Parents will have more choice when it comes to cost of living support thanks to the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s Active Kids and Creative Kids voucher swap initiative.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said families would be able to use the two vouchers interchangeably from Term 2, allowing kids to do more of what they love.

“Our Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers have been incredibly popular with families across the Goulburn electorate and NSW, with almost 7 million vouchers, across the state, already downloaded and redeemed saving families $694 million.” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“We want to give our kids the opportunity to do more of the things they love, which is why we’re making our voucher program in Goulburn more flexible.”

“Only a NSW Liberal and Nationals Government can the pressure off family budgets thanks to our long-term economic plan to keep our state moving forward.”

“This is all part of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s commitment to supporting families, with more than 70 ways to save across the Savings Finder program.”

The voucher swap program will commence from the start of Term 2 (26 April) and only apply to:

  • $100 Active Kids voucher for sport and recreation costs including school holiday programs.
  • $100 Creative Kids voucher for arts and cultural activities costs including school holiday classes and workshops.

Families can download their child’s vouchers via the Service NSW app or website and by calling 13 77 88.

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Goulburn Mulwaree Council will revitalise the Goulburn BMX Track, after a cash boost of $150,000 from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

Local BMX rider, Angus McGregor joined Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Peter Walker and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman to make the announcement.

Mrs Tuckerman said the funding will upgrade the current track, off Avoca Street (behind the PCYC) in Goulburn.

“The BMX Track has fallen into disrepair and is no longer suitable for community use.

“Goulburn Mulwaree Council made the commitment to improve the track by refurbishing the degraded track surface, eroded edges and hills as well as jump landing areas,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Peter Walker said the matched funding from the NSW Government would allow the Council to expand the project and review the current layout of the track.

“The Roberts Park BMX Track has been a popular recreational facility in Goulburn since the 1980’s and has fallen into disrepair because of rain, floods, and poor drainage. Council is committed to revitalising this important community asset by constructing an all-weather, upgraded track that will support social and physical activity engagement of Goulburn’s youth.

“The State Government’s injection of $150,000 to the $300,000 project will allow Council to undertake a substantially improved BMX facility which will promote competitions and reduce ongoing maintenance of the current substandard facility.”, Clr Walker said.

Mrs Tuckerman said 48 projects across NSW would share in $6.3 million under the latest round of funding in the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

“This much needed cash injection for the BMX track comes as a direct result of Angus McGregor’s lobbying to Council and I congratulate him on the success of this grant and his plight.”

“I hope this funding will ignite community spirit and boost BMX participation for everyone in Goulburn, and hopefully means a few less flat tyres for Angus and his friends,” Mrs Tuckerman said.


On the 24th February 2023, Member for Goulburn The Hon. Wendy Tuckerman opened the Tresillian in Goulburn, on Bradley Street. The new Tresillian facility is a win for families and will see local support available to new parents across the region.

The Centre is located at 92 Bradley Street and operates Monday to Friday, providing families with much needed access to specialist support on early parenting issues including breastfeeding and bottle-feeding, infant settling, toddler behaviour and peri-natal anxiety and depression.

Mrs Tuckerman welcomed the service and highlighted the importance of the integrated care approach provided to families at Tresillian that includes practical advice from Tresillian Nurses around issues relating to baby, along with the option for counselling. Gidget House perinatal mental health counselling services will also be co-located in this facility very soon.

“As well as providing face-to-face consultations in the Centre, telehealth is also offered for families in other parts in the Goulburn region. I know how difficult it can be adjusting to life with a new baby and having services available close to home. These new Tresillian services will be life-changing for regional families.”

“Sometimes we forget that it can be a stressful and overwhelming time caring for a baby. This is all about helping families in need and services like Tresillian have a positive impact on the wider community” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Tresillian’s CEO, Rob Mills said, “Since June 2022, the Tresillian team have delivered over 300 occasions of service to local families by providing them with home visiting and virtual support, along with in person consultations from temporary accommodation. We’re extremely delighted that this new Tresillian Centre at 92 Bradley Street will open to families in coming weeks.”

He added ‘Parents in the Goulburn region can either self-refer to Tresillian in Southern, Goulburn by completing a short online contact form on the Tresillian website at www.tresillian.org.au or ask their local GP or Child & Family Health Nurse for a referral. Consultations are generally two hours long’.

