Nats promise regional revival

NSW Nationals Leader Dugald Saunders has vowed to make the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) its own separate business unit again. He made the remarks during an address at the NSW Farmers Conference, warning DPI is being watered down, after it was completely absorbed by the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW). Mr Saunders labelled the…

Paul Toole fighting for the Panorama Clinic

Nationals’ Member for Bathurst, Paul Toole, has thanked local concerned community members for joining the fight to keep the Panorama Clinic in Bathurst. The Clinic offers intensive support for people experiencing significant mental distress. It’s facing a potential relocation to Bloomfield Hospital in Orange during the $200 million redevelopment of Bathurst Hospital, which is due…

Grants to drought-proof our communities

Federal Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton pictured with the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association of NSW President Tanya Mitchell and Vice President Robin Beckwith. Federal Nationals Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has welcomed news that eight community groups in the electorate will share in more than $300,000 in funding. The money comes from the latest…

Farraway to fight for the people of Calare

The NSW Nationals have preselected Sam Farraway as their candidate for the seat of Calare at the forthcoming Federal Election. Mr Farraway has been a Member of the NSW Upper House since October 2019. He served as the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, and then as the Shadow Minister following the 2023 election. Mr…

New-look Pioneer Park for Cootamundra

Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke was on hand to help unveil the revitalised Pioneer Park in Cootamundra, following upgrades made possible thanks to a $222,700 investment by previous Federal and State Nationals Governments. Ms Cooke joined Mayor Gil Kelly, along with Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council staff and other stakeholders for the occasion. Ms Cooke…

Labor’s lacklustre biodiversity plan

The NSW Nationals have raised concerns over the Minns Labor Government’s plan to address the state of biodiversity, saying it lacks decisive action and balance. The former Nationals Government tasked Ken Henry AC to conduct a comprehensive review to improve the Biodiversity Conservation Act, but Labor’s response is little more than a shopping list of…

Broadwater Public School is coming home!

A concerted effort by the Broadwater Public P & C Association, the local community and Nationals MP for Clarence Richie Williamson has led to the green light being given to the reconstruction of flood impacted Broadwater Public School. Mr Williamson said this matter has been front and centre for him and the school community, and…

Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse upgrade

Nationals Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest, has taken part in the official opening of the upgrades of the Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Point Danger, home of the Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, was named by Captain Cook on his 1770 journey up the east coast of Australia to warn mariners of dangerous coral reefs.…

New Cundletown soccer clubhouse nearing completion

The final fit out is underway on Cundletown’s new soccer club amenities, with the bulk of the building work now complete. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, congratulated the Cundletown Soccer Club and MidCoast Council on the project, which was allocated $300,000 in funding under the former Nationals Government’s Local Roads and Community…

Staying cool at Coffs PCYC

PCYC Coffs Harbour is welcoming a much-needed funding boost thanks to the NSW Community Building Partnership Program. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh, has congratulated the hardworking PCYC team on its successful funding application which will allow them to proceed with a priority project. “The PCYC has been allocated $24,338 so it can purchase…