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Live Traffic Updates Expanded To Include Local Roads In Regional NSW

Real time traffic information will soon be available for motorists using local roads across 22 regional Local Government Areas (LGAs).

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the NSW Government is expanding the Live Traffic NSW website and app to provide more reliable information to drivers, especially during emergencies like bushfires or floods. This year during natural disasters the Live Traffic NSW website and mobile app traffic spiked up to 33 times the usual daily volume, with up to 660,000 sessions in one day, demonstrating the demand for real-time traffic information in a crisis.

The new information from 22 LGAs will be available on Live Traffic NSW and third-party apps from October.

Crown Land To Support More Social And Affordable Housing In The Regions

The NSW Government is working to identify Crown land that can be used to develop social and affordable housing in regional areas that are facing severe accommodation shortages.

Crown Lands and the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to identify and deliver suitable Crown land for residential development in priority areas facing housing stress.

Crown Lands manages the State’s Crown land assets and LAHC manages NSW’s 125,000 social housing properties, so together they aim to identify land and grow social, worker and private housing supply to benefit communities that need it most.

Once finalised, the Crown Land’s Housing Strategy will include opportunities for funding and partnerships with other government agencies, community housing providers and other project partners to develop mixed tenure communities on Crown land.

Mr Anderson said regional NSW has about 40 per cent of the State’s population with numbers increasing as COVID changes the way people live and work, and people search for more affordable homes and lifestyle options outside cities.

NSW Families Set To Reap More Than $7 Billion In Savings

From free car rego to household energy rebates and sporting discounts, NSW residents can take their share of the record cost of living savings on offer this year.

Treasurer Matt Kean said the State is on track to reach more than $7 billion in savings by the end of the year and urged everyone to take advantage of the more than 70 savings on offer to boost their household budgets.

New data shows $6.33 billion has been delivered in savings just through Savings Finder programs since July 2017. Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said Service NSW’s online Savings Finder tool and Savings Specialists are available to help boost household budgets. More than 4.7 million people have accessed the webpage and taken advantage of available translation services, making it easier for multicultural communities to gain access to the programs.

Savings Specialists have already carried out more than 109,000 free appoint-ments in local service centres across the state.

Examples of savings on offer include the $500 Before and After School Care voucher, $100 Creative Kids and $100 Active Kids vouchers, Parents NSW vouchers, the Regional Seniors Travel Card and the Family Energy Rebate. The NSW Government also has a range of rebates and discounts especially for pensioners.

Savings Specialists are available in person at selected Service NSW centres or via phone on 13 77 88, providing tailored assistance to find which initiatives are best suited to a customer’s individual needs.

Women’s Health Week At CINC

We invite all women to come and join us for an informative session about all things women’s health with Jen Shady in a lunch box chat. Tea, coffee and afternoon tea provided. Two sessions will be held at the Cowra Information & Neighbourhood Centre, 5 Vaux Street, Cowra, on Friday 9th September at 12pm and 1pm for 50 minutes. RSVP: 6340 1100.

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