The Nationals. For Regional NSW.
You are here: Home : Media Releases

Media Releases


Monday, July 16, 2012

Residents of the Cookamidera community near Parkes have obtained NSW Government funding to assist with flood mitigation projects in the village, which has suffered from periodic flooding for several years.

The Member for Dubbo Troy Grant presented a $16,500 cheque to community members today in Parkes, on behalf of Premier Barry O'Farrell.

Mr Grant said that some of the work required to be carried out in Cookamidgera includes the construction of a levee bank, cleaning out of Bartley's Creek, minor works to improve flooding in Haynes and Flagstone Street and repairs to properties.

"The December 2010 floods were particularly damaging, causing substantial damage to village streets and local homes," Mr Grant said.

"The difficulty encountered by the Cookamidgera community over obtaining funds to carry out necessary remedial work was brought to my attention last year.

"I have been working behind the scenes since then to try and secure the funding required.

"Having direct contact to Ministers was a vital factor in being able to access funds for the community. The best part about being in Government is the opportunity to deliver outcomes like this which would not normally be possible.

"Floods impact both individuals and communities, having large social, economic, and environmental consequence, that's why I was pleased to travel down south today to present the cheque.

"I commend Premier O'Farrell for his interest in the Cookamidgera community."


Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The NSW Government has launched a new toolkit to show businesses how they can donate food waste to charity.

The Member for Dubbo Troy Grant said the toolkit, which was launched in Sydney by NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker and Founder of Do Something! Jon Dee, aims to reduce the estimated 400,000 tonnes of food wasted every year in NSW.

“Social research undertaken by the NSW Government shows that businesses are needlessly throwing away edible food because they think they’re not allowed to donate it to those in need and they are not sure what else to do with it,” Mr Grant said.

Mr Grant said the toolkit was designed to bring together businesses and food charities in a way that benefited both parties. “A new online Food Donation Tool Kit, supported by $13,750 funding from Love Food Hate Waste, is part of the Do Something! FoodWise campaign and gives food donation advice to restaurants, cafes, food markets, farmers, food manufacturers, food distributors, retailers and wholesalers,” Mr Grant said.

“There are many ways businesses can avoid food waste and dispose of food waste more wisely and this partnership project provides the knowledge to show business how.”

“With so many Australians going hungry, it’s a tragedy that companies waste so much food.
“This new toolkit and online resource will help to turn excess food into a resource that helps feed the hungry and save thousands of kilograms of food from being dumped as landfill each year.” 

Download the toolkit free at and

Media: Belinda Strahorn 0412345278

Recent Posts


transport PSA NSW Government Budget Parkes Animals Mental Health seniors Health Cobbora Mine Bushland John Robertson Local Land Services Parkes, Forbes Carbon Farming Housing Property developers Elvis Dubbo City Council Mudgee Ballimore Brie Colley Community Cabinet NSW Premier Narromine Charity and fundraising NDIS Barden Park Police Dubbo Macquarie Bushcare Social Housing Unions Community Building Partnerships Beat the heat Art Prize NSW Cookamidgera School suspensions Nurses Fire Services Levy Electricity prices State Emergency Services (SES) Trangie Community Leaders Breakfast Dubbo Students Seniors grants Cabonne Tony McGrane Way Education Murray Darling Basin Plan Apollo Estate Nationals Harris Farm Council Fair Trading Museum Independant Schools roads Christmas Wongarbon Catchment Management Authority funding Hospitals CEO London Forbes Parliament House NSW National's Marie Maguire Transport Grants Belinda Strahorn regional economy State Infrastructure Strategy Companion Animals Taskforce Robyn Parker Alcohol Sport Community Grants Qantas Volunteer Bridges for the Bush Young Nationals NILS Safe driving Crown Land Reserves WRAS Aboriginal Men's Sheds Carbon Tax Catholic Schools Strategic Land Use Graffiti Flood Tullamore Women Crown Lands new police recruits Cultural Heritage Olympic tickets Pauline McAllister Community Macquarie River Forbes and Parkes Hospital projects Hangliding championships Farming Mining Environment Food comunity transport Waste management Peak Hill Showground


Subscribe  RSS

Back to Top

About Troy
The Nationals
  • 1/18 Talbragar Street, PO Box 1327
  • Dubbo NSW 2830
  • P: +61 6882 3577
  • F: +61 6882 3689