Photos Digging with the kids at the Mini School Here at Kingscliff Mini School Director Lindy Smith. Great to see where they are spending the Community Building Partnership funding. Possum Preschool received Community Building Partnership funding to upgrade their facilities and add a weather proof cover for the gazebo in the playground Liam visits Tweed Byron LAC. Pictured here with Crime Prevention Officer, Brad Foster and Superintedent Wayne Starling Quiksilver Pro 2017 kicks off at Snapper Rocks Relay for Life 2017 Celebrating Women in Local Government. Pictured here with Tracey, Liz, Erika and Tanya and The Hon Gabrielle Upton, Minister for Local Government and The Hon Tanya Davies, Minister for Women New Tweed Police station site tour - full steam ahead for construction NSW Health Minister visit to Tweed Hospital NSW Health Minister, The Hon Brad Hazzard visits Tweed Hospital 18 New intern doctors welcomed to Tweed Hospital today Here with Member for Lismore, Thomas George and Cross Border Commissioner, James McTavish at the NSW/QLD Border markers officially announcing the MOU agreement between both states Here with TSC Mayor Katie Milne at the Official opening of the Tweed Community Recycling Centre at Stotts Island Tweed Community Recycling Centre official opening Here with Mantra on Salt Beach GM Scott Robertson and TSC GM Troy Green at the NSW State of Origin announcement Here with Laurie Daley at the official announcement - the 2017 NSW State of Origin training camps will be based in Kingscliff Tour de Cure comes to Parliament It was fantastic to attend the 100 year Reunion of Fernvale Public School The Minister for Emergency Services visits Tweed SES to announce funding for four lightweight Ark Angel rescue rafts Minister for Emergency Services The Hon David Elliott visits Cudgen RFS to announce funding for four hand-held fire ground radios Launch of Public Dementia meeting held in Tweed on behalf of Alzheimer's Australia Battle of the Border kicks off Daffodil Day fundraising with Nerida Dean Daffodil Day 2016 kicks off in Kingscliff Inspecting the new Tweed Police station site with the Deputy Premier, The Hon Troy Grant, Superintendent Wayne Starling and Sergeant Mal Kentwell Road safety Road Show launch Tweed Byron/Richmond Police Highway Patrol Road safety Road Show launch Biggest Morning Tea 2016 in Kingscliff Here catching up with one of our wondeful SES teams Tweed Saints Netball receives funding through the NSW Goverment Sport & Rec funding round Bilambil Soccer Club received funding through the NSW Government Sport & Rec funding for new sporting equipment Minister for Environment, The Hon Mark Speakman visits the Koala food trees at Cudgen Nature Reserve Minister for Environment, The Hon Mark Speakman at Fingal Dune Care shed site Minister for Environment, The Hon Mark Speakman visits Fingal Dune Care shed Cabarita Beach Pony Club received funding through the NSW Government Community Building Partnership program to upgrade their canteen Here with Tom Alletson TSC Waterways Program Leader and Troy Green TSC General Manager at Clarrie Purnell Park, Condong Here with Councillors Carolyn Byrne and Warren Polglase Here at Kingscliff with Brian Vickery and some of the reserves. Anzac Day 2016 here with Brian Vickery at Kingscliff Anzac Day 2016 at Burringbar Pottsville Pottsville had a great turnout Anzac Day 2016 Anzac Day at Pottsville Anzac Day at Pottsville Anzac Day at Tumbulgum Anzac Day 2016 here with Robert & Margie Quirk at Tumbulgum Anzac Day Anzac Day at Tweed Heads Anzac Day 2016. Despite the weather a fantastic number of people turned up to show their support. Anzac Day 2016 Anzac Day 2016 at Jack Evans Boat Harbour Anzac Day 2016 Anzac Day 2016 at Tweed Heads I was honoured to be able to present our Domestic Violence team at Tweed Byron LAC with a cheque for funding for the Centre against Violence 91562 NSW Certificate IV in Aboriginal Family Health (Family Violence, Sexual Assault & Child Protection) course being run. $97,500 Estuary management grant awarded to Council for the Tweed Estuary Coastal Zone Management Plan Preparation project Minister Rob Stokes visit Tweed to announce the The Draft North Coast Regional Plan Here with Robyn Grigg - Manager Community & Cultural Services, Troy Green - TSC General Manager, Tracey Stinson - Director Community & Natural Resources and Jo Carmody - Regional Manager, Tracey Stinson - Director Community & Natural Resources and Jo Carmody - Regional Manager Lismore, Byron & Tweed