August Narungga news

13 Aug 2020

There will soon be evidence the $124.5 million Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication project has commenced, with a temporary works site office established at the former Tucker Time site and a larger site compound being established just north of the BP truck stop. Other early works are vegetation clearing and fencing going up behind the service stations. Then construction of the new southbound lanes of the Port Wakefield Highway will start late 2020.

All traffic movements will be maintained while these works are undertaken (advance notice to be given when speed restrictions apply).  

A project website has been created to provide the most up to date information on project timelines, latest news, publications, photos and opportunities for community involvement:

Subsidies for Lymphoedema sufferers

There was really good news this month that finally SA is to have a subsidy scheme for therapeutic garments for the many local Lymphoedema sufferers across the electorate – a game changer for them. No longer will they have to worry about how to pay for the very expensive compression garments they need that can cost up to $2,000 a set.

Grants opportunities

Round 49 Active Club Program is open: offering eligible sporting clubs and organisations up to $3,000 to purchase equipment, uniforms, digital equipment, or hand sanitiser and cleaning products. Applications close midday Wednesday 23 September. 

Water Relief Grants Program extended to 30 September: to support sporting clubs with significant water bills to pay. On offer is a grant equivalent to 50% of water and sewerage bills issued between 1 April and 30 June 2020. 

Go to the Grants tab on this website for more information about the above programs. 

 $3m Revitalising Private Conservation Program: landholders are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for native vegetation conservation projects. A new collaboration which allows State Government to work in partnership with private landholders (with or without a heritage agreement in place) to conserve native vegetation and deliver practical outcomes. For more details visit:

Farmers2Founders Ideas Program: open until 21 August and primary producers with a business idea ready for exploring are encouraged to apply. For more details visit:

For assistance with State matters, contact the Maitland Electorate office – phone 8832 2455 or email [email protected]