Drummoyne News

SUPERMARKET SAVINGS FOR SENIORS IN THE DRUMMOYNE ELECTORATE

Seniors in the Drummoyne electorate can now save on average $200 a year on their groceries, thanks to Seniors Card discounts the NSW Government has secured with the Woolworths Group. Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti today announced NSW Seniors Card holders are now eligible for a five per cent discount on Woolworths WISH eGift cards […]

SHAPING A BETTER CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM

Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti has today welcomed the release of a discussion paper – Shaping a Better Child Protection System – that examines how adoptions and Children’s Court proceedings could be streamlined to ensure more children are quickly given permanency and a safe and loving home for life. In the paper, the Government outlines […]

MAJOR JUSTICE REFORMS TO KEEP THE DRUMMOYNE ELECTORATE SAFE

Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti today announced that the passage of legislation for a tougher and smarter justice system will provide a significant boost for community safety in the Drummoyne electorate. “The NSW Government is investing $200 million to reduce undue stress on victims, strengthen parole decision making and recruit extra Community Corrections’ staff to […]

$1.25 MILLION IN GRANTS AVAILABLE TO HELP COMBAT LITTER

Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti invited councils to apply for a share in $1.25 million in grants to reduce litter in NSW. Councils can apply for grants of between $30,000 and $100,000 under the Council Litter Prevention Grants Program. “Nobody in NSW thinks littering is acceptable, and these grants give Councils the help they need […]

PUBLIC TRANSPORT BOOST FOR THE DRUMMOYNE ELECTORATE FROM 26 NOVEMBER

Customers in the Drummoyne electorate will benefit from improved services and connections across the train, bus and ferry network from 26 November when a new timetable is introduced. Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti said the NSW Government is improving services to better align with the new train timetable, making it even easier for customers to […]

BURWOOD DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS ON A SAFER PATHWAY

Domestic and family violence victims living in the Ashfield, Burwood and Campsie Local Area Commands (LACs) will soon have a single contact point to access the support they need with the commencement of a new Safer Pathway site in March next year. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward was […]

SLOW DOWN THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND ARRIVE SAFELY

As the October long weekend approaches, Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti is urging motorists from the Drummoyne Electorate to make sure they drive to the conditions and plan ahead so everyone arrives home safely. “On the Labour Day weekend there’s generally an increase in the number of families on the roads and I’m urging everyone […]

NEW FERRIES FOR THE PARRAMATTA RIVER

Ferry customers along the Parramatta River can look forward to cruising on new ferries, with the NSW Government set to invest in four vessels for the route, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced today. “With the introduction of six new ferries across Sydney Harbour almost completed, we are now turning our attention to […]

NSW GOVERNMENT GRANTS FOR DISABILITY SUPPORT CENTRE

Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti MP today announced organisations working in the disability support sector in the Drummoyne electorate are being urged to consider applying for new Business Acceleration grants being offered by the NSW Government. Mr Sidoti said the government’s new $19 million Disability Sector Scale-Up (DSSU) program will help NSW businesses prepare for […]

FALLEN OFFICERS HONOURED ON NATIONAL POLICE REMEMBRANCE DAY

Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti has encouraged the community to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of our fallen NSW Police officers this Friday 29 September for National Police Remembrance Day. Mr Sidoti said a special ceremony will be held on 29 September at 9:00am at the NSW Police Wall of Remembrance at the Domain, […]

TEACHER SKILLS DEVELOPEMENT GETS BOOST

Primary school teachers in Drummoyne will get assistance to further develop their classroom skills to benefit their students with funding provided through the NSW Government’s Quality Teaching, Successful Students initiative. All local government schools with primary students will share a total of $691,441 to improve teachers’ skills with activities such as mentoring and coaching; achieving […]

IHAPs TO MAKE DA’s CORRUPTION-PROOF

Member for Drummoyne, Mr John Sidoti has welcomed the introduction of Independent Hearing And Assessment Panels (IHAPs), saying they would bring transparency and integrity to the assessment of development applications. “This is a very important step in ensuring the citizens of the Drummoyne electorate can have full confidence in the expertise, transparency, and integrity of […]

LOCAL COMMUNITY BENEFITS FROM WESTCONNEX GRANT SCHEME

Sporting facilities, playground upgrades and educational programs are just some of the benefits delivered from the inaugural year of the Sydney Motorway Corporation Community Grant Scheme. Introduced to deliver positive outcomes and a lasting legacy for communities along the WestConnex corridor, the scheme has proven to be a real winner for the inner west. Member […]

FERRY GOOD! CHISWICK WHARF REOPENS AFTER ESSENTIAL UPGRADE

Chiswick Wharf will soon be back in action with the wharf reopening to customers at the end of the month. Mr John Sidoti, Memer for Drummoyne said the NSW Government has delivered this essential upgrade as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, an initiative to deliver modern, safe and accessible transport infrastructure. “The […]

2017 COMMUNITY BUILDING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN

Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti encourages local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for funding requests through the 2017 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program. CBP grants are available annually for community infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes. Through the program, the NSW Government ensures funding is available to support organisations that […]

REBUILT LUCAS GARDENS SCHOOL OPENS

The rebuilt Lucas Gardens School for Specific Purposes was opened today at Canada Bay by the NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Education Gareth Ward MP and local MP John Sidoti. The Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti, said the new facilities have been designed specifically for an increased number of students with high support needs. “The new […]

DRUMMOYNE FAMILIES SET TO BENEFIT FROM ACTIVE KIDS REBATE

Thousands of school children across the Drummoyne Electorate will benefit from a new $100 rebate for sporting and fitness related costs announced as part of today’s budget. Mr Sidoti said a key initiative from the 2017-2018 Budget will ensure every family with school aged children will be eligible for the ‘Active Kids Rebate’ with $207 […]

TAX RELIEF FOR DRUMMOYNE ELECTORATE

John Sidoti today announced that the costs of doing business and costs of living would be eased in the Drummoyne electorate due to a range of tax cuts from the NSW Government’s Budget. Mr Sidoti welcomed the package of tax reforms for families, farmers and small businesses across the Drummoyne electorate. As part of the […]