There's no doubt we're all doing it tough as COVID-19 restrictions tighten their grip on our lives.
But there are many people out there doing it tougher than others. It has been great to see the NSW government open its cheque book this week and splash some cash to support services that help vulnerable members of our community.
Two significant announcements came from NSW Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor, who was in Wagga this week.
Mrs Taylor announced an emergency funding injection of $115,000 to help community mental health service Sunflower House maintain its programs and meet demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding is a huge lifeline for Sunflower House. This newspaper reported in March the facility was in danger of shutting unless it received more government funding.
While this week's cash boost fell short of the $300,000 the service had flagged it would need, president Mark Horton was understandably delighted by the announcement.
While in town, Mrs Taylor also opened Gidget House, which will help new and expectant parents experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety access specialist counselling with no out-of-pocket costs.
It seems Wagga was the place to be for NSW frontbenchers this week. Deputy Premier John Barilaro, who joined Mrs Taylor in the city on Tuesday, discussed the special activation precinct and announced cash to help train pharmacy staff to better understand mental health issues such as suicide, depression and trauma.
Yesterday, Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole was in the city.
Mr Toole revealed Wagga will be the first city in NSW to roll out braille wayfinding along an entire bus route to help vision-impaired customers, and that our buses will soon have real-time tracking.
Also yesterday, Education Minister Sarah Mitchell toured the construction site for the new primary school at Estella.
The $36 million campus will be a long-awaited addition to our booming northern suburbs when it opens in time for term one next year.
These projects mean different things to different people, but they all give our city a much-needed boost in these tough times.
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