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Sunday, March 18, 2018


Friday 16 February 2018 Daryl Maguire MP, Member for Wagga Wagga, alongside Riverina Conservatorium of Music (RCM) Board Chairman Dr Andrew Wallace and RCM Director  Hamish Tait today announced that the RCM has secured a permanent new home at 1 Simmons St, Wagga Wagga.

Mr Maguire said RCM’s move into the former RSM facility is due to an impending lease expiry in 2020 at Charles Sturt University, where they are currently located. "The building will be redeveloped to house a world class music recital space and its within close proximity to the existing cultural precinct in the City of Wagga Wagga, it will be an excellent addition," Mr Maguire said.

RCM Director Hamish Tait, said the new building will secure the future of musical education and performance across the Riverina now and for future generations. "It will provide world class cultural infrastructure for the whole community and it will be the premier performance venue for classical music across all of regional NSW. It will attract visiting musicians nationally and internationally and will also provide the cultural sector employment and significant economic stimulation for the City and region." said Mr Tait.

RCM Chair Dr Andrew Wallace expressed his gratitude to the Member for Wagga Wagga for this vision and commitment to ensure Wagga Wagga and the Riverina has a superior conservatorium of music. "On behalf of the RCM board and staff we would like to acknowledge that this announcement would not have been possible without the tireless support of Mr Maguire."

RCM was established in 1981 by the Riverina College of Advanced Education, today the institution teaches more than 1200 students scattered across the Riverina via video based programs. RCM is one of the largest NSW Regional conservatoriums and employs around 46 professional music education teachers and admin staff.

NSW Premier G ladys Berejiklian was in Wagga to officially open the 
Riverina Oils & Bio Energy (ROBE) facility at Bomen.


Tuesday 31 October 2017 Premier Gladys Berejiklian today officially opened the state-of-the-art Riverina Oils and Bio Energy (ROBE) plant in Wagga Wagga, a landmark project in Regional NSW.
The new facility in Wagga's growing industrial centre, Bowmen, will crush over 200,000 tonnes of locally sourced oilseeds per year, in order to produce worlds-best oils and vegetable protein meal.
"Today marks an exciting day for Wagga Wagga and the broader Riverina, with ROBE investing over $100 million into the local economy," Ms Berejiklian said.
"This is a massive vote of confidence in Regional NSW. This investment will support hundreds of secure jobs.
"ROBE is a wonderful example of the exciting opportunities that Regional NSW offers for global investment and collaboration, particularly for emerging markets such as India.
"The NSW Government is committed to ensuring our regional communities thrive and play a central role in our State's economic success."
ROBE is one of the largest food and agri investment in Australia over the past decade and the first greenfield project funded by India's largest bank, SBI and the Bank of Baroda.
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire said ROBE would help provide a major contribution to the local economy.
"Today is evidence of Wagga Wagga's potential to attract major international investment as an agricultural and regional powerhouse," Mr Maguire said.
"Our record investment in infrastructure and support for projects throughout the Riverina, such as the Intermodal Freight and Logistics Hub will continue to provide jobs and see Wagga grow into the future."
ROBE Managing Director Dhruv Deepak Saxena said Wagga Wagga's central location, and diverse workforce made it the best location for the agri-business to invest.
"We are incredibly proud of our achievements over the past five years. We have brought together investors from across the world to bring this exciting project to life," Mr Saxena said.
"From our base here in Wagga Wagga, we are exporting world-class products across the world. We recently launched our 'Wagga Wagga Oils' brand in India, with the product now available in over 20,000 supermarkets across the sub-continent.
This NSW success story employs over 90 local jobs and will export over $500 million of canola oil to the United States and Asia in the next ten years.

Member for Wagga Daryl Maguire with Forrest Centre chairman Peter Fitzpatrick at the announcement of $2 million in State Government funding towards the new palliative 
care  facility in Wagga.


Wednesday 11 October 2017  The Murrumbidgee community is now assured of a new 10-bed palliative care facility after today's announcement by Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire of a $2 million funding contribution by the Liberal National Government towards the Forrest Centre"s new hospice.

