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Councils in Mitchell will be supported as part of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia.
The investment will support local jobs and businesses and boost local economies struggling under the effects of COVID-19.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said the package included the establishment of a new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward of $1.3 billion of the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant payment.
GP clinics in Mitchell are assisting in the testing and tracing of COVID-19 as part of the Australian Government’s $2.4 billion health response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
More than 100 clinics are now open around the country, including Castle Hill, to assess and test patients with mild to moderate COVID-19-like symptoms, reducing pressure on hospital emergency departments and local general practices.
This year’s Hills Relay for Life will go virtual on 16 May 2020 from 2pm to 6pm. The virtual relay will have all the important elements including, the Opening Ceremony and Hope Ceremony, along with some new elements such as a baking demonstration. You will be able to access Relay From Home through Facebook or YouTube.
3 step framework for a COVIDSafe Australia
National Cabinet has released a 3-step framework to gradually remove baseline restrictions and make Australia COVID-safe. Australia has so far been highly successful in ‘flattening the curve’. We can now begin to take careful steps to ease some of the restrictions that have helped us suppress the spread of this virus.
The Morrison Government is providing an immediate funding injection to Mitchell charities and community organisations to support locals in the wake of the coronavirus economic downturn.