It was great to help launch an advertising campaign this week to promote new housing subsidies available for low to middle-income earners families and individuals to build their own home in Lismore.
The $20,000 ‘Build Your Future’ subsidy was possible after the Federal Government provided $5 million for new roundabouts and roads for new housing estates.
The subsidies are available for land lots at six new developments in Lismore and Goonellabah.
The scheme ends on March 30. Anyone interested in applying should visit www.buildyourfuture.net.au or call Lismore City Council on 1300 87 83 87.
I was at Wollongbar TAFE last week to welcome students and parents to Bright Sparks – a three-day workshop for the next generation of innovators.
Bright Sparks is a science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics event that prepares students and school leavers for jobs of the future.
The event was put together by TAFE, Regional Development Northern Rivers, Trinity College, Southern Cross University, Department of Industry, Aus Industry, Training Services NSW, the Department of Education and the Catholic Dioceses.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this world leading program.
I would like to thank the Lismore Council staff who are putting together the Australia Day celebrations at the Lismore City Hall.
Congratulations to all the Australia Day winners and nominees.
I would also like to welcome all our new citizens who took their oath on Australia Day.