204 NEW OFFICERS WELCOMED TO THE NSW POLICE FORCE The NSW Police Force has welcomed 204 new officers including 17 veterans from the Australian Defence Force after they were sworn in as probationary constables in Goulburn. Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott and Acting Police Commissioner David Hudson APM … Continue reading “NSW GOVERNMENT WEEKLY UPDATE – 23 APRIL 2021”
204 NEW OFFICERS WELCOMED TO THE NSW POLICE FORCE
- The NSW Police Force has welcomed 204 new officers including 17 veterans from the Australian Defence Force after they were sworn in as probationary constables in Goulburn.
- Premier Gladys Berejiklian joined Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott and Acting Police Commissioner David Hudson APM at the attestation ceremony before the new officers join Police Area Commands and Police Districts across the state.
- Class 346, including 149 men and 55 women, has completed eight months of foundational training and will report to their stations on Monday 26 April 2021.
SYDNEY CBD SUMMIT TURBOCHARGES RECOVERY
- The NSW Government is investing an additional $20 million into the CBD Revitalisation strategy to help stimulate Sydney’s CBD economy and boost jobs.
- NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced the funding following a second Sydney CBD Summit of business, community, government and industry leaders held at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
- The new funding brings the total CBD revitalisation investment to more than $40 million, including $5 million from the City of Sydney.
LIGHTS ON FOR THOUSANDS OF SCHOOL PROJECTS
- Thousands of public schools are being revamped and upgraded across the State as part of the NSW Government’s $450 million COVID-19 Recovery Plan to deliver school projects.
- Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the program was part of a $450 million package of works that will deliver better classrooms and school facilities for students while also supporting more than 3,500 jobs right across NSW.
FREE HOSPITALITY TRAINING AT NSW CLUBS
- The NSW Government has announced jobseekers across the state will have access to free hospitality training to address growing skills shortages in the regional hospitality industry.
- A partnership between the NSW Government and Clubs NSW will be piloted in clubs across the Upper Hunter, giving unemployed locals an opportunity to reskill for a job in a club.
NSW GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES $3 MILLION MULTI-TRADES WORKSHOP FOR SCONE
- The NSW Government announced a major expansion of the TAFE NSW training facilities in Scone, with a $3 million multi-trades workshop and mobile training storage facility to be constructed at the Scone Connected Learning Centre.
- Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the $3 million multi-trade workshop will complement the existing $6.5 million Connected Learning Centre (CLC) to deliver hands-on training in a range of areas critical to the economy.
WORLD-CLASS EQUINE TRAINING ACADEMY IN SCONE
- The NSW Government announced the Upper Hunter will cement itself as the equine capital of the nation with the former TAFE site at 2 Flemington Drive to become a world-class equine training centre delivered by Racing NSW.
- Deputy Premier John Barilaro said Racing NSW will develop a state-of-the-art equine industry training academy that will significantly expand its current use as an educational facility.
HUNTER DEFENCE INDUSTRY IS GROWING STRONGER
- The NSW Government has reiterated its support for the Hunter region’s thriving defence industry, as the Hunter Defence Conference kicks off, bringing together prime contractors, businesses, defence researchers and training institutions to drive collaboration for the future of the industry.
- The Hunter Defence Conference 2021 shines a spotlight on defence industry skilling and workforce readiness, defence capability development, supply chain and contract opportunities for small and medium enterprises and driving collaboration across the breadth of the defence industry.
SPRINGWOOD TOWN CENTRE REJUVENATION COMPLETE
- The Springwood Town Centre rejuvenation is now complete, providing locals and visitors alike with safer pedestrian crossings, new guttering, plants and seating.
- Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the town’s rejuvenation was funded under the transformative Western Sydney City Deal
Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2021/04/23/nsw-government-weekly-update-23-april-2021/