"The community has been very generous to date in raising $2 million towards the new facility," Mr Maguire said. "It is a welcome announcement that the Berejiklian Government will contribute to the construction of our Hospice.

"The 2017/18 NSW State budget included a record $100 million palliative care package for regional NSW. After years of the previous Labor Government neglecting our region, the Berejiklian Government has addressed this very real need for palliative care services across the state.
"This significant investment in palliative care will not only address the need for specialist training of staff in rural and regional communities. The funding is also to provide for additional healthcare workers - doctors and nurses - for extra positions in regional areas, including Murrumbidgee," Mr Maguire said.
"Daryl Maguire, as a member of the Liberal National Government, has been strong in his advocacy for the need for funding towards the Forrest Centre palliative care model. The Government funding now facilitates a palliative care model tailored to the local community," Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said. 
The Forrest Centre's Chairman, Peter Fitzpatrick, congratulated the NSW Government for its commitment in ensuring this crucial contribution and indicated that the $2 million was "the last piece of the palliative care puzzle" in ensuring the Centre is built.
"Not everyone gets to die at home - everyone would like to but there are often hurdles. Here at the Forrest Centre, we will provide a space for people to die with dignity, irrespective of their standing in the community," Mr Fitzpatrick said.
The Forrest Centre is a unique ecumenical joint venture between the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn and the Little Company of Mary, a congregation of Roman Catholic Religious Sisters. The Centre incorporates the 60-bed Mary Potter Nursing Home, the 76-bed Loreto Home of Compassion and Forrest Community Services.
The Forrest Centre is also part of the Wagga Palliative Care Alliance. Established in 2013, the Alliance aims to ensure patients experience an integrated service as they approach the end of their life. The Alliance includes the Murrumbidgee Local Health District, the Forrest Centre, Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network and Calvary Health Care Riverina.



Inspecting the grounds at the Australian Clay Target Association HQ in Wagga are (from left) ACTA president Robert Nugent, ACTA executive officer Tony Turner, Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres and Member for Wagga Daryl Maguire.


Wednesday 16 August 2017 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP and Minister for Sport the Hon. Stuart Ayres MP yesterday inspected the grounds where works will begin for the new Australian Clay Target Association Headquarters later this month.

The NSW Government provided $5.5 million towards the $7 million project. A new administration, club and function centre will be built at its East Wagga location.

Mr Maguire said it will benefit more than just the Association because it will be a multipurpose facility. "The centre will double the amenities available at the current headquarters, and with all this space it will be able to be used by the wider community. It can accommodate up to 650 people for a dining function and up to 1,200 people for a conference," he said.

Sports Minister Ayres said the centre will unlock a host of new sports and conferencing event opportunities for the region. "Wagga is an incredible destination and the NSW Government is proud to be investing in this new sporting and convention hub, which will deliver massive economic and tourism benefits for the region," he said.

The upgrades will be completed in time for the International Clay Target Shooting Federation World DTL Championships to be held in Wagga Wagga in 2018. This event is set to attract around 800 shooters worldwide and will be broadcast from Wagga Wagga.


Friday 11 August 2017 Event organisers in the Wagga Wagga electorate are being encouraged to apply for grants under the NSW Government's 2018 Flagship Event Fund, with expressions of interest open from today. Read more


Wednesday 22 March 2017 Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire MP has today announced $15,000 in NSW Government funding for Bidgee Dragons Wagga Wagga as part of the 2016/17 Local Sport Grant Program.

Bidgee Dragons Wagga Wagga is one of five successful organisations to receive a share of $50,000 in funding allocated to the Wagga Wagga electorate. These organisations will use the funds to assist with purchasing new equipment and completing facility upgrades.
Bidgee Dragons Wagga Wagga will use their funding to construct a storage shed to house dragon boats and equipment at Bosley Park.
"The main aim of this program is to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and active recreation in NSW," Mr Maguire said.
"Sport is a huge part of our way of life and the NSW Government recognises how important it is to our communities, for both social and health reasons.
"The NSW Government is committed to delivering the best infrastructure to the people of NSW and I look forward to seeing the benefits of this upgrade for the community," Mr Maguire added.