Minister for Corrections David Elliott today announced the preferred proponent for a new 1700-bed prison in Grafton, providing regional jobs, state-of-the-art security and rehabilitation services for inmates.
In a boost for regional residents and businesses, the prison will inject more than $560 million into the local economy with 1,100 jobs created during construction and about 600 permanent jobs once operational.Read more
The 23-kilometre Oxley Highway to Kundabung section of the Pacific Highway upgrade is taking another step forward, with traffic moving to a new section of highway from Tuesday, March 14.
The new section consists of four kilometres of upgraded two-lane highw...
** Article and image sourced from Port Macquarie News, 16 March 2017.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed an increase in international visitors travelling to the North Coast in the year to December 2016.
The International Visitor Survey released today, shows 331,000 interna...
** Article and image sourced from The Daily Examiner (Grafton), 15 March 2017.
Michelle Guthrie, the Managing Director of the ABC, dropped a bombshell on Tuesday with the announcement that “Aunty” will be having a restructure to make way for a new focus on regional content.
Within the next 4 months, the ABC will create a $50 million “New Content Fund” that will include the creation of up to 80 new positions in regional areas.Read more
Julia Harpham is the 2017 winner of Rex Airlines' Regional Woman of the Year Award. Regarded as a local champion she has spearheaded an experiment to reverse the decline of her hometown: The tiny township of Mingoola, on the border of New South Wales and Queensland.
The population was down, enrolments at the local primary school were down and farmers could not find staff. “Many of us have children who work in the city and aren't going to come back to the farm because things have been so tough on the land,” she told the ABC.Read more
The Hunter Valley welcomes the recent announcement by Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro on the NSW Government’s new $300 million Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism Fund (RGETF).
Established under the NSW Government’s Rebuilding NSW Program,...
** Article and image sourced from Cessnock Advertiser, 15 March 2017.