Important milestone reached for Murrurundi Hospital

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has announced the redevelopment of the Murrurundi Wilson Memorial Hospital reached another important milestone recently with the pouring of concrete for the new hospital foundations. Mr Johnsen said the concrete slab for the new hospital building was poured over three consecutive days and approximately 160 cubic metres…

Ready, set, go! Gyms and junior sport returning soon

Gymnasiums, yoga, indoor pools and dance studios can reopen within a fortnight and kids’ community sport can resume across NSW from July 1, as more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The NSW Nationals in Government want to sincerely thank regional and rural communities for their patience while the Government worked through its COVID-19 recovery plan, which…

Gurmesh Singh

More time to apply for small business grants

Small businesses highly impacted by COVID-19 have more time to submit applications for up to $10,000 in Small Business Support Fund grants. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the grants were designed to help small businesses pay for unavoidable expenses including utilities, rates and supplier costs. “Small businesses are the backbone of…

Inland Rail means opportunities for northern NSW

Inland Rail offers a clear track for further investment into northern New South Wales, with an economic study released by the Nationals in Government outlining growth in food processing, logistics hubs and consumer warehousing in towns along the rail line. The Northern NSW Long-Term Regional Opportunities report shows a significant boost to jobs and investment…

Regional Digital Tech Hub tender now open

The Federal Nationals in Government have opened a competitive tender process for the delivery of the new Regional Digital Technology Hub that will support regional Australians in building digital capabilities Nationals Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton called for all interested providers to apply now for the design, build and operation of the state-of-the-art Digital…

Great Western Highway gets safety upgrades

A two-kilometre stretch of the Great Western Highway near Meadow Flat Public School is set to undergo an $8 million safety upgrade thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government. Bathurst Nationals MP Paul Toole said the Government was funding the improvements which started this week and were expected to take three months to complete, weather…

Optus delivers better coverage on mid north coast

Optus has switched on a new tower in Kew, located in the mid north coast region of New South Wales, delivering improved coverage and capacity along the Pacific Highway. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie joined with representatives from Optus and the local community to welcome the infrastructure and Optus’ continued commitment to…

Loss of local newspapers ‘disappointing’

The end of the print editions of the Daily Examiner, the Richmond River Express-Examiner, Coastal Views, and the Tweed Daily News, among others, has been described as “disappointing” by local NSW Nationals MPs. The loss of these mastheads that have delivered news across the region for many, many years is very disappointing, according to Clarence…

Barnaby Joyce

Funding for pest animal control at Glen Innes

New funding from the Federal Nationals in Government will help equip farmers in the Glen Innes region with additional skills and knowledge to improve sustainability and their bottom line. Nationals Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said $36,560 was being provided to Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee (GLENRAC) under Round 3 of the Australian…

Health reform secures record public hospital funding

Public hospitals across Australia will have record funding for the next five years after all states and territories signed onto the Australian Government’s new health reform agreement. This record funding agreement will deliver more doctors, more nurses and more services across public hospitals in every state and territory. This commitment ensures the Australian health system…