Buses from the Sydney transport network have been sent to Bourke, with Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance farewelling the buses as they left the city.
The buses new location in Bourke will ensure workers at the new $60 million goat abattoir will have transport to and from work every day.Read more
The Central West is set to become a hot spot for solar energy with six of the ten new solar projects approved last year to be located in the Central West.
Regional Australia is continuing to lead in the renewable sector, providing clean energy to the grid and gaining thousands of construction jobs in the process.Read more
Yet another major milestone for the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail has been reached, with the first delivery of steel rail being delivered for the Parkes to Narromine project. This is the first steel rail delivered for the Inland Rail project since the Australian Government’s $8.4 billion commitment toward the project in the 2017-18 Federal Budget.
The unloading of 600 tonnes of 165m rail line lengths at Peak Hill indicates work is definitely underway.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton accompanied by the Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Barnaby Joyce and the Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack attended the major milestone for the Project.
He said it was great to see materials being delivered to the site and that regional Australia will reap significant rewards from the project.
“The Inland Rail moves from a concept to a reality with the arrival of this steel,” Mark said.
“Already we are seeing councils in the Electorate like Narromine, Gilgandra, Narrabri and Moree all making plans for how they will take advantage of it.
“Individual farmers are already planning so they can load trains and take advantage of the cheaper freight.
“The Inland Rail will stimulate significant development, investment and innovation opportunities in regional Australia, including $480 million for the Central West New South Wales region. This means more jobs and a better freight transport network for the entire region,” Mark said.Read more
With the more than 26 projects across NSW being funded through the latest round of Clubgrants, our local sports teams and recreational organisations are reaping the benefits.
The $50 million fund is allowing projects that otherwise would have been left in the 'too hard basket' to flourish, breathing life back into our regional communities.Read more
Just like many families across NSW, I know the importance of affordability and accessibility when it comes to my children’s education in the years before school.
With two daughters at home – both of whom will attend preschool and day care services – I know that early childhood education is highly beneficial to children in the formative years before school; not just educationally, but socially and cognitively as well.Read more
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro, the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance, joined Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries to farewell two buses from Sydney as they make their way to the Far West to ensure workers at the new abattoir in Bourke have transport to and from work every day.
Mr Barilaro said the two buses would transport hundreds of workers from the around the region, who’ll be employed at the soon-to-open $60 million abattoir.
Early design work for the new $65 million Armidale Future School has been revealed, with Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall describing the preliminary sketches as a “tantalising glimpse” of the unprecedented education project.
“Armidale’s new $65 million future school will be the new standard of excellence for rural and regional education, offering an unprecedented breadth of courses in modern, world-class facilities and learning environment,” Mr Marshall said.Read more
Our local hospital is set to get a boost with 39 new graduate nurses and midwives launching their careers and caring for patients and their families.
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said, “Nurses and midwives are the backbone of the public health system and I am delighted to welcome them to our first class Port Macquarie Base Hospital.”Read more
Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced the release of the NSW Government’s Road Safety Plan, which includes a range of measures aimed at reducing the road toll after 392 people lost their lives on NSW roads in 2017.
The comprehensive package addresses speeding, drink driving, drug driving, driver distraction, driver fatigue, truck safety and funding to improve safety on country roads.Read more
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson used question time in the NSW Parliament today to highlight the recent announcement of $850,000 towards an inclusive playground at Wolseley Park in Gunnedah, funded through the $200 million Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Mr Anderson said the funding that has been reserved for projects solely in regional NSW continues to fund important projects right across the Tamworth electorate.Read more