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Vocational Traineeships to be Fee-Free from January 2020

 Member for Manly James Griffin has called on business and employers on the Northern Beaches to take on more trainees following the launch of a new $54.3 million NSW Government Budget initiative to make government-subsidised traineeships fee-free.

Traineeships, through the NSW Smart and Skilled vocational education and training (VET) system, will join apprenticeships in being fee free from 1 January 2020.

Northern Beaches Public Schools to Benefit from New $10 Million Sustainability Grants

Member for Manly James Griffin today welcomed a four-year grants scheme to support students to develop innovative sustainability projects at their schools.

The Sustainable Schools Grants program is open to all NSW public schools and provides up to $15,000 for student-lead initiatives that improve the environment at schools.

Extra Services for B-Line and Northern Beaches Hospital

Customers on the Northern Beaches will benefit from extra trips during the morning peak on the popular B-Line bus service from 17 November along with new travel opportunities to the Northern Beaches Hospital through an extension to the existing route 155.

Northern Beaches MPs Brad Hazzard, Rob Stokes and James Griffin welcomed the further growth of local public transport services.