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Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Page: 11597


Dr GILLESPIE (Lyne) (13:37): It was my great honour and pleasure to meet with the board of the Comboyne Ex-Servicemen's and Citizens' Club at the Comboyne Plateau to announce a $10,000 grant that's going to catalyse a $20,000 upgrade to the wonderful Comboyne Ex-Servicemen's and Citizens' Club. We've also supported them in an application to the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative to complete the resurfacing of the Comboyne to Lorne Road, which is an avenue of commerce. All of the macadamia industry, and dairy, beef and cattle will be linked directly to the Pacific Highway.

I also visited the Kendall Tennis Club, which was also successful with a grant to upgrade the wonderful tennis facilities at Kendall. They've got the biggest junior tennis program running outside of metropolitan Australia, and they are going from strength to strength. The Harrington Chamber of Commerce was also successful in getting a grant to develop a history walk commemorating the explorer John Oxley, who visited Harrington on his amazing journey to the hinterland and out to the coast.

Lots of strong community groups in the Lyne electorate are benefitting from the Stronger Communities Program. It's my great honour to be fighting for members of the Lyne electorate. All these community groups really deserve the support they get, and congratulations to them all.