Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries welcomed the announcement that Broken Hill City Council, Cobar Shire Council and Walgett Shire Council, have been successful applicants in the Fixing Country Truck Washes program.
26 projects across country NSW will share in the $10 million joint initiative between the NSW and Australian Governments to build and upgrade truck wash-out facilities.Read more
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is encouraging rural and remote communities to nominate rural women volunteers for the 2017 NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.
Mr Anderson said nominating a rural woman for the 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a great way to celebrate women and to promote the valuable role of volunteering to local communities.Read more
Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest today called on organisations to apply for a share in the $1.1 million Youth Opportunities funding available to support local youth.
One-off grants of up to $50,000 are available for projects that engage young people to lead and participate in community development activities.Read more
The dedicated volunteers at the South Coffs Community Garden will soon be enjoying new equipment thanks to a funding boost delivered by Nationals Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker.
Mr Hartsuyker visited the garden on Bruce King Drive in Boambee East earlier this week to meet with volunteers and announce a grant of $3,665 through the Volunteer Grants program.
The future for palliative care services in the Hunter New England region will be discussed at a roundtable in Tamworth today to better tailor end-of-life care in regional areas.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health, Leslie Williams will host talks with health professionals and stakeholders from across the region.Read more
In a huge win for the Nats, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce has announced a significant $10.5 million package to strengthen Australia’s management of pest animals and weeds.
This package will fund 23 different projects and form part of a wider $50 million investment in the effort to control weeds and pest animals, giving farmers and communities access to the tools they need to tackle this invasive problem.Read more
The 2017/18 Budget is a win for our members, rural and regional Australians and our Party.
The depth of initiatives designed to support and grow our regions is a testimony to the strength of the Nationals and our commitment to imminently deliver services to the regions– with the Regional Australia Ministerial Taskforce, headed by Deputy Leader Fiona Nash, counting nearly 400 initiatives for the regions alone.Read more
As usual, it has been a busy start to the year for the Coffs Harbour electorate. With the weather still warm, the region has seen an influx of visitors over the Easter and school holiday break, who were able to enjoy our wonderful beaches and beautiful hinterland before the winter season.
In January this year, I had the great pleasure of welcoming 19 new medical interns who commenced their one-year internship at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus. I am sure these fine young men and women will enjoy working in this area and hopefully, at the end of their internship, they will make the decision to continue their clinical work in the region.Read more