After the extended mid-winter recess Parliament will resume next week which will allow me to renew my push for rural and regional healthcare reform.
Over the past six weeks I have been so pleased to be able to return to the electorate to make important rural health service announcements which will have a great impact on residents and visitors across the Mid-North Coast.
Through schemes such as the Health Workforce Scholarship Program, the new Regional Training Hubs and the Rural General Practice Grants, the Coalition government has underlined its commitment to ensuring everyone is able to access high-quality healthcare no matter where you live.
In the meantime, I want to echo my recent calls for your community groups and organisations to register interest in the latest round of funding for the Stronger Communities Program.
There’s still plenty of time to flag your project for financial assistance from the Coalition government.
I’ve been so encouraged by the emphatic response thus far, but I also want to ensure every project has the opportunity to potentially receive much needed funding.
Whether it’s to add another court at the local tennis club, or to upgrade a play area at a childcare facility, or to carry out urgent repairs on a Men’s Shed building, these projects will enable us to continue to grow community participation right across the Mid-North Coast, which has so much to offer residents and visitors.
If you have a small capital project that needs our help then I strongly urge you to get in contact with my office or visit my website http://www.davidgillespie.com.au/.
Finally, I want to thank all of you for actively engaging with our mobile offices over the past six weeks.
Having the opportunity to travel across the electorate and gauge your thoughts, your feedback, your queries and concerns has been extremely valuable in providing guidance on the issues which are important to both you and the Lyne electorate.