Club grants to benefit bushfire affected communities
$12.5 million is available for new or upgraded facilities across sport and recreation, arts and culture, disaster readiness and community infrastructure.
This is a great chance for local organisations to seek funding for a project to repair or rebuild damaged community infrastructure.
Projects carried out in response to bushfire damage or to help protect communities from future bushfire impacts will be given special consideration.
Infrastructure Grants can fund construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure.
Applications will open on Monday 16 March and close Monday, April 6. We are giving communities advanced warning so they can consider projects that could benefit from funding.
Since 2013, the NSW Government has funded over 350 community projects worth $82 million under Infrastructure Grants.
To find out more information please visit www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au.
Love NSW! $10 million tourism recovery package to rebuild NSW
The prolonged drought and unprecedented bushfires have broken our hearts and had a devastating impact on thousands of tourism operators in our beautiful state.
That's why now's the time to love NSW - we need to show the world that our many spectacular sights and experiences are in great shape, and they're welcoming visitors right now.
Recovery will take time and the NSW Government is here for the long haul.
This $10 million will provide immediate help and set up long-term support for the industry to help businesses get back on their feet.
Australia's tourism industry has taken a massive hit.
Right across Australia tourism businesses, including in NSW are feeling the pressure as tourists delay or cancel their travel plans, even in many areas that haven't been affected.
That's why we're backing this campaign through our $20 million domestic tourism commitment to get Aussies into fire-affected communities as they open up again, as well into unaffected tourism towns that are also feeling the pinch.
I urge Australians to support our tourism businesses and save local jobs by booking a trip in NSW this year.
Torrential rain presents new challenges
While the recent rain has been a welcome reprieve to dry conditions, it hasn't been without its challenges.
Following 500 millimetres of rainfall across the Blue Mountains on the weekend, a landslip occurred near Leura on the Blue Mountains Line with crews working fast to repair the damage.
Our hardworking Sydney Trains teams have already secured track infrastructure and are now working to stabilise the land.
We know commuters are keen to see the line re-open as quickly as possible, and our teams are on the job.
It won't be a small task as engineers need to rebuild the embankment and infrastructure, including earthworks, track reconstruction, signalling and overhead wire repairs.
However, we are confident this work will be completed in a matter of weeks, weather dependent.
These works are not expected to delay reconstruction works taking place between Mount Victoria and Lithgow at this stage, and we thank all our loyal customers for their patience while this work takes place.
Customers travelling along the affected lines can check the latest information and plan their journey through trip planning apps or online at http://transportnsw.info.