Last week I announced a Headspace in Grafton and the Clarence Valley.
Today I am announcing a further $1.4 million for Headspace in Lismore to expand youth mental health services in Casino and Kyogle.
I am also announcing the transition of management for Headspace in Lismore to Social Futures – one of our regions’ most experienced community-based organisations.
Mental health is something we are continuing to commit resources.
Regional communities, like ours, deserve a fair share of government services and opportunities. That includes being able to access quality public sector careers just as much as any capital city.
This is the reason I strongly support the “Get Out of the City” campaign and Senate inquiry into moving more departments out of Canberra and other capital cities.
Another contract was awarded last week to complete the upgrade of the Pacific Highway Pimlico and Teven.
This section will link the Ballina bypass to the north and the Coolgardie to Richmond River section of the upgrade to the south.
Work includes replacing two Pacific Highway bridges over Duck and Emigrant Creeks, and upgrading about 1.8 kilometres of the highway’s southbound lanes from 300 metres south of Pimlico Road to 700 metres south of the Teven interchange.
I recently attended the Ordination of The Most Reverend Gregory Paul Homeming OCD as the Sixth Bishop of Lismore.
I would like to welcome the Bishop to our community.