Families Across NSW Could Save Hundreds Of Dollars
See how you or your household can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year through our one stop shops through Service NSW. A typical Sydney family with two children could be eligible for massive savings of over $1500 and a couple who are receiving the aged pension could be eligible for almost $2000 worth of savings. http://bit.ly/2sFRJpd
We know that there will be challenges associated with the Epping-Chatswood rail shutdown commencing on 30 September - but light is at the end of the tunnel as this time next year commuters using Macquarie Park station will get their first taste of the Sydney Metro - NSW GOV - with driverless trains running every 4 min during peak between Rouse Hill...
New Employment Precinct For West Ryde
Front page of the The Weekly Times - Australia this week: A new Employment Precinct will be established in West Ryde - this will adjoin the new Education Precinct planned for Meadowbank! We have more than enough high rise residential development in Ryde - this is the critical infrastructure that we desperately need, and will provide a pathway for education, training and job opportunities...
State Hits The Brakes On Overdevelopment
Front page of the The Sydney Morning Herald today: the NSW Government is putting a stop to the development madness here in Ryde, New South Wales. As reported on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald today, almost 75% of new dwellings built in Ryde in the past decade were approved directly by Ryde Council. 24% were approved by the former Labor Government under...
There is no place for racism in our society. Thank you to those who brought the racist material posted around Ryde over the weekend to my attention. No matter your background, we are all Australian. One of the defining values of our community is courage, not cowardice. Whoever did this is a coward. If you see any of this material...
Ryde Farewells Superintendent John Duncan
Meet Superintendent John Duncan: Local Area Commander of the Ryde Police Area Command, community-oriented, and a great footballer (as shown at this year’s Harmony Day football tournament ⚽️) He’s now moving onto his next post, and Ryde is very sad to see him go. Thanks for all your hard work John, and good luck in your next posting!
Anyone familiar with Ryde knows that overdevelopment is hurting our community. Ryde Council's planning laws are broken. Council's Local Environment Plan (LEP) sets the rules for assessment of planning proposals across our community, and hasn't been revised or updated since 2014. These laws could see as many as 15,000 lots in Ryde made available for medium density development. The most...
Ryde Remembers Our ANZACS
When I was a kid, I remember asking my grandfather what the War was like. He looked at me and said "Victor, you don't want to know." Grandfather was a strong, immovable man who fought in WWII and was interred in a concentration camp. He was one of the greatest men I've met in my life. Like many Diggers I've...
Stop 60 Storey Towers In Ryde
Bumped into Councillor Jordan Lane at my mobile office this morning - if you’re upset about overdevelopment check out his page and watch his incredible videos! I never thought Trump and the Titanic could be so nicely linked 🚢 I just signed Councillor Lane’s petition against a 60 storey tower (yes, you heard that right, 60!) that Ryde Council supported in Macquarie Park....
Read My Interview With Ryde District Mums
A few weeks ago, I sat down with Jacqui and Jessica of the Ryde District Mums to discuss new schools, over development, train line upgrades and the Eastwood commuter car park. Check out the link below for a brief summary of some of the exciting changes that are happening locally. 🌳🛤️🚘 http://rydedistrictmums.com.au/schools-transport-overdevelopment-our-chat-with-victor-dominello-state-member-for-ryde/
$290 Million For More Green & Open Spaces
The NSW Government is injecting $100 million of funding to secure strategic open space, with an additional $20 million to build more than 200 new and upgraded playgrounds across NSW. I've always been an advocate for enhancing our open spaces, which is why I was proud to make this announcement alongside our Premier, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP and Minister...
A Great Start To Ryde’s Netball Season
It was a beautiful morning for ERNA's Season Launch - fantastic to see so many people enjoying sports. I have been a supporter of ERNA for over a decade, with my niece and a number of my cousins being active members of ERNA for many years. I have had many discussions with President Karen Waud and ERNA’s past President, Anne...
On Demand Buses Are Here In Ryde
The new 'Keoride' on-demand shuttle bus offers transport to Macquarie University, Macquarie Centre, Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Optus Centre and Foxtel, servicing a 7.5km radius of the precinct. It was great to test out the brand new buses with Damien Tudehope last week! Search 'Keoride' in the app store to download and register. Services will operate on weekdays between...
A New Primary School & Open Space Is Coming To Meadowbank
A new primary school, a new high school and more public open space is coming to Ryde! 🏫 The NSW Government has acquired 3.3 hectares of land at Meadowbank TAFE to create this new education precinct. 🙋‍♀️ The new site enables Meadowbank Public School to move, doubling its capacity for new students; 🌳 The old Meadowbank Public School site will...
Thank You To Ryde’s Woman Of The Year, Helen James
In light of International Women’s Day 2018 yesterday I want to commemorate one of the shining lights in our community, Helen James. She's the President of the North Ryde Combined Probus Club, fundraises for the Heart Foundation, volunteers for the Salvation Army, and is an advocate for educating the community about dementia. If asked, Helen would describe the past 12...
Another Successful Clean Up Australia Day
Another successful Clean Up Australia Day down at Meadowbank Ferry Wharf today! Big thanks to 1st Meadowbank Scouts for coordinating today’s clean up - many hands make light work 😊🖐
CTP Reform Means Cheaper Green Slips for Drivers
Our CTP Green Slip reforms have sliced insurer super-profits. Not only will this mean cheaper green slips from this year, but we're also delivering last year's savings back to drivers. We've already started rolling out the refunds, and up to 4 million drivers will get cash back over the next few months!
