Coffs Bananafest comes to fruition

The Coffs Coast economy will enjoy a stimulus boost with an influx of visitors set to spend up in local shops, cafes and businesses, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said a $150,000 grant from the Fund will help ensure BananaFest,…

New milestone on the road to a better Banksia

The fight for a better Banksia has progressed with the release of designs outlining the beds and services that will be offered to child, adolescent, adult, and elderly patients. The $56.2 million 37-bed facility is the result of a dedicated campaign kicked off by the Tamworth Mental Health Carers Support Group, who have also been…

All signs point to Gundagai Historical Museum

Gundagai’s Historical Museum is one of nine cultural centres across the state to receive funding through round 2 of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Volunteer Museum Small Grants. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the Volunteer Museum Small Grants funding of $1,370 will support heritage experts and enable the area’s history and…

The passing of a Nationals’ giant

  The NSW Nationals would like to express their sadness at the passing of long-time member Maurice “Mo” Simpson. Mr Simpson, who was 89, was the vice chair of the Grenfell branch, and had been a member of the NSW Nationals since July 1970. Mr Simpson had a long and proud involvement with the Grenfell…

Gates open to new agritourism opportunities

The NSW Nationals in the state government’s final agritourism policy has come into effect today, making it simpler and easier for farmers to start and operate agritourism businesses. Under the policy, farmers can diversify their income by including agritourism experiences through fast-tracked, or without, planning approvals. Whether it’s farm stays, cafes, cellar doors, retreats, roadside…