Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has urged fledgling regional entrepreneurs to help shape the future of start-ups by contributing to a NSW Government Inquiry she is chairing.
The NSW Parliament’s Committee on Investment, Industry and Regional Development has launched an Inquiry into the best ways to support the budding entrepreneurial ecosystem of start-ups in regional NSW.Read more
Over 95 kilometres of maintenance has been completed along the Rail Line from Dubbo and Coonamble thanks to an $18.5 million investment by the Liberals & Nationals Government.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant today visited the railway line to inspect the completed works.Read more
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is encouraging local artists, performers and organisations to share ideas both big and small for infrastructure and arts projects in the local region to deliver long-term cultural benefits to the community.
The $100 million Regional Cultural Fund is part of the Deputy Premier’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund to improve economic outcomes as well as local amenities and standard of living across regional NSW communities.Read more
Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, and the Minister for Veterans Affairs, David Elliott, called upon high schools in the Coffs Harbour electorate to enter the ballot for the 2018 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship that will see students travel to France and Belgium to retrace the footsteps of the Anzacs.
Students from Years 10 and 11 in Government, Catholic and Independent schools could have the chance to take part in a 13-day tour of the significant Australian battlefields of Ypres, Passchendaele, the Somme and Flanders in Belgium for the centenary of the Battle of Hamel.Read more
Member for Monaro John Barilaro today announced the Monaro is set to be promoted as an ideal place to live and work after securing a share of a $1 million dollar NSW Government fund which aims to encourage young families and workers in Sydney to make the move to regional NSW.
20 different organisations across regional NSW successfully secured funding under the $1 million Regional Growth – Marketing and Promotion Fund. Those successful organisations will now use the funding to develop virtual reality experiences, expos for new residents, marketing campaigns and relocation kits to encourage skilled workers, young families and businesses to move to regional NSW.Read more
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today announced more local families will be able to access before and after school care thanks to a $30,000 grant from the NSW Government.
St Columba Anglican School has been awarded the funding to assist the out of school hours care program which provides for students from a number of local schools.Read more
The next stage of the transformational Inland Rail project between Brisbane and Melbourne is underway with the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Parkes to Narromine section released to the public.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said this was the first EIS for the once-in-a-generation 1,700 kilometre rail project, which would include extensive upgrades to the rail track between Parkes and Narromine to ensure it meets Inland Rail standards.Read more
The Nationals continue to show that we are a Party that can deliver progress on difficult issues and respond to the concerns of farmers and communities, last week announcing the buy-back of Shenhua’s exploration license on the Liverpool Plains. This buy-back means that no exploration nor mining will ever occur on the vital, black-soil plain areas.
Shenhua will relinquish 51 per cent of its exploration license in a win for local farmers bordering the proposed mine, and the food security of Australia.Read more
The Australian Government is getting young workers on the right path early with the Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) program to guide them on their job-seeking journey from the preparation and training stages to ultimately gain fulltime work.
The $763 million investment in PaTH will secure a bright future for thousands of young Aussies, getting them skilled and employed early, breaking the cycle of welfare dependency and job insecurity.Read more
Communications is a big issue for country people. Since becoming Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW I have had the opportunity to travel around areas right across the Riverina, Murray, Tablelands and South East, to hear the biggest issues facing families, small businesses and communities. And everywhere I go, I hear the same issue: Communications. We hear time and time again about the opportunities that the digital age provides for health, education, business and tourism. But right across New South Wales we’re dealing with mobile blackspots, unreliable landlines, and frustrations with broadband services; and it is holding us back.Read more