GOVERNMENT SERVICES

In Australia, we have three different levels of government: Local, State and Federal. Each level of government is responsible for delivering specific services to our community. If you are unsure about which level of government is responsible for addressing a particular issue, please contact my office and I can direct you to the right place. 

 

NSW STATE GOVERNMENT

The following issues are the responsibility of State Government:

Community Health and Dental          

Public Hospitals

Education

Land and Water Management

Industrial Relations

Primary Industries and Agriculture

Public Housing

Main Roads

Public Works

Emergency Services

National Parks

Public Transport

Ageing and Disability

Community Services

Police

Fair Trading

Multiculturalism

Medical Research

 

If your problem falls into one of the categories above I may be able to help by seeking information and making representations to the relevant Minister.

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The following issues are the responsibility of Local Government:

Local Roads and footpaths

Rubbish collection

Rates

Sporting fields and parks

Street lighting and signage

Residential and commercial development

Animal control

 

It’s best to contact your local Council directly if you have problems with these issues. If you live in the Electorate of Port Stephens, you will live in one of the following Local Government Areas (LGAs):

 

Port Stephens Council

Phone: (02) 4980 0255

Email: council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Post:  PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace, NSW, 2324

 

MidCoast Council

Phone: (02) 6591 7222

Email: council@midcoast.nsw.gov.au

Post: PO Box 450, Forster, NSW, 2428

 

 

FEDERAL (COMMONWEALTH) GOVERNMENT

The following issues are the responsibility of the Federal Government:

Taxation

Aged Care

Trade

Foreign Affairs

Higher Education

Defence

Aviation and Shipping

Telecommunications

National Highways

Veterans' Affairs

Medicare 

Centrelink

Child Support

 

If your concerns relate to one of these issues, you should contact your local Federal Member. You can find out who your Federal Member is by visiting the Australian Parliament's website and entering your postcode.  

 

If you live in the State Electorate of Port Stephens, your Federal Member is likely to be Meryl Swanson MP or David Gillespie MP. They can be contacted using the details below:

 

Ms Meryl Swanson MP

Federal Member for Paterson

Phone: (02) 6277 4248

Email: Meryl.Swanson.MP@aph.gov.au

Post: PO Box 156, Raymond Terrace, NSW, 2324
 

Dr David Gillespie MP

Federal Member for Lyne

Phone: (02) 6586 4462

Email: David.Gillespie.MP@aph.gov.au

Post: PO Box 244, Wauchope, NSW, 2446

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PORT STEPHENS

Kate cares about our community and our people. She's working hard to make sure our voices are heard in State Parliament. 

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ELECTORATE OFFICE

82 Port Stephens Street

Raymond Terrace NSW 2324

NSW PARLIAMENT HOUSE

6 Macquarie Street

Sydney NSW 2324

Authorised by Kate Washington MP, 82 Port Stephens Street Raymond Terrace NSW 2324.