Media Releases

  • Funding Boost For Hockey Facilities In Western Sydney

    22 August, 2018

    Hundreds of Western Sydney hockey players are set to benefit from $1.2 million worth of upgrades at hockey fields at Kingswood and Narellan which will increase the quality and capacity of facilities and bring them to international standard. Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres today joined the CEO of…...Read more

  • Two Camden Gothic Gems Gain State Heritage Status

    17 August, 2018

    Two of Camden’s gothic gems have been recognised as state significant and are approved to be listed on the State Heritage Register, Member for Camden Chris Patterson announced today. Mr Patterson said the St John’s Anglican Church Precinct and the Church of the Holy Innocents,…...Read more

  • National Herbarium to move to the Royal Botanic Garden Mount Annan

    4 June, 2018

    The National Herbarium of NSW is being moved to Western Sydney and will house an incredible 1.4 million plant specimens - including those collected by Captain Cook’s botanists during his 1770 voyage to the Pacific. The National Herbarium will move from its current location in the Royal…...Read more

  • $199,000 For Community Recycling In Camden

    31 May, 2018

    Member for Camden Chris Patterson today announced Camden Council would receive a $199,518 grant to be used towards the establishment of community recycling in Camden. The funding comes under the $3 million Community Recycling Centre program, which is part of the NSW Government’s Waste Less,…...Read more

  • Infrastructure Grants

    23 April, 2018

    Community organisations in Camden can now apply for the next round of funding for local projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, Member for Camden Chris Patterson said today. Mr Patterson said Infrastructure Grants support new or upgraded community facilities…...Read more

  • To the Camden Community- Proposed Outer Sydney Orbital (M9) Corridor

    4 April, 2018

    From the outset, I would like to say that I do not support the proposed current route which encompasses the Camden electorate. I fully support the preservation of a corridor, however at the same time understand the concerns of residents and the impact the proposed corridor will have on our…...Read more

  • Aspect Macarthur School Receives Eco Schools Grant

    5 March, 2018

    Aspect Macarthur School has received a $3,500 NSW Government Eco Schools grant for its Participation, engagement and understanding sensory garden Member for Camden Chris Patterson said. The Eco Schools Grant Program provides funding for schools to create environmental learning opportunities for…...Read more

  • Heritage Near Me Grants

    28 February, 2018

    A new round of grants under the NSW Government’s Heritage Near Me program will see $2.8 million directed towards projects to protect unique local heritage around the state, and heritage managers or owners in Camden are encouraged to apply, Member for Camden Chris Patterson announced today.…...Read more

  • Camden Students Back to School with Return and Earn

    31 January, 2018

    Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton and Member for Camden Chris Patterson visited Elizabeth Macarthur High School and Nepean Distributors this morning to see how students are recycling and raising funds for their P&C through Return and Earn. Elizabeth Macarthur Principal Kylie Hedger said…...Read more

  • Over $230,000 to help save the Elderslie Banksia Scrub Forest

    31 January, 2018

    Minister for the Environment Gabrielle Upton along with the Member for Camden Chris Patterson today announced that $239,250 is going towards a new regionally-based conservation project to help save the Banksia integrifolia Member for Camden Chris Patterson said he was pleased to be delivering…...Read more

  • NSW Training Award Nominations Open

    15 January, 2018

    Member for Camden Chris Patterson today urged employers and trainers in our community to nominate outstanding local apprentices, trainees and organisations for the 2018 NSW Training Awards. Mr Patterson said nominations for the regional round of the NSW Training Awards open this Monday, 15…...Read more

  • WESTERN SYDNEY CORRIDORS - OUTER SYDNEY ORBITAL (M9)

    26 March, 2018

    The proposed Western Sydney Corridors have been released, in particular, the Outer Sydney Orbital (M9) and the North South Rail Line and North South Rail Line Tunnel. Community consultation will now take place to give landowners, community and stakeholders the opportunity to give feedback which…...Read more

  • $12.26 Million boost for cancer research

    12 March, 2018

    Thousands of men with prostate cancer will benefit from significantly improved treatment as part of a $12.26 million NSW Government investment in cancer research. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said almost 6000 men in NSW will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. “It is both the…...Read more

  • New framework to tackle suicide in NSW

    11 March, 2018

    Key mental health and other organisations have begun working with the NSW Government on a statewide framework to reduce the rate of suicide across NSW. Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies today announced the Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW to help communities face mental…...Read more

  • $220 Million Western Sydney school projects ready to start

    22 January, 2018

    The NSW Government is ramping up work on 13 new and upgraded schools in Greater Western Sydney as its record $4.2 billion investment in building public schools shifts into top gear. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Education Minister Rob Stokes made the announcement in Narellan on Monday, where the…...Read more

  • Camden Schools Maintenance

    15 December, 2017

    More than $2.5 million will be spent on 16 school maintenance projects in Camden, which are running over the summer holiday period. Projects at local schools will include repairing and replacing roofs, coating systems, new floor coverings and painting works. Member for Camden Chris Patterson…...Read more

