Last week work began on the $240 million bridge for Grafton, with a barge arriving fully equipped to start work on the 525m long project.
With that 30-space car park already complete, the barge’s arrival means the pilings and large-scale construction on the Grafton Bridge will begin this week.Read more
Born and bred Murwillumbah girl and the eldest of 17 children, Maree is a dedicated National and long-time member of the Murwillumbah Branch, having held just about every position available over the years.
At nearly 80, Maree first became involved with the Nationals in 1954 when she was just 17 years old and we were still the Country Party. Since then, she has worked on campaigns for just about everyone.Read more
The NSW Budget is backing our youngest learners and making early childhood education more affordable for families with an additional $217 million for the successful Start Strong program.
To ensure affordability is not a barrier for families, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the investment in the 2017-18 Budget extends Start Strong to 2021.Read more
Member for Dubbo & Minister for Police Troy Grant today announced local road safety in the Narromine, Dubbo Regional and Mid-Western Regional council areas could receive a welcome boost with applications to open shortly for the third round of the NSW Government’s Community Road Safety Grants program.
“The Community Road Safety Grants program supports community organisations to work with their local communities to improve road safety in their areas,” Mr Grant said.Read more
Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced work on the New England Highway bypass of Scone is progressing well, with further field investigations now completed to help finalise the detailed design.
“The Australian and NSW governments are jointly providing $120 million to build the Scone bypass which aims to improve traffic flow, travel times and safety,” Mr. Johnsen said.Read more
The Member for Monaro John Barilaro is urging snow-goers to stay ‘Snowsafe’ when hitting the ski fields this winter.
As we officially welcome the 2017 snow season at Perisher, Mr Barilaro urged visitors to use their common-sense to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring when visiting the snow.Read more
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today congratulated the Casino Meatworks after it received a $175,000 grant from the locally based National Centre for Co-operative Excellence.
“The grant will allow the Meatworks to set up a new division. This division will help small family farms upgrade their infrastructure. In turn, this will increase farm production and profits, as well as increasing supply to the Meatworks,” he said.Read more
Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has commended police in the Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command for their exceptional work in fighting local crime.
Mr Fraser said that the most recent quarterly data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) is a testament to the proactive work of NSW police in detecting and preventing crime.Read more