Andrew Gee congratulates CWA on local efforts

The Ilford-Running Stream CWA branch recently raised $26,500 for local fencing in the aftermath of the bushfires. “It was a simply outstanding effort from an inspiring group of country women who work so hard for the local community,” Mr Gee said. “I recently caught up with them to see how they spent their Volunteer Grant;…

Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby delivering for Uralla

Federal Nationals Member for New England Barnaby Joyce is busy delivering for his local communities, making sure they get their fair share of government funding. “New cricket pitch facilities at Bundarra, upgrades to Uralla’s BMX park, a new camp kitchen at Queen Street Caravan Park, a new solar system at Kentucky Hall, and Uralla tourist…

Bronnie Taylor

Building mental fitness in rural and regional communities

People across regional NSW will benefit from mental health and wellbeing workshops focused on ‘prevention through connection’, thanks to a four-way collaboration between the NSW Nationals in Government-funded Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) and Gotcha4Life, Landcare NSW and Surf Life Saving NSW. NSW Nationals Mental Health Minister Bronnie Taylor said the partnership would bring…

Learning the lessons of remote education

NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell says innovations in education made by schools and teachers during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are being collected to retain any improvements. One of the best examples was Menindee Central School, which ran an at-home cooking challenge, Menindee Kitchen Rules, keeping students engaged and families supported at the height of…

Nats MP delivering local stimulus funding

NSW Nationals Regional Transport Minister Paul Toole is making sure his local communities get their fair share of funding, even as he works to improve road safety across the state. Mr Toole went into bat for local show societies in his Bathurst Electorate, securing funding as part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s COVID-19 stimulus…

Scone Race Club Receives Funding Boost

Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has announced the community will benefit from $150,000 in funding to support Scone Race Club under the NSW Nationals in Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Mr Johnsen said the funding will help Scone Race Club extend its function centre, as part of a program that helps communities recover from the…

Delivering drought stimulus for Coonamble

New projects that will facilitate the flow of money through local economies, generate jobs and support local businesses will soon start rolling out across Coonamble Shire Council with the NSW Nationals in Government confirming $600,000 in funding. Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway said funding from the $170 million Drought Stimulus Package will allow Coonamble…

Extra bus services for Griffith

Griffith customers will benefit from more travel choices as additional and extended services are rolled out across its bus network from July 20. Duty MLC for Murray Wes Fang said the new timetable was part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s 16 Regional Cities program to deliver more travel flexibility to regional communities and provide…

‘Go Local First’ campaign to support small business

Funded by the Federal Nationals in Government, the campaign led by the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) will urge Australians to ‘Go Local First’ when they are purchasing products and services to help the small business sector get back on its feet. The campaign will highlight the vital role of small businesses in…