Northern Lights a finalist in 2015 Green Globe Awards

northern lightsRegional Development Australia Northern Inland’s Northern Lights project has been selected as one of 43 finalists, in the Community Sustainability category, in this year’s prestigious Green Globe Awards.

“The Green Globe Awards are known as the most prestigious environmental awards in NSW. We are honoured and proud that our Northern Lights project is being recognised as a finalist,” Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI) Acting Executive Officer David Thompson said.

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Funding Available to Rehabilitate Local Fish Habitats

Reflections on the GwydirMEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is urging local councils, individuals and community groups across the region wanting to improve fish habitat to apply for a grant through the next funding round of the NSW Government’s Habitat Action Grants Program.

Mr Marshall said grants of up to $40,000 were available to fishing clubs, community groups, local councils and individuals wanting to improve fish habitat in their local area.

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$24,200 Funding for Warialda Showground

THE wooden pavilions and buildings at the Warialda Showground will soon receive a well-earned lick of fresh paint courtesy of a $24,200 grant from the NSW Government’s Public Reserves Management Fund (PRMF).

“A total of $489,032 has been allocated to public reserve projects in the Northern Tablelands. The exterior walls of all the wooden buildings will be repainted – a huge job for the trust members as they will do the preparation work before calling in the professionals to do the painting.

The Warialda Showground Trust hopes to have the job completed by next year as they are hosting the 2016 National Shearing Competition later in the year.

New Led Street Lights on the Way for Northern Inland

led-lightMEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall joined Federal New England MP Barnaby Joyce in Armidale on Friday to launch Essential Energy’s street lighting replacement program which will see the latest LED technology installed across the region.

Mr Marshall said 5,000 old energy-inefficient street lights across seven New England local government areas would be replaced with LED’s (Light Emitting Diode), the latest technology in energy efficient lighting.

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Huge Investment in Quality Teaching In Northern Tablelands

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has welcomed the launch yesterday of a major new investment which will enable some of the best local public primary school teachers to mentor and coach other teachers, improving the results of students throughout the region.

Mr Marshall said the $224 million Quality Teaching, Successful Students package would begin this term and would benefit 26 schools across the Northern Tablelands.

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Marshall Commends Gwydir Shire on Major Road Works

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has commended Gwydir Shire Council on successfully completing a major upgrade of the Fossickers Way, north of Bingara.

Mr Marshall said the $2.6 million project, which council undertook on behalf of the State Government, involved the replacement of a 3.3 kilometre section of Fossickers Way between Bingara and the Delungra Road turnoff.

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