Media Releases

More Upgrades on the Way for Local Preschools

Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Five more preschools in the Manly electorate will be receiving upgrades, thanks to a NSW Government initiative aiming to continually improve the environment of preschool services.


A total of $73,000 has been invested in local community preschools as part of the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments program, which will fund improvements to preschool grounds and buildings, as well as specialised educational programs for children.


Member for Manly James Griffin said these grants are making a big difference to preschools on the Northern Beaches.

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Balgowlah Suns to Shine Even Brighter with NSW Government Grant

Monday, 21 January 2019

Member for Manly James Griffin has announced a $689,700 grant for new sporting and public amenities at Balgowlah Oval, after the Balgowlah Suns Junior AFL Club’s application for funding was successful through the NSW Government’s Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund.


The club will receive new modular amenities to incorporate accessible public toilets, change rooms, storage and a canteen to use on game days and training nights, supporting the rapid growth of the club over the past few years.


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Manly-based Edify Energy Secures Approval and Financing for $450 Million NSW Solar Farm

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Member for Manly James Griffin has congratulated Manly-based renewable energy company Edify Energy who received approval from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and secured the financing for the construction of a new 275-megawatt (MW) solar power station 10km south of Darlington Point, near Griffith, NSW.


The Darlington Point Solar Farm, will be Australia’s largest solar power station, producing enough clean green electricity to power 115,000 NSW homes, which is nearly 3.5 times the number of homes in the electorate of Manly alone.


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Summer Holiday Blitz for Local Schools

Monday, 07 January 2019

Public schools on the Northern Beaches will remain hives of activity over the summer holidays, as the tradespeople arrive to spruce up school grounds while students and teachers are on leave.


Almost $650,000 will be spent on school projects in the electorate of Manly, which are running over the summer holiday period.


Projects at local schools include $250,000 to Seaforth Public School for upgrades to bathroom facilities, as well as $100,000 for exterior painting at Manly Village and Manly West public schools.


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