In a first for the North Coast, National Party members in the electorate of Lismore have decided to give the local community the final say in their choice of candidate for the 2019 State Election.
The decision follows Thomas George’s announcement in that this would be his last term in NSW Parliament.Read more
New South Wales farmers are set to tap into the multi-billion dollar opioid pain relief market, with the first poppy crops beginning to germinate in the Central West.
After a fight from the Nationals to legalise poppy development, farmers in NSW now have access to access to the high-value, global alkaloid industry adding another dimension to our thriving agriculture sector.Read more
Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless said the NSW Government yesterday delivered more than $70 million for the Orange Electorate in the State’s 2017-18 budget.
“This record budget shows the NSW Nationals and Liberals are dedicated to delivering improved health services, upgraded and more efficient transport and road infrastructure, and support for agriculture in the Orange electorate,” Mr Colless said.Read more
Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin today announced $15,000 to assist the Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore SLSC to construct their new storage facility and gymnasium.
Mr Franklin said the Surf Club is an essential part of the Ballina community. The financial assistance will assist in the construction of a new storage facility and will enable to Club to provide continued protection for beach goers.Read more
Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter is pleased to announce that The Clarence Town River Country Hoedown has been successful in obtaining a grant for $20,000 under the 2017 Incubator Event Fund from Destination NSW.
This NSW State Government initiative offers one-off annual grants of up to $20,000 to support local events in Regional NSW during their startup phase. The program is a cornerstone of the Government’s investment into promoting tourism in regional NSW.Read more
Former Premier Morris Iemma will chair a new five-member board of the reconstituted Greyhound Racing NSW that will run the industry’s commercial operations.
Minister for Racing Paul Toole said Mr Iemma is the ideal person to lead the new organisation and help deliver the NSW Government’s reforms for the industry.Read more
Up to 700 new early childhood education places will be created in areas of high demand to ensure NSW children have every opportunity to thrive and prosper.
The Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell, today announced the opening of round three of the NSW Government’s $10 million Start Strong Capital Works Grants.Read more
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has congratulated Jake Sheppeard and Kate Ottewell from Tamworth on their achievement in taking out the top honours at the 2017 NSW Training Awards – New England.
Jake was named local Apprentice of the Year while Kate claimed the local Trainee of the Year Award.Read more