Ben Franklin

Lismore to Bangalow road safety a priority

Wider road shoulders and new safety barriers are among the improvements being rolled out to deliver safer and smoother journeys for thousands of motorists who use Lismore to Bangalow Road each day, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government. NSW Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin said the $11 million safety…

Gurmesh Singh

Customers benefit from rail safety upgrades

The NSW Nationals in the state government are upgrading security CCTV at local rail stations as part of a statewide program. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said new multi-lens cameras will be installed at Coffs Harbour and Sawtell stations to improve customer safety. “These new state-of-the-art camera installations will be able to…

Regional communities benefit from Inland Rail grants

Seven community groups in the Riverina and Central West are among those who have received vital grants of between $1000 and $4000 in round five of the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program. NSW Nationals Member for Riverina and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the Australian Rail Track Corporation had granted more than…

Marshall ‘hounds’ top cop over dog unit

NSW Nationals Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has called on NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller to house a police dog unit at the new Inverell Police Station. “I took the opportunity to push for a full complement of officers, once the $16 million police precinct is complete, and the placement of a police dog…

Steph Cooke

Locals to help upgrade Newell Highway

Businesses in Narrandera, Grong Grong, Ardlethan and surrounding areas are being encouraged to help build overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway, as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $500 million commitment to improve safety, reduce travel times and improve freight productivity along the highway. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads…

Better Q fever vaccine gets government funding

A new and improved Q Fever vaccine is progressing to pre-clinical trials following a $1.87 million injection from the NSW Nationals in the federal government. Announcing the investment in rural workers’ health, NSW Nationals Regional Health Minister Mark Coulton labelled Q Fever a major issue for regional Australians. “Q Fever is a disease that affects…

Michael Johnsen

Road safety grants help to save lives

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has encouraged local groups to put forward their ideas for programs designed to improve road safety in their own community. Round six of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Community Road Safety Grants program has recently opened, and aims to bring people with a passion and…

John Barilaro

Industrial renaissance for regional communities

The NSW Nationals in the state government are building five powerhouse economic precincts across regional NSW that will create up to 18,000 new jobs, attract new investors and strengthen regional economies. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the Special Activation Precinct (SAP) program provides a roadmap for investment across the state…

Rex returning to skies above Grafton

Federal NSW Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has announced Regional Express flights will resume into Clarence Valley Airport at Grafton. “I am extremely pleased that they have reconsidered and are now reinstating this important service for our community,” Mr Hogan said. “I have continued to work with REX, Clarence Valley Council and the Deputy…