Fed­eral Mem­ber for Berowra

Hon Ju­lian Leeser MP

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Local Politics -

Self­less Acts in our Com­mu­nity

The de­ci­sion of Court­ney Cameron of the Du­ral Bri­gade of the Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice to cut her hair to raise money in support of her friend and fel­low RFS mem­ber Tim Maf­fey is a won­der­ful demon­stra­tion of the in­cred­i­ble sense of com­mu­nity in Berowra. I was pleased to support her ef­forts over the week­end and wit­ness the fine work of Scis­sor and Comb Con­nec­tion, Gal­ston. You can do­nate to the cause at http://nsw.can­cer­coun­cil­fundrais­ing.org.au/ court­ney-cameron.

Last month, I cel­e­brated Christ­mas in July with the Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice and the lo­cal Sackville North com­mu­nity. I will join around 100 lo­cal residents for the Ar­ca­dian Com­mu­nity Din­ner this week­end.

It was an hon­our to speak to the con­gre­ga­tions of Saint Luke’s Angli­can Church at Hornsby Heights, the Tur­ra­murra Gu­rud­wara, the Iman Has­san Cen­tre at An­nan­grove and the Glenorie Mis­sion Church in Berowra in re­cent weeks and to serve din­ner at the Hornsby Cathe­dral Catholic Par­ish com­mu­nity din­ner. These oc­ca­sions pro­vided a re­minder of the en­dur­ing val­ues of faith, ser­vice and hu­mil­ity that are so preva­lent in our com­mu­nity.

Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions and the NBN

A new mobile phone tower serv­ing Sackville North and the sur­round­ing sub­urbs was funded through the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Mobile Black Spot Pro­gram. In the last Par­lia­men­tary ses­sion I asked the Min­is­ter for Ur­ban In­fra­struc­ture when lo­cal residents could ex­pect the tower to be de­liv­ered. He ad­vised con­struc­tion is ex­pected to com­mence later this year. Once com­plete, this tower will de­liver bet­ter mobile cov­er­age and im­proved safety for lo­cal residents.

The Min­is­ter for Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Se­na­tor the Hon Mitch Fi­field, in­spected progress on the roll out of the NBN in Cher­ry­brook last month. 20 per cent of homes in our elec­torate are cur­rently ready for ser­vice and work is well un­der­way to have the rest of Berowra con­nected by the end of 2020.

I re­ceived a fan­tas­tic re­sponse to our first com­mu­nity fo­rum on the Na­tional Broad­band Net­work ( NBN) and Tel­stra last month. I will host a sec­ond fo­rum at the Du­ral Coun­try Club on 23 Au­gust 2017 from 6- 8pm. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to ask ques­tions and hear di­rectly from rep­re­sen­ta­tives from these or­gan­i­sa­tions. If you would like to at­tend, please RSVP to my of­fice on 9980 1822.

Hornsby Cathe­dral Par­ish Com­mu­nity Din­ner

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