Libraries following the announcement of funding for upgrades to the Tweed Library Official title deeds for Lot 490 are handed back to the Traditional Owners Do you own a dog or cat? Do you know you must register and microchip your animals. Contact the Tweed Shire Council for more information on how this can be done and costs involved. If you wish to be a part of the wonderful volunteers with Friends of the Pound, get in touch with Sonia Trichter (pictured here with myself and some gorgeous kittens) Some of the Tweed Coast tigers AFL juniors Here with Tweed Coast Tigers AFL Manager discussing plans on how the club will be utilising the NSW Governments Community Building funding Here with intern Dr Gene and Bernadette Loughnane, General Manager of the Tweed Hospital Tweed Hospital gets 18 new intern doctors...Welcome to you all Mens shed men.. Catching up with the team at the Tweed Mens Shed Here with Paul Salmon, Manager of Tweed Heads PCYC following their successful application for funding through the NSW Governments Community Building Partnership program I won the Christmas hamper at this morning's end of year presentation at Centaur Primary school Banora Point High School end of year presentation Dressed up as Santa for another year for Friends of the Pound. Community members came along with their animals for photos with Santa. Officers from Tweed Byron LAC share in the joy of the new station commencing Construction of the new police begins Combined Neighbourhood Watch team pop down to see the first sod turning of the new police station And the construction of the new Tweed Police station commences. Here with Assistant Commissioner Jeff Loy. The team at Vinnies accepting the presents for the family my office adopted. Christmas is all about giving. Dropping off lots of presents for a family in need as part of the Adopt a family appeal Here with Rory Curtis, Maggie-Anne Leybourne and Councillor Polglase at the Tweed Business Chamber breakfast Its always a pleasure to be able to speak at the Tweed Business Chamber breakfast and give an update on where the State of NSW is heading The team from Shaping Outcomes meet with Minister Ajaka Here with Lily and Pottsville Neighbourhood Centre Manager Angela Maxwell Christmas at Club Latitude It was an honour to be able to bring the Minister for Disability Services The Hon John Ajaka to Tweed. Here catching up with CEO of On Track Elaine De Vos and Paralympian Tracey Barrell. As Senator Nash was here in Tweed we were honoured to be able to catch up with Acting Superintendent Paul McDonald, Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer Beck Couch, and Detective Acting Inspector Laurie Moroney, Acting Crime Manager Tweed Byron LAC before the White Ribbon march. Minister for Rural Health, Senator Fiona Nash comes to Tweed to meet with Tweed Hospital Heads of Dept Minister for Health Jillian Skinner and I meet with the Tweed Hospital Executives to dicuss the progress of the Hospital upgrades Such a great team at Teddy Bears child care centre Catching up with the kiddies at Teddy Bears Child Care Here with the Tweed Byron LALC and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Leslie Williams on her visit to Tweed Rotary Great duck race with Matthew Fraser. Gee I hope my duck beat his.. Here with Tweed Shire Council General Manager, Troy Green and Professionals Real Estate Licensee Roger McLeod at the Berkely Lane opening Berkely Lane, Pottsville official opening Great to cath up with the crew at Kingscliff and Superintendent Greg Lewis to handover the new state of the art fire helmets The team at Banora receive the new fire helmets Rollout of new helmets for firefighters at Tweed Heads Station Pictured here with Dianne Collier and her dear friend Lee Moloney who is also the Australian Red Cross Regional Co-ordinator of Community Visitors Scheme Northern Region Here with Dr Candice Silverman – General Surgeon/Visiting Medical Officer Tweed/Byron Network, Minister Jillian Skinner and Bernadette Loughnane, Executive Director, Tweed Byron Health Service Group on the Ministers visit to Tweed today Police Remembrance day 2015 Police Remembrance day 2015 Police Remembrance day 2015 Cudgen Leagues Mens and Womens bowling receive a grant for shade sails At the launch of Operation Saturation in Sydney. Here with NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn, Specialist Operations, Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Troy Grant, Minister for Roads Duncan Gay and Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander. Operation Saturation which is aimed at tackling the recent spike in the NSW road toll. Flag raising ceremony Very honoured to be with the Tweed Australia South Sea Islanders families for a flag raising ceremony Such an honour to be able to attend the Vietnam Veterans Long Tan day service at The South Tweed Sports Memorial Garden. Wreath laying at the Vietnam Veterans Long Tan Day ceremony Vietnam Veterans Long Tan Day ceremony at South Tweed Sports Memorial Garden on the 18th August Pictured here with Council's Director Community and Natural Resources, Tracey Stinson; Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre Director, Susi Muddiman; Tweed Regional Museum Director, Judy Kean; Council's General Manager, Troy Green; Friends of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc President, Lyn Stewart; Local Member Thomas George (Member for Lismore) MP; Council's Manager Community and Cultural Services, Robyn Grigg; Councillor Barry Longland; and Councillor Warren Polglase at Tweed Regional Museum to welcome funding from Arts NSW. Front and centre retiring officer George Sutherland. After 40 years service to the Tweed communityGeorge has decided to call it time. Well done George, your a champion Minister Elliot pictured here with Tweed Heads Fire Station officers and Zone Commander RN2 Superintendent Greg Lewis Minister Elliot meets with Tweed Heads fire station officers Kingscliff RSL Sub branch Minister for Veteran Affairs David Elliot catches up with Kingscliff RSL Sub branch The team at the Far North Coast Fire Control Centre with Minister David Elliot Presenting longstanding member Peter Harriden with his farewell present from his team and thank him for his dedication and service at the Far North Coast Fire Control Centre Pictured here with Minister Elliot and Rural Fire Service Superintendent David Cook at the Murwillumbah Fire Control Cooking up a storm with Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Lions Club for the free bike riders breakfast to acknowledge the completion of works to Wharf Street. I was pleased to join with the Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Troy Grant today to promote National Missing Persons week. Every year more than 35,000 people are reported missing across the country - with around 12,500 in NSW. This equates to one person disappearing every 15 minutes. National Missing Persons week runs from 2-8 August and aims to reduce the incidence and impact of missing persons in Australia I was honoured to attend the Cycle for Life event to launch DonateLife week on the North Coast. And some slept inside Some slept outside Some of the willing members of the community participating in the sleepout at the Masonic Centre Here with Brian Goodall and Marc Anderson heading in to take part in the Freds Place Community Sleepout I was honoured to be a part of the Combined Catholic Schools Public Speaking Competition as an adjudicator Tweed City Shopping Centre Manager Kath Mills chats with Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro I was thrilled to introduce the Minister for Regional Development, Skills and Small Business John Barilaro to NC Tafe Institute Director Elizabeth McGregor and NC Tafe Managing Director Pam Christie on his recent visit to Tweed New attire for the planned Community Sleepout with Freds Place Fishing off the new pontoon Great to see the boys from Maritime services pop by to check out the new pontoon Speaking at the launch of the new pontoon at Chinderah Had the honours of cutting the official ribbon to launch the new pontoon at Chinderah with Angus Southwell - General Manager Taphouse Hotel Group, TSC Mayor Gary Bagnall and long time Chinderah resident Felicia Cecil Pictured here with the team following a very productive meeting with the NSW Attorney General The Attorney General, Gabrielle Upton, was in Tweed to launch the Safer Pathway program. This initiative is a part of the NSW Government's Domestic and Family Violence Framework for Reform. I was honoured to attend the Official Opening of Headspace at Tweed Heads.Headspace offers professionally trained staff focused on helping young people between the ages of 12 and 25. If you are in need of counselling a psychologist is available to work with you onsite, employment and training advice and general health checks by a GP is also available. But most of all friendly, caring workers to help guide you through any difficult situations you might be going through.A great service