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NBN rolling out in Scottsdale, Prospect Vale and Blackstone Heights

Over 2500 premises in North East Tasmania are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with construction on the fibre-to-the-premises network now underway. Telstra has finalised remediation of infrastructure in the area, meaning that in coming weeks, NBN Co subcontractors will be out in the streets, laying out even more fibre […]

Green Army participants being sought in North East Tasmania

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Bass MP Andrew Nikolic said the Green Army is now looking for enthusiastic 17-24 year olds in North East Tasmania to join what will become the largest-ever team of young Australians supporting environmental action across the country.

“The first round of Green Army projects are set to get underway in the coming weeks and young people who want to gain valuable skills, training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields are encouraged to register their interest” Mr Nikolic said.READ MORE

$100,000 funding for dairy and beef expansion study in NE

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Bass MP Andrew Nikolic has announced the approval of $100,000 in funding for the Dorset Economic Development Group to examine the power and water resources needed to support agricultural expansion in the Scottsdale area.

“The dairy and beef industries have been identified by the Dorset Economic Development Group (DEDG) as areas of potential growth for the North East,” Mr Nikolic said.READ MORE

Age Pension increases effective from 20 September

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Andrew Nikolic, MP for Bass, said today that rises in the Age Pension, effective from 20 September, are consistent with cost-of-living increases and are higher than they would have been under Male Total Average Weekly Earnings.

The age pension for a single person goes up to $854.30 a fortnight and for a couple it goes up to $1,288 a fortnight. The increases are $11.50 for a single and $17.40 for a couple.READ MORE