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Whale Trail Grant for spectacular Woolgoolga Walk

Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker has announced funding of $25,000 for work to commence on the first stage of a spectacular walk linking Woolgoolga Headland to Woolgoolga Beach thanks to the Australian Government’s Whale Trail initiative. Coffs Harbour Mayor Cr Denise Knight joined Mr Hartsuyker for the announcement.

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Katrina says Community Building Partnership program applications closing soon

Member for Cootamundra, Katrina Hodgkinson is reminding councils and not-for-profit community organisations that there are less than two weeks remaining to submit funding applications through the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program.

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Seniors week grants open

The NSW Government has allocated $200,000 seed funding for community groups, volunteer organisations and local councils to host events during the 2016 NSW Seniors Week festival.

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Education Week 2015: Celebrating Local Heroes

Acting Minister for Education Leslie Williams has encouraged parents and students to take part in Education Week, which runs from 27–31 July.  

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Making progress on Inverell Hospital redevelopment

Planning for the eagerly-anticipated redevelopment of Inverell District Hospital has begun, following a visit to the hospital this morning by Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health Sarah Mitchell and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall.


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Tangaratta Creek Bridge opens to traffic

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson officially opened the new $8 million Tangaratta Creek Bridge on the Oxley Highway, west of Tamworth.

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Dairy industry mooves to increase productivity

Innovation and education are the focus of a recent legen-dairy announcement made at the Norco Dairy Co-op, Raleigh on the mid-north coast. The first round of funding as part of the $1 million Dairy Industry Fund is being rolled out, putting money towards projects that will help boost profitability and productivity of our farmers, and add efficiency to the supply chain.

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NSWs most versatile road opened

The Silver City Highway is now home to the State's first all-weather road airstrip. Now, the Royal Flying Doctor Service will be able to easily utilise the strip of highway to attend emergencies nearby.

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New sealed road in Shannons Creek provides airstrip to help save lives

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay yesterday joined the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to announce the completion of a $4.7 million upgrade to the Silver City Highway at Shannons Creek, which includes an airstrip to support the medics of the sky.


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Anderson announces $10,000 for AELEC

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced that the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre have received a grant of $10,000 to construct additional water troughs at the AELEC sports precinct.


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