Tresillian is the largest early parenting service in Australia, providing advice, support and evidence-based programs to families in the early years as well as leadership to local child and family health professionals.

Rob Mills said ‘Tresillian’s services have transformed the lives of thousands of Australian families. We’re thrilled to be working in partnership with the NSW Government, Southern NSW Local Health District and Gidget Foundation Australia to ensure every child has the best start in life’.


A re-elected NSW Liberal and Nationals Government will deliver a brand new, multi-million-dollar hall at Moss Vale High School.

Premier Dominic Perrottet and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman visited the school today to share the news with the local school community.

“We know the important role a school hall can play not just for the school but also the broader community in offering a natural gathering point. This will be a great new state-of-the-art addition to Moss Vale High School,” Mr Perrottet said.

“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has the long-term economic plan and the strong track-record of delivery to ensure that upgrades to schools can be delivered for students and families across NSW”.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said she welcomed the investment and was looking forward to the project getting underway.

“I am so pleased that we are able to make this commitment, ensuring that students at Moss Vale High School will benefit from our ongoing investment in public education infrastructure,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“I know how much this will mean to the school having met with local families and raised the need for this project with the Minister for Education.”

Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said the NSW Liberal and Nationals have continued to prioritise investing in school infrastructure, including in Goulburn.

“In the last few years, we have delivered a new hall at Yass High School building on our multi-million-dollar upgrade. In addition, the first cohort of students are learning at the brand new Murrumbateman Public School which opened its doors for the start of this school year,” Ms Mitchell said.

“Right across NSW, families are seeing our investment in their local schools and Moss Vale is just another to benefit from our record investment.”

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government investing $8.6 billion in school infrastructure over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 160 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This builds on the more than $9.1 billion invested in projects delivered since 2017, a program of $17.7 billion in public education infrastructure.

Construction of the new hall at Moss Vale High School will commence in 2024 if the Liberal and Nationals are re-elected.


Regional apprentices and trainees in Goulburn can now apply for the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s $250 Regional Apprentice and University Student Travel Card.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said Regional Apprentice and University Travel Card is a budget-boosting initiative to help ease cost of living pressures in the bush where young people face long distances to get to and from work or training.

“I’m pleased to announce from today that more than 51,000 regional apprentices and trainees, aged between 16 and 66, can save apply to save $250 on fuel and public transport to help with the cost of traveling to work or study,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“Since the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government announced this initiative last year my office has been inundated with calls on when applications open.
“Well from today, if you’re an apprentice or trainee you can get down to your local Service NSW centre and apply for the $250 Regional Apprentice and University Travel Card and it will be sent to you within weeks.

“If you’re a parent or partner of an apprentice or trainee and you take them to their work or study, still encourage them to apply to help towards fuel costs.”

“Our government built a strong economy so we can roll out budget boosting initiatives when they’re needed. Supporting country people with the rising cost of living will keep our state moving.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the card was a win for apprentices and trainees hard at work in restaurants, childcare centres and on farms and construction sites across regional NSW.

“It’s a $250 boost that will ease the cost of filling up the tank or catching transport to work or class for thousands of people working towards their future career,” Mr Toole said.

“This is not just an investment that is putting fuel in the tank of apprentices and trainees now. This is an investment that is fuelling the training of the workforce our regional businesses need for the future.

“Our Regional Seniors Travel Card has proven successful, delivering more than one million cards and injecting $196 million into regional economies since its launch in 2019, and we believe this card will be just as successful.”

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said eligible apprentices and trainees who apply will receive a $250 prepaid debit card within weeks.

“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government wants to get this $250 in the back pockets of our apprentices and trainees to help lower the costs of travel and boost their budgets,” Mr Farraway said.

“Last month we launched a pilot of the card in Dubbo which allowed us to finetune the application process ahead of today.

“Our Government has built a strong economy so we can roll out budget boosting initiatives just like this, supporting country people with the rising cost of living will keep our state moving.”

Applications for university students will open from the end of April when enrolments are confirmed. Apprentices and trainees have until 30 November to apply for the 2023 card.

The initiative will run as a two-year trial until the end of 2024.

More details about eligibility and how to apply can be found at: