find a list of where and when you need to wear a mask here.

If you have symptoms, get tested at a COVID-19 clinic. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore/ scratchy throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of taste or smell. Self-isolate until you get your results.

If you need advice or have questions, call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

Click here for the latest news and updates on COVID-19

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