Heavy vehicle health check

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are securing safer roads, with the second major health check of the country’s heavy vehicle fleet about to get underway. Federal Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said heavy vehicle operators should take a few minutes before each trip to check basic safety items on their…

Local Nats back local youth

The upgraded Ariah Park Skate Park is open for business the state’s southwest, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke opened the improvements to the park, which were funded through a $100,000 grant from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. The…

Drought resilience and innovation hub

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are continuing to help communities exposed to drought, with a new initiative set to launch in Wagga Wagga. Farmers and communities in southern NSW will benefit from the new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub in Wagga Wagga, announced by Nationals Leader Michael McCormack and Agriculture Minister David…

Waterfall Way reopens

There’s some good news from the Coffs Coast, with the Waterfall Way reopening following extensive landslip damage between Dorrigo and Bellingen. Deputy Premier and Disaster Recovery Minister John Barilaro said crews from Transport for NSW, Bellingen Council and local contractors had worked around the clock over the Easter long weekend to re-open the road that’s…

Hotel quarantine costs halved for foreign ag workers

The NSW Nationals in the state government have scored a major win for farmers, who have been hard-hit by COVID-induced workforce shortages. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall has announced that quarantine costs for overseas agricultural workers will be halved. “We know that our primary producers rely on seasonal and foreign workers, but we have…