Farewell from Maguire
The events of recent weeks brought forward my announcement to resign as your local representative after almost 20 years in the State Parliament.
It has been a privilege and an honour to be your Member for Wagga Wagga.
The Wagga Wagga electorate, including Local Government area of Lockhart and Tumut, have always been my number one priority and often this job took precedence over personal life, but that's the commitment I made to the community when signing up for public life. I believe I gave it 100 per cent.
As a community we have ensured the electorate has continued to grow and prosper through our achievements.
This would not have been possible without the support of the people, the community groups and various organisations who have always worked tirelessly towards a common goal making the electorate a better place.
Some of our key achievements include:
- The redevelopment of Wagga Base Hospital
- Kapooka Bridge replacement and deviation
- Gocup Road upgrades
- New hospital and museum at Lockhart
- New Gadara School at Tumut
- Redevelopment of Wagga Court House
- New Ambulance Station in Wagga
- New Estella Primary school and much more
All of this was achieved under a Liberal-Nationals government, which has overseen the revitalisation of New South Wales as the premier state in Australia.
I would like to see the electorate and its communities continue to grow and take advantage of the many opportunities available.
I have met and worked with some of the most genuine, talented and hard-working Australians across the Wagga electorate.
It has been a highlight of my representative career and I will treasure those relationships.
I have enormous pride in the Wagga electorate and its greatest asset, you, the people and I thank the community for their support over the last 19 years.
Former Member for Wagga
Where’s your priorities?
There would not be a town in Rural NSW that wouldn't be crying out for a doctor, nurse, school teacher, ambulance officer, school/hospital repairs, aged care assistant – the list goes on.
What does the Premier Gladys Berejiklian do? She gives half a million to the greyhound industry as prize money for one, yes one, race – a race that will last about 37 seconds.
Gladys certainly got her priorities right.
Peter Dolden, Wagga
Weather gets in the way
The Age reported that the moon eclipse on July 29 would be very rare. The eclipse was predicted to start at 4.24am and continue for more than an hour and half.
I thought of watching this rare phenomena, so I got up at 4.35am and went outside in the backyard of our house I was very sad because the moon was covered by dark clouds. Again I went out at 5am but it was still covered with dark clouds. Again I went out at 6.05am but the moon was still covered. I was very disappointed because I could not see this rare phenomena of nature.