Return and Earn is the largest litter-reduction initiative for NSW, and will be a game-changer for the environment. From 1 December 2017 people will be able to exchange eligible drink containers for a 10-cent refund at collection points across the state; including any of the 800 reverse vending machines positioned across NSW. read more
As the weather becomes warmer, residents start planning trips up north for vacation; and the NSW Government is helping make that trip easier and faster for everyone in the Hills area. read more
The NSW Government has secured a two-year partnership with energy supplier AGL, which will offer NSW Seniors Card holders new discounts of up to 25% Off Electricity Usage and 19% Off Gas Usage charges on a two-year energy plan. read more
Ray Williams was sworn in as the Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Disability Services in January 2017.
He was first elected to the NSW Parliament in 2007, following a term as councillor on the Hills Shire Council.
Prior to his appointment as Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Disability Services, Ray was Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads and for Western Sydney.
Ray began his career in two metal trade apprenticeships before working in the transport industry for 22 years.
Between 1985 and 2005 Ray held a Racing NSW Thoroughbred Trainers License and successfully operated a small business in the industry.
Ray studied at Curtin University achieving a Graduate Certificate in Development Planning and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.
Principal areas in Castle Hill include: Annangrove, Beaumont Hills, Box Hill, Castle Hill, Dural, Glenhaven, Kellyville, Kenthurst, Maraylya, Middle Dural, Nelson, Round Corner and Rouse Hill.