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Funding boost to help Healthy Harold reach even more students

Thursday, 07 February 2019

Member for Pittwater and NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes today said schools on the northern beaches will be among those to benefit from a multi-million dollar funding boost for Life Education.

The NSW Government has provided a record $2 million in further funding to the not-for-profit organisation, which turns 40 this year, to ensure the next generation of school children have access to practical health and wellbeing lessons delivered by the state’s most popular giraffe.

“Harold is going to be very busy,” Rob Stokes said today.

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New Direct Public Transport Service Linking Pittwater and Northern Beaches Hospital

Monday, 04 February 2019

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced Transport for NSW is preparing for the introduction of a new bus service from Mona Vale to Northern Beaches Hospital that will use Wakehurst Parkway as a public transport route for the first time.

The hourly service will operate 7 days a week from Mona Vale to Narrabeen before continuing via Wakehurst Parkway to Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest.

“This additional service will improve connectivity between our community and the major hospital at Frenchs Forest,” Rob Stokes said today.

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Infrastructure Improvements Continuing at Mona Vale Hospital

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Mona Vale Hospital’s new Support Services Building is taking shape.

The new building will accommodate modern kitchen, laundry, cleaning, staff and engineering facilities which are essential for the hospital’s ongoing operation.

Groundworks for the new building commenced late last year and structural work is now underway.

“This is yet another important infrastructure improvement at Mona Vale Hospital,” Rob Stokes said today.

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Funding for Northern Beaches Wetlands

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes and Member for Wakehurst Brad Hazzard today announced $320,000 to support the restoration and sustainability of local wetlands.

The funds have been secured under the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program and will support Northern Beaches Council in improving key wetland reserves and protecting threatened ecological communities.

“This is a major boost for environmental management on the northern beaches,” Rob Stokes said today.

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