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A WORD FROM OUR REPRESENTATIVES
Cr Fiona Hammond
 Bart Mellish MP
  I cannot believe that we are half way through the year already.
I was disappointed that the Movie in the Park had to be postponed due to weather last month, however, it will go ahead bigger and better on the 19 June at Lanham
Our Easter colouring competition was a huge success with almost 600 entries across the Aspley electorate. After having to delay judging due to the COVID-19 outbreak before Easter, it was very exciting to finally be able
to see some of the fantastic art done by local northside kids.
With so many entries, judging was a mammoth task, and one we took very seriously. While it was quite difficult to pick just five winners, in the end Aara, Johanna, Sidney, Talulah, and Jean came out on top. Congratulations to these amazing winners, to the 20 students who were awarded runner up honours, and to everyone who entered.
It’s been a pleasure to meet so many of our local kids and parents as they’ve dropped by the office to collect their well-deserved prizes. Once again, a huge thank you to all the students who entered, and to the parents, teachers and school staff who made the competition possible.
  Park, Grange.
As a wonderful lead-up to the movie Xanadu, there will be 80s themed music by Sunnybank Brass Band, and more exciting still, a roller skating display by Skateaway Balance, followed by the roller skating rink being opened up to public.
Residents will notice that work has commenced on stage two of the Bradbury Park upgrade. I look forward to keeping you up-to-date with progress reports on this massive project, which will transform Bradbury Park in to a signature park on the Northside.
June, of course, is budget month. Look out for my budget report in the July issue.
 Anika Wells MP
 The Powering Communities Program is now open to expressions of interest from not-for-profit community organisations across the federal electorate of Lilley.
Grants of between $5,000 and $12,000 are available for projects that improve
energy efficiency practices and technologies and reduce power bills.
Examples of eligible projects include the purchase and installation of rooftop solar PV systems, the purchase and installation of batteries to connect to a new or existing PV system, replacement of air conditioners, installation of solar hot water,
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upgrade lighting, purchase of induction cooktops or new refrigeration equipment.
The Powering Communities Program will provide grant funding up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs.
Please note that educational facilities and related entities such as P&C Associations are not eligible to apply for this grants program.
The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday, 18 June, at 5pm.
After all expressions of interest have been finalised, the Lilley community consultation panel will nominate a priority list of eligible organisations.
Please contact my office for further details on 3266 8244 or email Anika.Wells.MP@aph.gov.au.
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