Clean Up Australia Day 2017

Thank to Ken Paton and Scouts Australia for again running Clean Up Australia Day at Meadowbank and thanks to my staff for joining me. The hard part was getting the trolley out of the Mangrove tree but it did prove useful … Continue reading


Rarediseases Day Australia

Over 2 million people in Australia live with rare diseases that impact their everyday life. I joined Sanofi Genzyme North Ryde to mark this day and learn about the pioneering work of people like Professor Nigel Laing and his team … Continue reading


Ryde Business Forum After Hours – Ryde Sports Foundation

Ryde Business Forum’s “Business After Hours” was today hosted by the Ryde Sports Foundation at North Ryde RSL. It was fanstastci to hear of the success of the Foundation and welcome four new members to the Forum. Congratulations to RBF … Continue reading


Macquarie Ice Rink Welcomes the Sydney Bears and Sydney Ice Dogs

I was happy to meet and welcome to the area members of the Sydney Bears and the Sydney Ice Dogs who are now making the newly refurbished Macquarie Ice Rink their home.


Ryde Athletics

It was all hands on deck to christen the new Long Jump Pit with the Gold Rake at Ryde Athletics this morning. Congratulations to all the volunteers, parents and children that make this club such a strong part of our … Continue reading


Graffiti Removal Day

Graffiti Removal Day saw the pedestrian tunnel painted in record time – thanks to the Rotary Club of Ryde for their organisation of equipment and the corporate volunteeering of staff from Siemens in Macquarie Park. It was a pleasure to … Continue reading


Blenheim Park Set for Expansion

Great to be at Blenheim Park this afternoon to discuss the proposal to expand this fantastic open space. A good outcome for our community.


Granny Smith Festival 2016

Another successful Granny Smith Festival – thanks to all the people who make this day the success it is.


Eastwood Chinese Senior Citizens Club Celebrates 25 Years

It was wonderful to join with so many, including my Federal colleague John Alexander MP, to help celebrate the Eastwood Chinese Senior Citizens Club celebrate their 25th Anniversary this week at the Plaza. So many people volunteer to make this Club … Continue reading


Korean Festival in Eastwood

I bumped into Superintendent John Duncan and some Ryde LAC Police Officers at the Korean Festival celebrations in Eastoowd. A beautiful day for a great community event.