Hearing checks

Australian Hearing's bus will offer free checks in Dawson Mall, Mt Druitt, next Wednesday (February 26), 9am-4pm.

The checks will be conducted by experts from Australian Hearing and take around 15 minutes.

No appointment is necessary.

Details: 131 797 or go to

Emus' welfare

Londonderry MP Bart Bassett hopes a timeline can be agreed on over the future of emus on the former St Marys ADI site.

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Planning Department personnel outlined environmental issues and animal welfare for the site at the meetings. The transfer of the 900 hectares currently owned by Lend Lease to the NPWS was discussed.

New WorkCover

Finance and Services Minister Andrew Constance and Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies visited St Marys RSL to discuss changes to business WorkCover premiums.

Employers have had from an average premium rate reduction of 13.06 per cent over the past 12 months.

This story IN BRIEF first appeared on St Marys-Mt Druitt Star.