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Calling for local people and local projects for the Green Army

The Australian Government is calling for more local people to join the Green Army to work on local projects that will make a real difference to our environment. Bass MP Andrew Nikolic said applications for projects under Round 4 of the Green Army programme are now open for projects in Northern Tasmania.

LGH staff recognised for voluntary medical work in Vanuatu

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Bass MP Andrew Nikolic has thanked nine medical staff from the Launceston General Hospital who have provided voluntary medical services and training at the Port Vila Hospital in Vanuatu this year as part of the Australian Government’s Pacific Island Program.

The program, managed by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, helps train and mentor surgeons and nurses in Pacific Region countries and conduct thousands of life-saving operations.READ MORE

North Bank project creating 200 jobs and $35 million in economic activity

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Bass MP Andrew Nikolic said the $9 million North Bank redevelopment in Launceston will generate more than 200 jobs and create economic activity worth $35 million during the life of the project.

The Federal Government’s contribution of $6 million to the North Bank project will help transform a formerly neglected area of Launceston. Work on the project started in November 2014 and will be delivered in stages up until June 2017.READ MORE

Grants available under Round 2 of the 20 Million Trees Program

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Bass MP Andrew Nikolic is inviting community groups, organisations and individuals to start their own tree planting projects by applying for grants under Round 2 of the Federal Government’s 20 Million Trees Program.

The Program will help to re-establish green corridors across our landscapes and provide habitat for threatened species.READ MORE