It seems to happen despite our best intentions – the accumulation of plastic bottles. At cafes, local sport, children’s events and in the workplace, drink containers seem to pile up everywhere we go and now making up 49 per cent of all rubbish. Now, the NSW Government is taking action launching a container deposit rebate scheme to reduce plastic bottle waste.Read more
The NSW Budget will provide $100 million in funding over the next four years for regional arts and culture thanks to the Regional Cultural Fund.
The fund will create and upgrade cultural infrastructure across regional towns and villages to support the arts, cultural expression and heritage in our regionals and increase its presence in our community.Read more
It’s been a busy first half of the year in the Tamworth electorate and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down with the latest NSW Budget funding more major infrastructure projects.
What's been delivered has not been lost on our local community, with many people stopping me in the street or at events and saying that there is a noticeable difference in the number of projects being delivered now compared to six years ago.Read more
NAIDOC Week (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) kicked off around the country last week to celebrate the culture and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders to Australia.
NAIDOC celebrations honour and showcase the ancient history and culture of Australia’s first peoples – the oldest continuous culture on earth. This year’s NAIDOC theme was ‘Our Languages, Our Way’ with events around NSW highlighting the varied languages spoken by Aboriginal nations and the importance of language to their culture, families and art.Read more
The Nationals exist because of our members – those who support the Party with membership, who support their local candidates at election time, and who care enough about their local area to get involved and have their say.
But members can only get involved if the Party has active and engaging Branches and Electorate Councils that are driven by a passionate and organised team of local officials.Read more
Tim Norton, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services board member and Greg Livermore, Anaiwan LALC CEO (Tingha), celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Northern Tablelands Aboriginal Reference Advisory Group in Glen Innes. Image courtesy of Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.
Born and bred and Walcha, Tim first became involved with the Nationals after his partner Sonia encouraged him to stop wasting his energy complaining to her about local issues and join.
Now Chair of the Walcha Branch, Tim considers the Nats to be “like a family” and values the policy development opportunities that a Nationals membership affords, having attended Conferences across the State since joining in 2011.Read more
Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries and Narrabri Council Mayor Cathy Redding have officially opened the new-look Narrabri Shire Airport following major upgrades to the runway, taxiway, apron and lighting systems.
The $10.72 million project was funded through the NSW Government Infrastructure NSW Resources for Regions Program with a grant of $6 million, recognising the need to upgrade facilities supporting the resources industry and growth in the region. Council and voluntary planning agreement (VPA) money made up the remainder of funds required for the project.Read more
The NSW Government is calling for interested local governments and local Aboriginal Land Councils to join the next phase of the Land Negotiation Program.
Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said the NSW Government was looking to enter into additional voluntary negotiations following introduction of the program last year.Read more
Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW, Rick Colless yesterday officially re-opened Chisolm Cottage - a low-cost, shared accommodation service for regional NSW families needing to stay in Sydney for medical services and hospital stays
“Chisolm Cottage has been ‘a home away from home’ for regional families since 1996, and is one of a very limited number of affordable accommodation offerings located near the busy Westmead Hospital campus in Western Sydney,” Mr Colless said.Read more