House debates

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Statements by Members

Robertson Electorate: Free Trade Day

1:33 pm

Gordon Reid (Robertson, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Congratulations on your new role, Madam Deputy Speaker Claydon. Since 2017, Free Trade Day has been assisting residents in my electorate of Robertson and across Australia with household repairs and maintenance free of charge. These residents may have otherwise gone without assistance if not for the annual program, which brings together Central Coast tradespeople for a day of supporting residents affected by financial barriers. The founder of Free Trade Day, Ryan Wilson, started the program because he saw, far too often, residents who were unable to get essential household repairs and maintenance work completed because they could not afford to organise assistance.

COVID-19 did put a stop to the program for the past three years, but it's back for 2022 and ready to help residents of the Central Coast again. This year's program will take place on 26 August, and residents can nominate a family member or friend for assistance by visiting the website, freetradeday.com.au. I also encourage any tradespeople who are willing to contribute to making this day a success to reach out and get involved. I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, Ryan Wilson, the Lions Club of Terrigal-Wamberal and all the businesses that are involved in this year's program. Well done.