being offered to our young people, well done Headspace. Pictured here with Gary Bagnall (TSC Mayor), Chris Clarke (GM Medicare Local), Wendy Pannach (Manager Head Space Northern NSW), Greg Smith (Head of Consortium) Keiah Smith and Leslie McGuire 2015 sees the NSW Police Force celebrate 100 years of Women in Policing and 50 years since women were officially ‘sworn in’ as Constables and given the full powers of a police officer. I was honoured to be able to celebrate with such a great team (pictured here at Point Danger headland) Here with Minister for Mental Health, Medical Research, Women and Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Assault and Assistant Minister for Health, Pru Goward and Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant promoting the new campaign against ICE.. Neighbourhood watch get a new marquee. Watch out for it at local events and get involved in your NHW . Fire Station open day Saturday 30th May - joined the boys at the Kingscliff station Kingscliff station Open Day Fire Station Open Day - Saturday 30th May at Tweed Heads Station Great to see the Tweed community at the Banora Station on their Open Day Banora Point fire station open day Such a pleasure to join Nerida from the Cancer Council for Australias Biggest morning tea Great bunch of cadets TS Vampire Annual Inspection and Ceremonial Parade 9th May Cadet march at the TS Vampire Annual Inspection and Ceremonial Parade Here with Lt Geoff Mike from TS Vampire Naval Cadet Unit. I was thrilled to join the Unit for the Annual Inspection and Ceremonial Parade Anzac day 2015 at Kingscliff Beautiful wreaths and flowers laid at Kingscliff Cenotaph Burringbar Anzac service 2015 Burringabar Nominal Roll Burringbar Cenotaph Gallipoli landing re-enactment at Jack Evans boat harbour Anzac day 2015 The sign is up, and looks great! Here with the Deputy Premier Troy Grant and Health Minister Jillian Skinner to announce a re-elected Baird Government will invest $5.9 million dollars to build a new ambulance station at Pottsville Here with Minister for Roads and Freight and Minister for the North Coast Duncan Gay, Tweed Chamber of Commerce President Matthew Fraser, David Oxenham TSC Director Engineering and Robert Hanby, TSC Engineer following a further $3.6mil funding announcement for Kennedy Drive. Here with Minister for Roads and Freight and Minister for the North Coast Duncan Gay, TSC Mayor Gary Bagnall displaying the new welcome to NSW signs New fire truck delivered to Kingscliff. Im pictured here with Kingscliff 347 Crew who also all received awards of service. Congratulations team! At Tweed Heads Mens Shed. Funding of the last stage approved, Mens Shed Men..are happy.. Here with the Deputy Premier Troy Grant, Health Minister Jillian Skinner, clinicians and staff at The Tweed Hospital today to announce the $48 million upgrade. Here with Minister for Environment Rob Stokes planting the first small seedling of up to 15,000 koala food trees. Here with Nick Tzannes Team Leader Compliance Tweed Shire Council , Friends of the Pound volunteers Sonia Trichter, Janice Banks, Josette Lagarde and Deputy Mayor Phil Youngblutt following the announcement of funding to promote responsible pet ownership throughout the Tweed. Joined here by Geoff Butterworth - Ferryside Store Owner,Kit Gooley - Licensee/Owner of the Tumbulgum Hotel and TSC Mayor Gary Bagnall to share great news of funding to deliver accessible, modern and safe boating infrastructure where it is needed most. This includes an allocation of around $200,000 towards improvements at the Condong boat ramp at Clarrie Purnell Park, around $80,000 to replace the jetty at Tumbulgum with a floating pontoon, and approximately $40,000 to upgrade parking at the Kennedy Drive boat ramp . Rolled up my sleeves today and donated blood at the Red Cross Mobile blood bank Here with Brent Hayward from Bogangar LPO sharing the good news.Tweed newsagents have welcomed an initiative by the NSW Government to grant more protection for local newsagencies New interns arrive at Tweed Hospital Some of the boats the Yacht club sail Joined the Twin Towns Radio Yacht club today to give the wonderful news that some funding through the Community Building Partnership Program is on its way Getting into the Christmas spirit. Donating to the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Family appeal. CEO Brian Goodall happy to take these gifts off my hands and pass on to a much deserving family Assistant Commissioner Mal Lanyon gives me the run down