Have a safe long weekend on the water

It’s time to hitch up the boat as the gates to regional dams and recreational areas are open in time for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions continue to ease. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said WaterNSW had opened their picnic and barbecue areas, walking tracks and public toilets to…

Safer roads in and around hidden gem on the Hume

Residents and visitors will soon experience safer journeys through the village of Jugiong with a reduction in speed limits. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the changes were the result of a comprehensive review of speed zones on Riverside Drive, following an increase in pedestrian and vehicle volumes and in response to concerns…

Greenlight for Taree Universities Campus

The Taree Universities Campus will now become a reality with the announcement from Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie that Federal funding for the new multi-million-dollar campus has been secured. “This is a magnificent day for our region. Many people have been wondering if we would ever get a uni campus, and I’m pleased…

Buy local to support local jobs, say Nats in Government

A new campaign strongly supported by the Nationals in Government has been launched to promote Australian Made products. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has joined the campaign to back Australian jobs and Australian businesses during the pandemic and beyond by promoting locally-produced products and businesses on his Facebook page. “I know everyone wants…

Safety improvements for Glebe Bridge at Coraki

Coraki residents will see the heritage-listed Glebe Bridge across the Richmond River undergo a maintenance makeover, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. Mr Gulaptis said the bridge, built in 1905, required regular maintenance to ensure it continued to provide safe journeys across the river for the local community. “The nine-span timber and steel bridge…

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…

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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…