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Green Light for Northern Beaches Electric Vehicle Drivers

Motorists on the Northern Beaches are now closer than ever before to getting behind the wheel of their first electric vehicle (EV) with the NSW Parliament giving the green light to the legislation underpinning the NSW EV Strategy.

The NSW Government has committed $490 million towards EVs, helping to cut taxes, provide $3,000 rebates and install ultra-fast EV chargers right across the State.

Member for Manly, James Griffin said the NSW EV Strategy is the best in the nation and will ensure at least 50 per cent of new cars sales are EVs by 2030.

$2.8 Billion Package Launched to Turbocharge NSW Recovery form COVID-19 Pandemic

Families, individuals and businesses across NSW will benefit from a targeted $2.8 billion package developed to accelerate recovery following the three month lockdown due to the Delta COVID-19 outbreak.

The NSW Government’s Economic Recovery Strategy released today includes funding to stimulate economic activity in cities and regions with a strong focus on rebuilding and supporting businesses, helping the hip pocket and boosting jobs.

Member for Manly, James Griffin, welcomed the package which includes $250 in vouchers to households of school-aged children in 2021 to help stimulate spending and economic activity.

James Griffin Welcomes $130 Million Mental Health Recovery Package

People in the Northern Beaches community will benefit from the NSW Government’s new $130 million package which will provide immediate access to help for anyone whose mental health has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Member for Manly, James Griffin said the funding boost will work to cut headspace waitlists, provide more access to psychology, psychiatry and other allied health services, and introduce community led wellbeing programs and events. The investment will also launch a state-wide suicide prevention training program for 275,000 parents, high school teachers, sports coaches, community leaders and youth workers – the biggest suicide prevention training program ever undertaken.