Mid Coast residents are enjoying a local infrastructure boom thanks to significant funding from the NSW State Government’s Stronger Communities Fund, Member for Myall Lakes said today.
Mid Coast Council received $15 million to improve local infrastructure and services when the new council was established.Read more
A massive adventure playground and a water park are among a host of exciting new projects to be given the green light for Gundagai and Cootamundra as part of an NSW Government funding windfall, Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has announced.
Following exhaustive community consultation, close to $9 million in major projects were formally approved this week for Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) under the Stronger Communities Fund (SCF). The SCF was established following last year’s council mergers and saw the NSW Government gift $9 million for major projects and $1 million for smaller projects to CGRC.Read more
In June the NSW Government handed down the biggest Budget for regional NSW in the State’s history with $1.3 billion in the Regional Growth Fund.
In regional NSW we have always had to work a little bit harder than our city counterparts and our Nationals MPs have been flat out over the winter break making sure we build projects that regional communities deserve.
Over the past three weeks I have been on the road talking to community groups about how we have designed this Budget to build stronger, thriving regional towns and cities.
Regional NSW is the beating heart of our state and thanks to the Government’s 2017/18 Budget, our towns are getting the injection of funds they so rightfully deserve.
As part of the record $1.3 billion investment into our regions, the first round of the $200 million Stronger Country Communities Fund has opened. The fund is designed to transform projects long stuck on community wish lists into reality.Read more
Last Thursday, Wes Fang was elected by Nationals representation from right across NSW to fill the shoes of the retiring Duncan Gay, becoming the newest member of NSW Parliament’s Legislative Council.
Wes was born and bred in the Riverina, and after years as a successful pilot in the Australian army, moved back to Wagga Wagga to raise his young family with wife and paediatrician Natalie in a country community with the values and environment they both enjoyed as children.Read more
There is a lot happening on the North Coast.
Across the region, people are continuing to benefit from the work being undertaken on the duplication of the Pacific Highway. With $5.6 billion invested in this project and construction happening from Ballina to Woolgoolga the duplication will finally link the two ends of the Page electorate.Read more
Come New Year’s Eve, farmers and landholders will be waiting for the clock to strike twelve with the NSW Government’s stamp duty on crop and livestock insurance to be abolished in 2018.
Outlined in the 2017-18 Budget, farmers will save 2.5 per cent duty rate on their insurance premiums against damage to crops, livestock and insurance, saving them thousands each year.Read more
The Newell Highway is one of the most critical road corridors in NSW and continues to be energetically protected by the Nationals.
Thanks to the hard work of our members, over the past six years the Newell has received over $500 million in upgrades, reducing the crash rate significantly to half that suffered by users under the former Labor Government.Read more
Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli is encouraging community organisations in the region to apply for funding of local projects as part of changes to the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants.
Mr Piccoli said the changes will make it easier to apply for a wide range of Infrastructure Grants across arts and culture, emergency preparedness and sport and recreation.Read more
Small businesses across the Tweed are on the cusp of even more growth thanks to a cut in the company tax rate, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.
“Communities throughout the Tweed and northern New South Wales are the job-creators of the region. That’s why the Federal Government has cut the company tax rate to 27.5 per cent – the lowest in many decades – to allow these businesses to create even more jobs,” Mr McCormack said.Read more