Mayor of Wagga Wagga Greg Conkey with Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire
$5 MILLION TO DRIVE TOURISM IN WAGGA WAGGA
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/
HOME FOR THE RIVERINA CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC
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.
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."
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 Gladys Berejiklian was in Wagga to officially open the
Riverina Oils & Bio Energy (ROBE) facility at Bomen.
REGIONAL NSW THE PLACE TO INVEST
Tuesday 31 October 2017Premier
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.
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.
marks an exciting day for Wagga Wagga and the broader Riverina, with ROBE
investing over $100 million into the local economy," Ms Berejiklian said.
is a massive vote of confidence in Regional NSW. This investment will support
hundreds of secure jobs.
is a wonderful example of the exciting opportunities that Regional NSW offers
for global investment and collaboration, particularly for emerging markets such
NSW Government is committed to ensuring our regional communities thrive and
play a central role in our State's economic success."
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.
for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire said ROBE would help provide a major contribution
to the local economy.
is evidence of Wagga Wagga's potential to attract major international
investment as an agricultural and regional powerhouse," Mr Maguire said.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
WAGGA WAGGA RECEIVES PALLIATIVE CARE FUNDING FOR FORREST CENTRE EXPANSION
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
AUSTRALIAN CLAY TARGET ASSOCIATION PREPARES TO BUILD ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS
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.
2018 FLAGSHIP EVENT FUND NOW OPEN FOR EVENTS IN WAGGA ELECTORATE
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
$15,000 FUNDING BOOST FOR BIDGEE DRAGONS WAGGA WAGGA
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.