Parents NSW Vouchers: $250 worth of vouchers, thanks to the State Government’s Parents NSW program went live on Monday. Eligible families will receive five $50 vouchers which can be redeemed at Discover NSW and Stay NSW registered businesses. In addition, the Stay NSW voucher program, providing every adult aged 18 and older with a $50 voucher to spend at registered accommodation providers, will be progressively rolled out from 21st February. Both programs will be implemented using the existing Dine & Discover NSW infrastructure. It is easy to apply via your Service NSW app, the Service NSW website or by calling 13 77 88 for assistance. For more information, visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/parents-nsw-vouchers
Surrender Your Illegal Gun: This year’s National Illicit Firearms Campaign will keep Australians safe by removing illegal guns from the community. The three-month campaign will target illegal gun owners by encouraging families, friends and anybody else who may have information to speak up and share what they know with Crime Stoppers before it’s too late. There are over 260,000 unregistered guns estimated to be in circulation in Australia. To share information about an unregistered or illegal gun, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go online at www.crimestoppers.com.au/illegalguns.
Escape To Nature: Motorists will in future be able to pay their vehicle entry fee to National Parks via a new Park’nPay app. The app will be extended to allow people visiting national parks to use it when purchasing their vehicle entry fee on-line. The technology is seen as a game changer that gives drivers the power to easily pay and top up for parking from their phones in a few simple clicks. Motorists can use the Park’nPay app across numerous councils as well as find real-time parking availability for Transport for NSW Commuter Carparks, locations of EV charging stations and more than 18,000 private driveways to rent. For more information on where the technology can be used, including which national parks, visit: https://parknpay.nsw. gov.au/
New Board Members: The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) has welcomed David Pheeney and Louise Johnson as new board members. David, a Wiradjuri man, has a strong history working in communities in Western NSW. He currently operates his own legal firm out of Dubbo and previously, for six years, was the managing solicitor at the Aboriginal Legal Service in Bourke. Currently working with Australian Rail Track Corporation Inland Rail, Louise has more than 20 years’ experience in community engagement, including a number of years in Western NSW communities. She has also worked with the Warrumbungle Shire and Brewarrina Shire Councils.