MP visit to Tomago, Seaham and Raymond Terrace projects FEATURED Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Tomago by News Of The Area - Modern Media - July 18, 2018 Port Stephens Councillor Jaimie Abbott with MP David Elliott and some corrective services trainees soon to graduate. THE Honourable David Elliott MP’s recent visit to Port Stephens saw him view and contribute to several projects in Tomago, Seaham and Raymond Terrace that covered portfolios that he represents in the NSW Government. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE David Elliott is the Minister for three portfolios; Counter Terrorism, Corrections and Veterans Affairs. Three endeavours were the focus of Mr Elliott’s visit this week. In his capacity as Minister for Corrections, he first visited 27 trainees who will soon be joining the prison officer ranks when they complete their training at the Corrective Services NSW Tomago Academy in the Hunter. The Academy opened in 2016 to service the Hunter region and is able to accommodate up to 100 trainees. “These trainees have come from all walks of life, including former tradesmen, hairdressers and police officers,” Mr Elliott said. “The role of correctional officers can be challenging, and the Tomago Academy gives Hunter locals the opportunity to skill up without leaving their community.” Mr Elliott also visited CIA Precast, a local business that was subcontracted by Richard Crookes Construction to produce precast perimeter walls for the new 330-bed expansion at Cessnock Corrections Centre. The expansion is part of the NSW Liberals & Nationals’ $3.8 billion investment in prison infrastructure to increase capacity in regions like the Hunter. “We have a strong record of delivering jobs in regional NSW and are committed to putting local business first to ensure the community reaps the economic benefits,” Mr Elliott said. In his capacity as Minister for Veterans Affairs, Mr Elliott presented an extra $3,000 to support the revitalisation of the Seaham Knitting Circle Memorial. The memorial received a Community War Memorials Fund grant for repair works and a condition assessment. Mr Elliott also visited the Raymond Terrace War Memorial to inspect conservation works completed with a $5,600 Community War Memorial Fund grant. “The NSW Government is investing in local war memorials to safeguard the legacy of servicemen and women beyond the Centenary of ANZAC.” By Rachael VAUGHAN Mayor Ryan Palmer, Councillor Jaimie Abbott, MP David Elliott and RSL representatives and their families at the Seaham Knitting Circle War Memorial. Port Stephens Councillor Jaimie Abbott, MP David Elliott and Raymond Terrace RSL Sub branch President Vic Jones at the Raymond Terrace War Memorial.