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100 Years of the Royal Australian Air Force
31 Mar 2021
100 Years of the Royal Australian Air Force
Air Force is commemorating 100 years of defending Australia today, with a flypast over the Australian Capital Territory, including current and former aircraft. 
Dine & Discover NSW
31 Mar 2021
Dine & Discover NSW
The NSW Government has launched Dine & Discover NSW to encourage the community to get out and about, supporting dining, arts and tourism businesses and stimulating spending in the economy. 
Livestock Health following Floods
30 Mar 2021
Livestock Health following Floods
With vast areas of NSW still impacted by flood waters, landholders are being warned to remain vigilant for increased animal disease risks. 
GIVIT coordinating donations and offers of assistance to help people affected by severe storms and flooding
24 Mar 2021
GIVIT coordinating donations and offers of assistance to help people affected by severe storms and flooding
To help people affected by the severe storms and flooding across New South Wales, generous Australians are encouraged to donate money, items, skills and services online at GIVIT.org.au. In partnership with the NSW Government, GIVIT is managing donations during this recovery. 
ADF Supporting NSW Flood Emergency
23 Mar 2021
ADF Supporting NSW Flood Emergency
Australian Defence Force (ADF) helicopters will today deploy to NSW to support search and rescue activities for the flood emergency. 
We’re Here To Help With Flood Recovery
23 Mar 2021
We’re Here To Help With Flood Recovery
Landholders impacted by devastating flooding across Greater Sydney are being urged to register for support including emergency fodder, animal assessment and welfare assistance. 
Local Blue Mountains general practices join the fight against COVID-19
23 Mar 2021
Local Blue Mountains general practices join the fight against COVID-19
This week, general practices in the Nepean Blue Mountains region start the staged roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations under Phase 1b of the Federal Government’s Vaccination Roll-out Strategy. 
Australian Government Assistance For NSW Storms And Floods
23 Mar 2021
Australian Government Assistance For NSW Storms And Floods
The Australian Government has activated the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) to support an additional 18 local government areas affected by the storms and flooding across New South Wales. 
Blue Mountains City Council Assesses Rain Damage And Reaches Out To Mayors Of Flooded Hawkesbury And Penrith Areas
23 Mar 2021
Blue Mountains City Council Assesses Rain Damage And Reaches Out To Mayors Of Flooded Hawkesbury And Penrith Areas
Blue Mountains City Council is assessing damage in the City after a one-in-50-year rainfall event. 
Sleep maximizes vaccine effectiveness
18 Mar 2021
Sleep maximizes vaccine effectiveness
With the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines now underway, University of South Australia sleep experts are urging people to reprioritise their sleep, as getting regular and sufficient sleep is known to boost your immune system. 
Senator Payne encourages local hotels and motels to apply for new energy-saving grant program
17 Mar 2021
Senator Payne encourages local hotels and motels to apply for new energy-saving grant program
Small and medium hotels, motels and serviced apartments are being encouraged to apply for a new grant program that can help reduce energy use, improve energy productivity and deliver carbon abatement. 
Morrison Government enhances Hawkesbury road safety with new South Windsor roundabouts complete
17 Mar 2021
Morrison Government enhances Hawkesbury road safety with new South Windsor roundabouts complete
Four roundabouts funded under the Morrison Government’s successful Black Spot Program are now operational in South Windsor, boosting motorist and pedestrian safety and providing an economic stimulus to the region. 
TAFE NSW helping plug nursing skills shortage
7 Mar 2021
TAFE NSW helping plug nursing skills shortage
The Federal Government’s JobTrainer initiative is helping plug the critical shortage of nurses in NSW, giving locals an opportunity to enrol in a fee-free nursing course at TAFE NSW. 
Keep an Eye Out for a Pride of Lions Cleaning Up in the Local Community this Weekend!
5 Mar 2021
Keep an Eye Out for a Pride of Lions Cleaning Up in the Local Community this Weekend!
It’s Lions Awareness Day this weekend and many volunteers across the country will be out in their community celebrating, including over 100 Lions Clubs who are hosting Clean Up Australia Day events. 
Soils and Pasture Project Ramps Up
2 Mar 2021
Soils and Pasture Project Ramps Up
The Healthy Soils, Productive Pastures project led by Greater Sydney Local Land Services has kicked off its second year in style, with a series of new workshops planned to showcase progress to date. 
Graffiti Removal Day 2019
1 Mar 2021
Graffiti Removal Day 2019
Graffiti vandalism costs New South Wales over $300 million per year. Since Graffiti Removal Day was established in 2012, volunteers have removed 141,000sqm of graffiti, saving our community about $10.40 million. 
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