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Friday, Jul 20, 2018

Friday 22 June 2018 Daryl Maguire MP, Member for Wagga Wagga welcomed the announcement that a new primary school will be established in Wagga Wagga on a site integrated with the Charles Sturt University campus in Estella. 
Construction is due to commence in 2019 and completed in time for the start of school in 2021.
Mr Maguire today announced early planning investigations determined a range of options to build the school on the Charles Sturt University campus, including the potential for facilities to be shared across the community.
Negotiations have taken place to find a site to locate the new school so it is integrated with the campus in Estella, as well as the adjoining land identified for development by Wagga Wagga City Council as recreation and sporting facilities.
Mr Maguire said the project will provide lifelong learning opportunities through partnerships with Charles Sturt University and Wagga Wagga City Council with the Department of Education signing memorandums of understanding for joint use with the council and university. 
"The project is for the provision of a new primary school with the potential for connectivity to CSU, links to adjoining sporting facilities and use as a community hub," Mr Maguire said. " The new school will incorporate state of the art flexible teaching and learning spaces and other core facilities which will cater for the anticipated growth of increased residential development in the area in the next two decades," he said.
"In the coming weeks we aim to start talking with the local community about the opportunities this exciting project will present."
Charles Sturt University's Stephen Butt said Charles Sturt University is extremely excited to be part of the project and the proposal to integrate a new school with CSU. 
"This provides a unique opportunity for students, parents and the community to integrate the broader open space and recreation areas and supports our goal of lifelong learning," Mr Butt said. " This is a unique and fantastic opportunity for Charles Sturt University and the Wagga community," he said.
Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM said the northern area of Wagga Wagga was one of the fastest growing regions in NSW.
"A new primary school near the CSU campus will cater for many families who are calling these neighbourhoods home," Cr Conkey said. " The school's location builds on Wagga Wagga City Council's strategic planning to develop the north and our work with CSU to create a northern sporting and recreation precinct adjacent to the university's Peter Hastie Oval."
Mr Maguire said while the proposal is in the early stages of planning, the design strategy will aim to think creatively and deliver multipurpose buildings that will be suitable for events, sports and joint use by the community after hours.
"This is an exciting proposal to provide best practice in collaborative education in a regional setting by integrating programs with CSU," Mr Maguire said. " We are preparing young people to lead rewarding and productive lives in a complex and fast changing environment."
The NSW Government's 2018/19 Budget includes $6 billion over four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools.  This includes an additional $160 million spend as part of the record $747 million maintenance investment announced last year.  This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.




Monday 7 May 2018 Daryl Maguire MP, Member for Wagga Wagga today announced applications are now open for the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $30 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW.
Mr Maguire said $330,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including the Wagga Wagga electorate and urged local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes.
"Local sports clubs, charities, men's sheds and Scouts or Girl Guides are just some of the groups that benefit from this program," Mr Maguire said. " The NSW Government has made improving local infrastructure a key priority and our strong economic management allows us to make this investment.  If your organisation or club needs extra funding for the building, refurbishment or enhancement of facilities, then I'd strongly encourage you to apply."
The Community Building Partnership program has awarded $275 million in funding to 12,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009. 
"This is a great opportunity to get the support your community group needs to make real improvements in the places you meet, train or recreate," Mr Maguire said. " Take the time to prepare and submit your application so you don't miss out."
Applications are open from Monday 7 May and close at 5pm on Friday 15 June 2018. Applicants must read the program guidelines to ensure their club or organisation and proposed project are eligible.
For more information about the NSW Government's 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, visit: the www.nsw.gov.au/cbp

Mayor of Wagga Wagga Greg Conkey with Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire

Friday 6 April 2018 Daryl Maguire MP, Member for Wagga Wagga today announced $5,000,000 has been awarded to Wagga Wagga City Council for stage 2 of the Riverside Precinct Rejuvenation under the NSW Government's $300 million Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism Fund.  

Mr Maguire said the funding will revitalise existing infrastructure for stage 2 helping to attract vital tourism dollars for Wagga Wagga and create new jobs for the region.
"This much-needed funding will extend our use of the riverside precinct for both locals and tourists," Mr Maguire said. " Stage one saw the redevelopment of our beloved Wagga beach, Stage 2 will create more space for large scale community events like food and wine festivals, markets, musical performances and much more." said Mr Maguire.
Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM said the Riverside Strategic Master plan was developed in 2009 after extensive consultation with the community of Wagga Wagga, with the aim of better utilising the stunning Murrumbidgee waterfront.
"The aim of the Riverside project is to reactivate the Wagga Beach precinct and develop the area as a focal point and destination for residents and visitors, as well as create linkages to the city's CBD and existing civic precinct," Cr Conkey said. " Stage 1 of the Riverside project was undertaken in 2014 and has proven popular with locals and our city's 1.3M annual visitors alike.  This funding for stage 2 will see large spaces created that can cater for festivals, markets and other events, as well as infrastructure for pop-up shops so visitors to the beach can grab a coffee or some fish and chips and enjoy the river.  Stage 2 will also include a refurbished  parking area, a playground with some water play components, additional amenities, further improvements to the paths, as well as more barbecue shelters and picnic furniture."
"This announcement will give WWCC the best opportunity to make the river a must-see spot for anyone thinking of travelling to Wagga," Mr Maguire said.       
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said stage 2 of Riverside Precinct Rejuvenation is one of 33 projects that will be funded in regional NSW as part of the first round of the Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism Fund.
"Tourism in regional NSW supports thousands of jobs and contributes billions of dollars to the NSW economy," Mr Barilaro said. " Regional NSW has breathtaking places to visit and the word is starting to spread across the globe.  A record  852,500 international visitors stayed in regional NSW in the year to December 2017, and between them they spent a whopping $1.05 billion in our regions.  We have never seen such a huge influx in international tourists to our regional towns, and we want to make sure the trend continues. When tourists come to down they stay in local accommodation, eat and shop in local stores and visit local attractions which all injects money into our regional businesses and economies.  These attractions are often the pride of our regions and this investment will make sure they will shine when they are visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year."
For more information about the Regional Growth Environment and Tourism fund visit:  www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/regional-nsw/regional-growth-environment-and-tourism-fund/



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.