Mem­ber for Cas­tle Hill - Hon Ray Wil­liams MP

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Local Politics -

Help­ing Young Peo­ple Get A Home

We know how hard it can be to save for a de­posit on a first home and want to en­sure the great Aus­tralian dream is not out of reach for peo­ple in NSW. There­fore stamp duty is be­ing abol­ished for first home­buy­ers on ex­ist­ing and new homes up to $650,000 and stamp duty dis­counts on ex­ist­ing homes up to $800,000. Stamp duty on lenders’ mort­gage in­sur­ance is also be­ing abol­ished, pro­vid­ing a sav­ing of around $2,900 on an $800,000 prop­erty.

Re­turn and Earn

Re­turn and Earn is the largest lit­terre­duc­tion ini­tia­tive for NSW, and will be a game-changer for the en­vi­ron­ment. From 1 De­cem­ber 2017 you can ex­change el­i­gi­ble drink con­tain­ers for a 10-cent re­fund at col­lec­tion points across the state; in­clud­ing any of the 800 re­verse vend­ing ma­chines po­si­tioned across NSW.

This is an ex­cel­lent fundrais­ing op­por­tu­nity for com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions, who can col­lect do­nated con­tain­ers from the com­mu­nity, and share in mil­lions of dol­lars ev­ery year from re­fund­ing drink con­tain­ers. This helps re­duce po­ten­tial lit­ter in our en­vi­ron­ment and sup­ports our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. If your or­gan­i­sa­tion would like to get in­volved visit: waste/cds-col­lec­tion-point-op­er­a­tor.htm.

Hol­i­day Traf­fic To Ease With NorthCon­nex

As the weather becomes warmer, res­i­dents start plan­ning trips up north for va­ca­tion; and the NSW Gov­ern­ment is help­ing make that trip eas­ier and faster for ev­ery­one in the Hills area.

NorthCon­nex will ease con­ges­tion along Pen­nant Hills Road head­ing north to New­cas­tle. Th­ese twin tun­nels will elim­i­nate 21 sets of traf­fic lights, take 5,000 trucks off the road, and will save ap­prox­i­mately 15 min­utes on your trip.

Once com­pleted in 2019, you will ex­pe­ri­ence ZERO traf­fic lights from Mel­bourne to New­cas­tle us­ing the NorthCon­nex tunnel which links from the M1 Pa­cific High­way to the M2.


Pa­trick Lynch – 90th Birth­day; Jean West­brook – 100th Birth­day; Bruce & Gil Lin­ton – 40th An­niver­sary; Eric & Miranda Turner – 50th An­niver­sary; Nor­man & Cather­ine Scott – 50th An­niver­sary; ; John & Wendy Purves – 60th An­niver­sary

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