Achievements

I know what it takes to support our communities and I know how to successfully negotiate and work across sectors and with all tiers of government.

Working with the public sector, with private donors and philanthropists and with community  organisations, I have been integral in securing nearly $1/2 billion in resources and funding for projects across regional NSW. Greater outcomes have been achieved beyond here in national and international arenas.

Projects have included:

$15 million for the expansion and upgrade of an alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility for Freeman House and St Vincent de Paul

$4 million for alcohol and drug rehabilitation services delivery for Freeman House and St Vincent de Paul.

$300,000 for community transport for Wee Waa Community Care.

$500,000 for community wind farm initiatives.

$6,428,789 funding including in-kind contributions for various Starfish Initiatives projects.

$2 million for habitat restoration for Southern New England Landcare.

$150,000 for Lismore Community Solarfarms.

$200,000 (including in-kind support) for strategy development for the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project.

$2 million for mental health service coordination for Richmond PRA.

$5,000 for the Myall Creek Memorial.

$1m NSW Government funding for Stage 2 of Myall Creek Memorial, Friends of Myall Creek.

$33,000 for Natural Funeral Service.

$500,000 for the New England Sustainability Strategy.

$430 million for social and community housing for Homes North.

$5,425,570 for a soil sustainability and biochar project.

$10,711,570 for a solar power, hot water, heating and cooling systems project.

$2,423,888 for various sustainability projects for Paradigm Play.

$6 million for Tamworth Youthie and Coledale renewal for Tamworth Regional Council.

$2 million for the Living Classroom for Gwydir Shire Council.

$1 million for the Walker House complex disability needs housing for the Ascent Group.

$500,000 in-kind support of the Zero Net Energy Towns project.