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Driver testing restrictions lifted from July 1

Young drivers’ patience is being rewarded with driver-testing back at full capacity from July, thanks to easing of COVID-19 restrictions. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said all young learner and P-plate drivers are able to book a driver test online, via phone or in a Service NSW Centre. “This is great news for…

Major boost for Myall Lakes SES units

NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced that community safety continues to be paramount for the Government with the delivery of five state-of-the-art vehicles and marine vessels for the State Emergency Service (SES) across the Myall Lakes. The new equipment forms part of the $56.4 million SES fleet replacement program funded by…

More places for local children in preschools

More families will have access to preschool thanks to a new round of funding creating additional places in preschools for children on waitlists. The NSW Nationals Government are continuing their commitment to increase access to preschool for communities across the State with another round of Start Strong Capital Works Grants for community preschools. NSW Nationals…

Saluting their service

Community groups and organisations across the State will be better equipped to remember the service and sacrifice of our current and former Australian Defence Force personnel thanks to the Nationals in Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie congratulated Forster-Tuncurry RSL Sub-Branch, which was among the recipients…

Coffs Harbour Community Has Their Say On Bypass

Coffs Harbour Bypass closer to construction

The Coffs Harbour Bypass is a step closer to construction, with the public release of two reports detailing how community feedback has shaped design. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said the release of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Submissions and Amendments reports were critical steps in achieving planning approval for the bypass…

New Department bringing jobs to the regions

An office for the newly-created Department of Regional NSW will be established in Dubbo, Queanbeyan, Armidale and Coffs Harbour, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the regions and putting regional communities at the forefront of government decision making. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders welcomed the announcement for his region. “People in regional NSW…

Tackling homelessness in the Tweed

Intensive work to reduce rough sleeping in Tweed Heads and surrounding areas is delivering positive results with dozens of people assisted into safe and secure housing. Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the NSW Nationals in Government’s $5.1 million assertive outreach program is helping turn the tide on homelessness in the region. “Staff have been…

Taree respiratory clinic opening on Monday

Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has announced a new respiratory clinic will open on Monday, June 29 at Butterworth Lane, Taree. Dr Simon Holliday will be managing the clinic that will assess members of the public who have mild to moderate cold or flu symptoms and test them for COVID-19. “This is…

Showground upgrade to help during pandemic

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has visited Weethalle Showground to celebrate $144,108 in recent funding. The funding, granted as part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package, will refurbish the kitchen, install outdoor seating and bring power to the recreation ground. Mark Booker, President of Weethalle Show Society Incorporated, said that…

Local businesses awarded $600,000 to reduce waste

NSW Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin has announced Cool Planet and The Diverter had each been awarded $300,000 through the Bin Trim Program to work with NSW businesses to help them increase their recycling and reduce waste going to landfill. The Bin Trim program, funded under the NSW Nationals in Government’s Waste…