Andrew Gee MP

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Federal Member for Calare | Barrister ⚖ Mumbil's Chuck Akubra champion 2012 + 2014 🏆 Proudly country 🐑

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Last week I announced that the Federal Government has committed $1.06 million in funding to provide new mental health services to young people in and around the Lithgow area through the establishment of a headspace outreach site.

Mental health issues have been a real concern for the Lithgow community and I'm very pleased this service will be delivered.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

My electorate offices in Orange and Bathurst will be closed from 5pm, Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open at 9am on Monday, 8 January 2018.
Christmas has come early for St Mary's Catholic Primary School Orange! 
Under the Federal Government's Capital Grants Program St Mary's have received $1,243,593 in funding for the construction of new contemporary and flexible learning spaces. Work is expected to start in the new year.
Kandos Museum were successful in receiving $7,733 in Federal Government funding under round three the Stronger Communities Programme.

The funding will go towards the installation of sun shades that will provide relief to museum visitors and protect the impressive collection housed at the museum.
The Hon Ken Wyatt, Minister for Aged Care, joined me in visiting The Three Tree Lodge Aged Care Service in Lithgow which is undergoing an expansion. It was also great to meet Ron Huxley.
This morning I had the great privilege of laying a wreath at Orange’s Remembrance Day service lead by Orange Anglican Grammar School who did a wonderful job. 
We honour and remember those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts, and thank them for their service. 
Lest We Forget.
I was delighted to attend the official launch of the girls academy at Canobolas Rural Technokogy Hugh School this afternoon. Congratulations to Program Manager Nikita Mason and Development Officer Belinda Mason, and of course the wonderful students!
This week the first sod was turned for the new Molong ambulance station. The commitment to build the $2.5 million ambulance station was made when j was the State Member for Orange back in 2015 and I know the community is as delighted as I am to see work underway!
It was great to be out and about in Mudgee today!
It was wonderful to catch up with Helen, Colleen and the team at the Wellington Information and Neighbourhood Centre today!
This morning I visited Post Office Lane in Orange, where the wonderful Cancer Council Western Region staff and volunteers are raising money for Daffodil Day. Zena has been volunteering for 25 years - what a tremendous effort and amazing contribution to the community!
It has been a very exciting week in the Calare electorate!

The Federal Government has delivered the single biggest grant of its kind to the area, with $10 million announced for Velocity Park in Bathurst. 
I was also delighted to announce Housing Plus has received $588,800 for the Orange Crisis Centre for Women and Children.