Saving Lane Cove Pool – $2 million from Federal Government

  $2 million in federal funding has been secured to help Lane Cove Council rebuild the Lane Cove Olypmic Pool! This is great news for our community. Lane Cove Pool is one of our region's most important sporting facilities. It is used by residents, school students and the Lane Cove Swim Club as well as major ... More

$515 000 in Federal Funding Secured for Thomson Oval Artarmon

Improved sport and recreation facilities are something that I've been fighting hard for to ensure we are able to support young people and the growing number of families making their home in our wonderful part of Sydney. I am therefore thrilled to let you know that I have been able to secure $515 000 in federal funding to ... More

$7 000 Stronger Communities Funding for Hunter’s Hill Preschool Playground

All projects, whether they are for big or little people, contribute to making our community stronger and improving our way of life now and into the future. With this in mind it has been a pleasure to secure federal funding of $7 000 through the Stronger Communities Program to assist Hunter’s Hill Preschool remodel ... More

St Leonard Locals Adore Gore Hill

Gore Hill Park in St Leonards has been redeveloped to create a multi-use sports ground in the northern Sydney suburb. Federal Member for North Sydney Trent Zimmerman, who attended today’s opening event, said the project has transformed the much-loved park into a high-quality facility catering for numerous sports... More

Constituency Statement: Gore Hill Oval

(North Sydney) (13:34): For almost a century, Gore Hill Oval in my electorate has been one of our region's busiest playing fields. Across the years, it has seen its fair share of footy boots, spikes and bare feet. It has become a major home for cricket and AFL. It is, in fact, one of the busiest AFL training grounds in the ... More

Constituency Statement: North Sydney Energy and Solar Communities Program

(North Sydney) (16:02): Community organisations in my electorate are embracing the future and the potential of solar energy. This is both because of the benefits for our climate and the savings in energy costs that can be achieved from solar panels. This was brought home to me recently when I visited the Willoughby Park ... More

Parliamentary Committee: Report into Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018

(18:13): I present the committee's revised report on the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018, together with the minutes of proceedings. Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order 39(e). By leave—The advisory report on the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill ... More

Constituency Statement: Labor’s proposed retiree tax

(North Sydney) (18:40): Today I rise to speak about a matter which is of great concern to residents in my electorate, as it is across Australia. Labor's proposed retiree tax will hurt retirees and low-income earners by abolishing tax refunds for share dividends. The policy imposes a $45 billion tax on 900,000 Australians, ... More

Constituency Statement: 100th birthday of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

(North Sydney) (16:03): Today I rise to recognise a very special birthday: the 100th birthday of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. May Gibbs's most iconic work was published in November 1918 and has never been out of print in the hundred years since. Generation after generation of Australian children have grown up on the wonders ... More

Constituency Statement: North Sydney Electorate Floods

(North Sydney) (13:31): Last week Australia experienced the extremes of weather, with the devastating bushfires in northern Queensland and the tempest that hit Sydney on Wednesday. Residents in my electorate struggled to recall a rain event so intense and with such immediate impact. From Hunters Hill to Neutral Bay, ... More