Evelyn Zaragoza

Evelyn Zaragoza


Students across NSW will start returning to the classroom this week as the managed approach to schools begins.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell thanked students, staff, Principals, teachers and support staff for the way they have conducted themselves during this challenging time.

Ms Berejiklian said today was an important step forward for NSW as it demonstrates our commitment to kick starting our economy again and prioritising community recovery.

“Schools are a crucial part of our response to COVID-19 and I want to thank the students, Principals, teachers and parents for being flexible and responding quickly to delivering education during the pandemic,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“I urge parents and carers to follow the advice provided by their schools and encourage them to only send their children on the days they have been allocated.

“This approach means Principals can monitor the return of students and address any issues with their school plans as they prepare to return to more face to face learning.

“Today is the first step towards a full school return, something I hope to see happening very soon if the next couple of weeks go well.”

Schools still remain open for all students who need to attend campus every day and the current model of a single unit of work remains to reduce the burden on teachers.

The majority of high schools have provided additional time for Year 12 and on average HSC students will receive three days allocated classroom time.

Ms Mitchell said she was eager to see students back in the classroom and was focused on returning the education of NSW students to normal as quickly as possible.

“Our Principals, teachers, support staff, parents and carers have gone above and beyond to continue the education of our students while we respond to this pandemic,” Ms Mitchell said.

A massive logistical effort is underway to ensure that schools remained stocked with essentials and cleaned daily.

“Normally schools stock their hygiene supplies, a huge operation is ongoing to centralise that job while supplies remain hard to source,” Ms Mitchell said.

“Initially, we have dispatched more than 10,800 deliveries to schools, including more than 2000 litres of liquid soap, 22,000 bars of soap, and over 42,000 bottles of hand sanitiser.

“In addition, a first aid room care package containing personal protective equipment and a non-contact temperature monitor has been dispatched to every school in NSW.

“A rolling program of deliveries is scheduled to continue to meet the needs of schools on an ongoing basis.”

Schools are expected to remain in this current stage for at least two weeks.

An extension of George Street’s car-free zone in Sydney’s CBD, a new pedestrian-only boulevard in Liverpool’s Railway Street and a ‘people’s loop’ in Parramatta Park have been given the green light today as part of a plan to transform streets into shared spaces in response to COVID-19. 
Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes today announced three trial pedestrianisation programs alongside a new $15 million Streets as Shared Spaces program that will fund council projects to provide more space for communities to safely walk, cycle and exercise. 
“The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly increased the demand for more public spaces – and easy, safe access to it,” Mr Stokes said.
“Whether it’s new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we’re committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone – both now and once the pandemic is over.”
Councils will be able to apply for Streets as Shared Spaces program grants of up to $100,000 for immediate temporary projects, such as widening footpaths and cycle lanes and up to $1 million for medium-term pilot projects, such as extra crossing points, wider kerbs and trialling lower speed limits.
The community can also submit their ideas for local projects through an new online social pinpoint map that allows users to click on an area and leave their comments and ideas.
The three trial programs announced today include:
·        Eastern Harbour City: The NSW Government is partnering with the City of Sydney to extend George Street’s car-free zone in both directions between Bathurst and Campbell Streets and extended in the southbound direction to Rawson Place. The existing temporary closure in the southbound direction from Bathurst to Campbell Street will be made permanent.
·        Central River City: World Heritage-listed Parramatta Park’s People Loop Trial will see temporary changes made to vehicle access, parking and circulation for two-months from 19 May 2020, to improve the experience of walking and cycling in the Park.
·        Western Parkland City: The NSW Government is partnering with Liverpool City Council to install temporary street furniture and trees to slow vehicle traffic and pedestrianise the laneway behind Railway Street in the Liverpool City Centre. 
Transport for NSW has worked with the City of Sydney to continue to deliver on the benefits of the Light Rail to transform George Street into the civic spine of the CBD.
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said: “The George Street light rail has changed not just how people get around the city, but how they experience the city.
“With new street trees, planter boxes, outdoor dining, seating and pedestrianisation, people were already taking back and enjoying George Street before COVID-19 hit. When the crisis passes, it will once again be a place to linger and gather rather than just hurrying through,” Ms Moore said.
The Streets as Shared Spaces program will also help the NSW Government reach its ambitious target to increase the proportion of homes in urban areas within 10 minutes’ walk of quality green, open and public space by 10 per cent by 2023.
Councils can apply for Streets as Shared Spaces grants until 10 June 2020.

