12:40pm Wednesday, 18 July BlueMountainsAustralia.com
Blue Mountains News
NSW State Government Adds $775,000 to Council's Union Theatre Project
The Mayor, together with Deputy Mayor Wayne McAndrew and Councillor Ray Thompson were in meetings with the Defense Minister Marise Payne and Andrew Gee in Canberra at the time the surprise announcement came through.
“It was a complete surprise as it was last Friday afternoon that we received advice from Paul Toole’s office that the Minister was only attending the Theatre as part of an inspection program, and that it may present as a lobbying opportunity for Council,” said the Mayor.
“Although Council contributes substantial funds in its own right for such ventures, we are continually surprised by these announcements by the State Government which seem to occur without Council knowledge or participation, notwithstanding the staff’s exceptional efforts in compiling competitive applications based on funds provided by our community,” said Cr Lesslie.
“Whilst we are pleased to be the recipient for these grant monies, we must continue to lobby for employment generating investment in Lithgow and minimize the additional operational costs incurred by our community resulting from one off grants, hence our lobbying efforts today and tomorrow involving Councilors Goodwin, Thompson, McAndrew and myself with Minister and Shadow Ministers in Federal Parliament,” said the Mayor.
Voting is now open for the popular BlueMountainsAustralia.com People’s...
Three emerging local artists are the recipients of the 2018 Southlands...
On Fridays our 9-hole Single Stableford Comp that runs all day is gathering...
Australians generate more than 140,000 tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste)...
The Australian Government and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) have...
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah
Around Sydney Tours
The Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub
The Mountain Heritage
Big Trout Motor Inn