ICC Injects $785 Million Into The NSW Economy
Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment venue, the International Convention Centre, has generated $785 million in economic benefit and created 3,700 jobs for the NSW economy in its first year of operation. Visitors of the ICC have enjoyed performances from Australian and international guests including Keith Urban, Ariana Grande, k.d. lang, Hans Zimmer and Jerry Seinfeld. 2018 is already shaping...
Refugee Employment Program Brings Talented Workers To Service NSW
These are the faces of some of our newest team members at Service NSW. Not long ago, they entered the country as refugees ready to start life again. Through the NSW Government's Refugee Employment Program, they've found great roles at Service NSW and a new career path.
Victory At The Lunar New Year Cooking Competition!
As a judge in this year's cooking competition, I'm pleased to announce that Geoff Lee - MP and Councillor Trenton Brown took out the top honours this year! Congratulations to the Eastwood Lunar New Year Celebration committee for another successful year 🎉
Happy Lunar New Year!
To my Ryde Community - Happy Lunar New Year! 🐕🏮🎆 新年快乐! 새해 복 많이 받으세요!
Ryde’s New Critical Care Unit is Officially Open
I have a special affinity for Ryde Hospital as my sisters and I were all born there. One of our greatest achievements of 2017 was the opening of Ryde Hospital's new Critical Care Unit and Ward 2 - a $9 million investment by the NSW Government in our community's health. These two new units provide much needed intensive and pallative care. The new...
2017 Community Building Partnership
2017 Community Building Partnership grants will open 9am Monday 26 June and close 5pm Wednesday 9 August. Further information on the grants can be found via the link below.  http://www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au/
Lighting for the John Whitton Bridge
I am pleased to advise that our community safety campaing has been succesful. I was joined by Minister for Lands and Forestroy Paul Toole to announce the lights will be installaed along the John Whitton Bridge along with a $3.9 million refurbishment of the bridge. Great result for our community.
Record Funding for School Infrastructure
Great news for Ryde schools with Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Education Rob Stokes this morning announcing increased funding for our schools. This includes replacement of demountable classrooms with permanent buildings at West Ryde Public School, Denistone East Public School and Kent Road Public School. The announcment also included funding for the construction of the primary...
Ermington Public School Fete
They had it all at the Ermington Public School Fete; rides, great coffee, cakes galore, flowers, art auctions and beautiful music just to mention a few of the things to see and do. Congratulations to all those who supported the day.
Denistone East Public School Swimming Pool
It's "Happy Pool Day" at Denistone East Public School. There were smilers all round as I welcomed Minister for Education the Hon. Rob Stokes, NSW Royal Life Saving Chairman Jim Whiteside and CEO David Macallister. I recently presented a petition from the school and local community showing almost 100% support for the joint venture by the Department of Education and...
International Nurses Day
It takes a strong, intelligent and compassionate person to nurse with passion and purpose, working every day to maintain the health and wellbeing of each and every patient. Thanks to all the nurses, especially those who live and work in the Ryde area.
WOW Day – Wear Orange Wednesday
Thank you to the 40,000 SES volunteers across Australia on Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) Day. In the last 12 months, NSW SES volunteers responded to more than 44,000 tasks during storms, floods and other emergencies across the state. WOW Day highlights the invaluable services of SES volunteers across Australia and their outstanding work for NSW communities.
Big Red Kidney Bus
It was great to meet with the Big Red Kidney Bus team today outside of Parliament. The NSW Government has provided more than $382,000 for up to 250 patients a year to receive dialysis on the Big Red Kidney Bus - a first for NSW. The Big Red Kidney Bus is a mobile unit in partnership with Kidney Health Australia...
Anzac Day 2017
RESPECT They went with song to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the...
Eastwood Croquet Club
A beautiful afternoon for high tea with members of the Eastwood Croquet Club discussing the local issues and enjoying the new floor which was funded by the NSW Government Community Building Partnership Grant.
West Ryde Easter Parade
What a beautiful day for an Easter celebration. The West Ryde Easter Fair has been an excellcent day so far. Come down and join us if you are about.
Firefighters Day
A big shout out to all our Firefighters, especially our Ryde and Eastwood Firefighters. Today is Firefigther Day and I would like to recognise and honour the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure our communities are procted.
Opening of 2017 ERNA Season
Despite the sun being in our eyes for the photo it was wonderful to see it out for the opening of the Eastwood Ryde Netball Association (ERNA) season. Thank to the Lions Club of Epping-Eastwood for the fantastic bacon and egg breakfast. So many Ryde volunteers creating an amazing morning for our netballers.
Options for Eastwood Commuter Carpark
Today I joined with Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure Mr Mark Coure to annouce two options now open for community consutlation on the proposed Commuter Carpark in Eastwood.
Southern Cross Care Facility – New Dementia Units
Southern Cross Care Facility opened 22 new dementia units today taking their care ability to 62 residents. The wonderful work of Sue Daby and her staff do lets us know there are angels here with us. Congratulations to all involved.
Korean Society of Sydney Seniors Lunch
In recognition of Seniors Week and under the Presidency of Seung-Guk Paik, the Koean Society of Sydney hosted a wonderful day of entertainment and fun for their seniors at the Ryde Civic Centre. Such a great way to recognise an extraordinary group of people.
Harmony Soccer Day
The Harmony Soccer Day hosted by the Australian Asian Association of Bennelong was fortunate to have the weather hold off for some fun on the field. Congratulations to AAAB President Justin Li and the team, Hugh Lee, Melissa Fong and many others that make it happen.
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 on the way back to the collection point.
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 fantastic to hear of the success of the Foundation and welcome four new members to the Forum. Congratulations to RBF on a great start to 2017.
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 community.
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 join with these groups to help improve our area.
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.