  • Camden First Home Buyers Taking Up Stamp Duty Relief

    7 November, 2017

    Member for Camden, Chris Patterson MP said first home buyers in Camden were snapping up stamp duty relief from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government. In Camden so far, approximately 578 homes have been purchased using the stamp duty exemptions or concessions since July. The package of…...Read more

  • Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program Open

    2 November, 2017

    Member for Camden Chris Patterson is encouraging our local sports clubs to apply for co-funding for the NSW Government’s new Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program. “More than 2,500 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s) will be rolled out across the state over the next four…...Read more

  • Liveable Communities Grants Open

    10 October, 2017

    Member for Camden Chris Patterson is urging organisations, who help older people in our community to lead independent and healthy lives, to apply for funding from the NSW Government’s Liveable Communities Grants Program. Mr Patterson said Round Three is now open to applicants who are working…...Read more

  • Grants Available to Tackle Dumping

    10 October, 2017

    Member for Camden Chris Patterson today announced that councils, public land managers and community groups can apply for a share of half a Million dollars in grants to help tackle illegal dumping. Mr Patterson said illegal dumping was a crime and it puts people’s health and the…...Read more

  • Family Fun Day at NSW Parliament These School Holidays

    12 September, 2017

    Member for Camden Chris Patterson today encouraged the Camden community to attend the annual Parliament of New South Wales’ Family Fun Day during the upcoming school holidays on Friday 6 October. Mr Patterson said the Parliament’s Family Fun Day was a fantastic way for parents,…...Read more

  • Nominate a Carer in Camden

    3 August, 2017

    Member for Camden Chris Patterson today announced nominations are open for the NSW Carers Awards. The NSW Carers Awards aims to recognise and raise awareness of the valuable contribution unpaid carers make to the people they care for and the wider community. “This is a great way to thank…...Read more

  • Retirement Village Reforms

    2 August, 2017

    Camden retirement village residents will benefit from a new package of reforms recently announced by the state government. Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said the package includes a four-point plan that will put consumers first and protect residents from potentially dodgy practices.…...Read more

  • Honour Exceptional Grandparents and Older People

    2 August, 2017

    Entries are now open for the 2017 NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards and the inaugural Grandparents Day Photography Competition. Member for Camden Chris Patterson is calling for people in our community to nominate stand-out grandparents or older people who go above and beyond for their families…...Read more

  • Camden Student and Teacher Win Anzac Scholarship

    19 May, 2017

    A Year 11 History student and a teacher from Camden High School will take the trip of a lifetime as one of the recipients of the 2017 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship (PAMS). Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott and Camden MP Chris Patterson today visited the school to…...Read more

  • Honouring Our Veterans this Remembrance Day

    10 November, 2016

    Member for Camden Chris Patterson is encouraging the community to pay their respects to Australia’s servicemen and women and observe a minute’s silence this Friday, 11 November. “On Friday we mark the 98th anniversary of the end of the First World War, four years of conflict…...Read more

  • $30 000 Grant for Floodplain Management

    2 November, 2016

    Member for Camden, Chris Patterson has announced Liverpool City Council has received a $30,000 NSW Government Floodplain Management grant to help introduce measures to prepare the Liverpool Local Government Area for flooding. Chris said the grant was part of $4.59 million in grants to 43…...Read more

  • Responsible Gambling Week

    24 May, 2016

    Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2016 is on this week with a theme focused on taking the stigma out of problem gambling for those who seek help from family and friends. Member for Camden, Chris Patterson said Responsible Gambling Awareness Week shines the spotlight on problem gambling and…...Read more

  • Micro Music Festival Could Come to Camden

    23 May, 2016

    Camden musicians and bands will play in Western Sydney’s streets, cafes, shops, parks and malls as a part of a new funding initiative to promote live music in the state’s fastest-growing region. Member for Camden said Local Councils are invited to submit proposals for family-friendly,…...Read more

  • $950,000 Funding Boost for 24/7 Domestic Violence Support Across Macarthur Region

    19 May, 2016

    Member for Camden Chris Patterson and Member for Wollondilly Jai Rowell today announced that women and children experiencing domestic violence across Macarthur will have access to extra crisis accommodation and 24/7 support under a NSW Government funding package announced today. Mr Patterson said…...Read more

  • Free Legal Know How For Community Groups

    11 May, 2016

    Member for Camden Chris Patterson announced today that not for profit groups in our area will for the first time have access to free legal help. “There are wonderful organisations locally which help the vulnerable and other groups in our community and who contribute to making our community…...Read more

  • Domestic Violence Re-offenders in Police Sights

    25 February, 2016

    Member for Camden Chris Patterson has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of the state-wide rollout of Suspect Target Management Plans (STMP) to target repeat domestic violence offenders. The rollout, which starts this week, follows promising results during the five-month trial in…...Read more