Andrew Gee MP

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Federal Member for Calare | Barrister โš– Mumbil's Chuck Akubra champion 2012 + 2014 ๐Ÿ† Proudly country ๐Ÿ‘

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๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ Last week I visited Glenray Industries to check out progress on their new building.

As the Bathurst community will know, Glenray was devastated when a fire destroyed their building back in May. In true community spirit, they were up and running again straight after the tragedy, with the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst allowing Glenrayโ€™s commercial laundry business to operate out of the former St Catherineโ€™s nursing home.

Itโ€™s been incredibly uplifting to see the community come together and support Glenray through this tragedy. 
Thank you and well done to all involved. ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ A big thumbs up to the Mudgee Lions Club who have received a $16,000 grant through the Federal Governmentโ€™s Stronger Communities Programme to build a new community shed at the Mudgee Showground. 
Once up and running, the shed will be utilised by not only the Lions Club, but many other community groups to hold meetings. 
Lions Clubs contribute so much to their local communities and Iโ€™m pleased the Federal Government could assist with this project! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ
๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿšฆ Excitement is building in Bathurst with construction of the cityโ€™s new Rail Museum now underway. 
The $4.8 million facility, designed to tell the story of Bathurstโ€™s social and industrial history of rail, will provide a new cultural institution for locals and visitors to explore. A key feature of the museum will be a model railway donated by Paul and Bonny Hennessy back in 2015. 
The project was jointly funded with the Federal Government contributing $965,250 towards the project.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this fantastic community project! ๐Ÿšฆ๐Ÿš‚
๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ Some highlights from the recent Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Town Awards held in Orange. 
Our region was very well represented - congratulations to all the nominees and winners! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿก
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽ“Last night I joined Centacare Bathurst & HIPPY Bowenfels to celebrate the graduating class of 2018.
The students have just completed the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters with the help of their parents, mentors and coordinator, Ashlea Werner. 
The program is funded by the Federal Government and runs for two years and supports a childโ€™s learning in the years leading up to the start of school, and in Kindergarten. 
Congratulations to you all! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽ“ @lithgow2790 @lithgowmercury @lithgow_city_council
๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒน Orange Christian School Prep to Year 12 received a $2,728 grant under the Federal Governmentโ€™s Armistice Centenary Program and this morning I visited the school to hear about their project. 
A sensory and remembrance garden will soon be completed in honour of the Australian men and women who served and sacrificed for our nation. 
Well done to the staff and students on a wonderful and significant project. ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฟ
๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ”จ The Oriana at Orange has been officially re-launched! In the 60โ€™s the Oriana was the jewel of Orange, but more recently was looking a little world weary - until Ted Marr and Espen Harbitz came along and undertook a huge renovation to create something truly spectacular.
Featuring beautiful new rooms, restaurant and the Bella Vista Bar, The Oriana is well and truly back! ๐Ÿ”จ๐ŸŽ‰
โœ๏ธ๐Ÿซ Earlier today I caught up with the students of Bletchington Public School and Principal Craig Booth to present a new Aboriginal flag. 
The new flag is now flying proudly alongside the Australian & Torres Strait Islander flags. 
Thanks for having me! ๐Ÿซโœ๏ธ
๐Ÿ””๐Ÿ“ฏ Highlights of the Scots School Pipes and Drums and the 1/19th Battalion exercising the Freedom of the City of Bathurst on Saturday, as well as the superbly presented Bathurst District Historical Society display at Walshaw Hall. 
Well done Alan McRae and and team! ๐Ÿ“ฏ๐Ÿ””
It was an honour to deliver the address at the dedication of the Mid State branch of the National Servicemenโ€™s Association pavement project in Bathurst on Saturday.

Members of the public are able to purchase a paver to honour family members who have served Australia. 
It was a wonderful service and the memorial will no doubt grow in future years as a place of reflection and remembrance.

We thank the Nashos for all their hard work in having it ready for this weekend of remembrance.

Lest We Forget.
Remembrance Day in Lithgow at the unveiling of a plaque marking the service of an additional 762 men and women from the Lithgow area who served and sacrificed for Australia during the First World War.

The Australian Government helped with a $6,000 grant towards the project.

@lithgow2790 @lithgowmercury
๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฝ With Christmas just around the corner, the Lions Clubsโ€™ famous Christmas cakes are for sale once again. A stall will be set up in Post Office Lane, Orange on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am - 3.30pm. 
The sale of Christmas cakes and puddings is a national project of Lions Australia, with profits raised used to fund a variety of community projects.

Lions Clubs and other volunteer organisations are at the heart of country communities and I am always pleased to support them. ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽ„