The Governor of NSW, General David Hurley and his wife Linda will visit Maitland and Cessnock this week.
The Vice Regal couple undertakes monthly regional visits that reflect the Governor’s commitment to engage with communities right across the state.
The visits promote youth leadership; regional and rural growth; innovation; industry, trade and investment; inclusiveness and diversity; and service to state and community.
Mr and Mrs Hurley will arrive in Maitland on Thursday when they will meet students at Tocal College.
“Tocal College is a leading Australian provider in specialised training to rural industries. Linda and I are very much looking forward to speaking with the students and learning more about their activities and future plans,” Governor Hurley said.
“As a keen beekeeper, I am also looking forward to gaining an overview of the College’s beekeeping program.”
Mr and Mrs Hurley will also spend time at the NSW State Emergency Service Hunter Region Command.
Their visit will continue in Cessnock on Friday and Saturday.
Mr and Mrs Hurley will meet with the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, which is working on important regional programs such as the Healthy Weight Initiative.
“It’s more important than ever that we look to the strategies in place to help people reach a healthy weight and reduce the risk of chronic disease,” Governor Hurley said.
A roundtable discussion will be held with Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association representatives at Drayton’s Wines, and the Vice Regal couple will also visit DreamSky Aviation – Australia’s first company to design and provide aviation training specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Visits to Mount View High School, Cessnock PCYC, the Cessnock Men’s Shed and the Handmade in the Hunter markets are also on the agenda.