of the new boat New police boat for Tweed Rob Stokes, Minister for the Environment here with Jane Lofthouse, Unit Coordinator Natural Resource Management at TSC to discuss the funding for coastal protection Local principals had an opportunity to discuss their educaiton issues with the Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli on his visit to Tweed Minister for Fair Trading Matthew Mason Cox addresses Residential Park managers and home owners in South Tweed Here with Ray at the Tweed Heads Mens Shed official opening Tweed Heads Mens Shed officially opens At the Rotary Great Duck Race Sunday 26th October with Maggie-Anne Leybourne, Matthew Fraser, Deputy Premier Troy Grant and Jayne Henry With Deputy Premier and NBN news at the announcement of funding for new signage on entry to NSW - Sunday 26th October At the announcement of funding for improved signage on the entry to NSW with Deputy Premier, Troy Grant and Tweed Business Chamber President, Matthew Fraser and TSC Mayor Gary Bagnall With Carlee Mahoney (Detect Inspector NSW Police Force), Inspect Brendon Cullen (Tweed Byron LAC Crime Manager and Supt Stuart Wilkins Here at the NHW Australasia conference launch with Bernie Durkin (Vice Pres NHW Australasia),Hanna Edwards-Rose (Seaside Estate NHW), Greg Jago (Duty Officer Inspector Tweed Byron LAC and Gordon and Doreen Levenson (Treasurer and Secretary Combined NHW) Minister for Fair Trading Matthew Mason-Cox speaks to the residents and owners Addressing Residential Park owners and residents with Minister Matthew Mason-Cox about changes to Regulations- Friday 17th October At the launch of the Paddlesafe App McHappy Day Tweed Heads 18th October 2014 McHappy Day Tweed Heads 18th October 2014 Tweed Coast Rural Fire Brigade opening of upgrades With The Hon Kevin Humphries - Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water and The Hon Paul Toole, Minister for Local Government on the Nationals Regional Tour NSW Nationals Team - Regional Tour July 2014 Fatality free day with local Emergency Services Representatives Talking to Tweed Senior Police Constable Mark Harrison Gold Coast Titans player Luke Bailey supports Fatality Free Day Anzac 2014 Tumbulgum Anzac 2014 Tumbulgum Anzac 2014 Tweed Heads Anzac 2014 Tweed Heads Anzac 2014 Tweed Heads Anzac 2014 Pottsville Anzac 2014 Pottsville Anzac 2014 Burringbar Anzac 2014 Burringbar Anzac 2014 Kingscliff Anzac 2014 Kingscliff Anzac 2014 Kingscliff Anzac 2014 Kingscliff Burringbar School of Arts President Rosemary Toovey and Treasurer Deborah Allard discuss the facelift the Hall is to receive following funding received from the NSW Government Geoff joins Tweed Coast Tigers AFL Club and Tweed Council in celebrating the receipt of funding from the NSW Government Community Building Partnership funding round Joy all round.. Pottsville Beach Tennis club celebrate the news 2 courts are being resurfaced following the club being successful in obtaining funding through the Community Building Partnership grant. Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn and Geoff Provest on theTweed River The new Police Boat on the Tweed River Geoff joins retired NSW police officer Alan Martin to congratulate Alan’s wife Valentyna on becoming an Australian citizen. Geoff shows children from Carool Public School the Speaker’s Chair in the Legislative Assembly of the NSW Parliament in Sydney. Geoff and Premier Barry O’Farrell welcome the arrival of the ‘Gypsy Lady’ firefighting Air-Crane to NSW, bolstering the RFS’s aerial water-bombing capability. Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner opens the new Tweed Service NSW centre in Tweed Heads Geoff Provest and Tweed Shire Councillor Warren Polglase inspect progress at the new Kirkwood Road Pacific Highway interchange. Geoff meets Tweed Neighbourhood Watch volunteers Opening NSW funded extensions to Cooloon Children's Centre in Tweed Heads with Centre Director Judy Radich Geoff speaks up for the Tweed with a local television news crew. Listening to Tweed Aboriginal Elder Claude McDermott Geoff gets the latest on efforts to save local cats and dogs from Friends of the Pound Tweed President, Sonia Trichter. Premier Barry O’Farrell enjoys a cup of the Tweeds very own Madura Tea, which thanks to Geoff is now served in Parliament House. Geoff secured a NSW Government grant for the Cudgen Rural Fire Service volunteers who do such a great job. Cabarita Beach Community Dune Care volunteers are all smiles after winning funding to prevent beach erosion..