Important message for health workers, residential care workers and staff If you’re one of our wonderful health, residential care or staff workers, we want to say thanks – and remind you to take care of your own health too. Even very mild symptoms such as a scratchy throat, cough, runny nose, or slight fever mean you should get tested.

Find your nearest COVID-19 clinic here: www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

Saturday, 09 May 2020 08:50


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Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies today announced applications are now open for the 2020 Community Building Partnership Program, encouraging community infrastructure projects across NSW.
Tanya Daviessaid $300,000 is available for projects in each NSW electorate, including the Mulgoa electorate, and urged local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes.
“Local sports clubs, charities, schools and museums are just some of the groups that benefit from this program,” Tanya Davies said.
“If your organisation or club needs extra funding for infrastructure, such as playgrounds, accessible features, equipment or refurbishment, then I’d strongly encourage you to apply.”
The Community Building Partnership program has awarded more than $334 million in funding to 15,000 community projects since its beginning in 2009.
“This program means that you can support your community group to improve the places you meet, train or play,”Tanya Davies said.
“Take the time to prepare and submit your application so your community group doesn’t miss out on a share of $300,000.”
Applications are now open and close at 5pm, Friday 12 June 2020. Applicants must read the program guidelines to ensure their club or organisation and proposed project are eligible.
For more information about the NSW Government’s 2020 Community Building Partnership Program, visit: thewww.nsw.gov.au/cbp
Queenslanders are being urged to be vigilant when it comes to using smart technology and sharing personal information – a timely message given the increased use of technology and devices during the current pandemic.
Queensland Privacy Commissioner, Phil Green, said it’s important for people to be privacy aware, look out for themselves as well as those who might be less tech-savvy, including children and seniors.
“Privacy Awareness Week runs from 4 to 10 May and this year’s theme isBe smart about privacy,” Mr Green said.
“We live in a digital world and are constantly surrounded by smart technology in the home and in the community from smart phones, TVs, home-assist devices, security systems, cars and smart city initiatives introduced by governments.
“The current COVID-19 health crisis has brought with it a raft of changes and individuals and families are busy navigating working from home, schooling from home and staying connected to family and friends through technology.
“I have a smart phone in my pocket right now, as would most Queenslanders. Being constantly connected to the internet through smart technology increases the amount of data, or personal information, that’s collected about us,” he explained.
Mr Green said Privacy Awareness Week was the perfect opportunity to remind Queenslanders of their privacy rights and how privacy goes hand-in-hand with online safety.
“Privacy and online safety are interconnected and this year the eSafety Commissioner joined us for the online launch of Privacy Awareness Week in Queensland. Ms Julie Inman Grant talked about the crossovers and how to stay safe online,” he said.
“We have five simple tips that spell out the word SMART, making it easier for the community to remember and be privacy aware. I encourage people to visit the Office of the Information Commissioner’s website to find a range of helpful privacy tips to protect their personal information.”
The five Privacy Awareness Week SMART tips for the community include:
Secureyour personal information
Multi-factorauthentication helps protect
Activelycheck and update privacy settings
ReadTs&Cs when signing up to apps and emails
Thinktwice before sharing details on social media
The online launch of Privacy Awareness Week includes video presentations from Mr Phil Green, Ms Inman Grant and Australia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Ms Angelene Falk.
While the week is an opportunity to raise awareness with the community, it’s also a reminder to public sector agencies of their responsibility to protect and respect personal information in the workplace.
The Office of the Information Commissioner has released a range of SMART tips for the public sector, as well as privacy tips while working from home.
In light of the recent Crime and Corruption Commission’s Operation Impala report recommendations, Mr Green said public sector leaders were encouraged to raise awareness about privacy, build good privacy practices into their agency’s day-to-day activities and manage risk.
“With the help of public sector agencies, together we can promote the value of protecting and respecting personal information, and encourage a privacy-aware work culture that builds greater trust and transparency with Queenslanders.
“This goes hand-in-hand with the Operation Impala report which highlighted the need for agencies to better manage and protect personal information, while adopting a more privacy-aware culture,” he said.
Privacy Awareness Week 2020 in Queensland was officially launched on 5 May.
More information is available atwww.oic.qld.gov.au/paw2020.
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