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Archive | April, 2016

Sydney’s population to double by 2061: Get involved to help shape our Smart Cities

COMMUNITY feedback across Bennelong is being sought on the Government’s new Smart Cities Plan. The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, today released the Smart Cities Plan to deliver jobs closer to homes, more affordable housing, better transport connections and healthy environments. A renewed national focus on Australian cities, metropolitan and regional, will help build an innovative […]

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Local ANZAC Services

This weekend our nation comes together to commemorate the great servicemen and women who have made sacrifices to protect our way of life. There will be several local services happening around Bennelong, which I encourage you to attend. Sunday 17th April 2:00pm Anzac Service at the Epping Club followed by a wreath laying service in […]

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App to revive language learning trialled in Bennelong goes national

A language app for preschool children, trialled at Top Ryde Early Learning Centre will be going to schools across the Australia. Three more preschools in Bennelong have already signed on to the programme, which provides the exciting opportunity to learn another language using play-based mobile tablet apps. “I’m delighted to announce that the Imaginations Preschool, […]

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DOING THE SUMS ON HIGH-SPEED RAIL

Article from The Australian, 15/4/16, p11 http://at.theaustralian.com.au/link/3c5ba4199fe0f6b80f789108ae46ed8a  Paul Cleary Imagine living in a regional centre but being able to commute to the big smoke in less than an hour. To get an up-close view of some of the busiest transport hubs in the world, you don’t have to go any farther than the departure and arrival […]

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Australia needs High Speed Rail

I’ve been advocating for High Speed Rail for years now. The congestion in Bennelong is a real issue, yet outside of our cities Australia is sparsely populated. HSR can lead the decentralisation that we need to keep our cities livable. In my role as Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport […]

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Bennelong Village Businesses – Midway shops

The small businesses at Midway and Five Ways sit at the heart of Bennelong and at the heart of their communities. These are a fantastic collections of shops that exemplify the Bennelong Village Business campaign – the sort of local, small businesses that survive on the sweat of their owners, and face the most competition […]

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MEDIA STATEMENT: Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh FEDERAL Member for Bennelong, John Alexander MP, has released the following statement in response to last weekend’s escalation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. “I deplore the recent acts of aggression committed by the Azerbaijan military against ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh, with reports of civilians being targeted including the shelling of a school […]

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