Details of major drought relief boost revealed

Farmers and communities across the state will continue to receive vital drought assistance with the NSW Nationals in Government providing a $310 million boost to the Emergency Drought Relief Package. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said that this crucial funding would ease the financial burden on regional communities caused by the drought.…

Major boost to drought relief efforts

This year has been a tough one for regional NSW, Deputy Premier John Barilaro says, with the devastating bushfires taking their toll and the economic fallout from COVID-19, all while we still sit firmly in the shadow of the worst drought in recorded history. But throughout all of this, the NSW Nationals have remained unwavering…

Bushfire recovery grants support communities

Rappville was one of many regional communities devastated by the recent bushfires, but the Nationals in Government are helping rebuild and recover. More than 50 homes were destroyed, lives were lost, and livelihoods were shattered when the res ripped through the region, but it is an incredibly resilient community, local Nationals Member for Page Kevin…

Country courthouses get makeovers

The NSW Nationals in Government are investing $9 million to improve regional courthouses to help boost local economies during the pandemic. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro said the package included improvements to 63 regional courthouses, with upgrades to fire safety and security, as well as structural repairs and general maintenance. “The NSW…

Funding for critical remote airstrip upgrades

Australians living in regional, rural and remote Australia will be better connected with vital air services following a $9 million Federal Nationals in Government’s investment. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said funding under the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program will enhance the safety and accessibility of aerodromes in…

New Mudgee Hospital handed over to health district

The health sector in Mudgee and the wider Mid-Western region has received a major boost, with the new Mudgee Hospital being handed over to the Western NSW Local Health District. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said construction on the $70.7 million facility was due for completion at the end of the month, and…

Nats secure funding for Macquarie Homestay

Macquarie Homestay will be able to help create a positive space for guests thanks to funding secured by NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders. Mr Saunders said the organisation, which houses guests from out of town while loved ones are receiving medical treatment in Dubbo, had successfully applied for $24,825 which will help it…

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Rural Aussies urged to seek medical care during COVID-19

Federal Nationals Regional Health Minister Mark Coulton is urging Australians to keep their health in check during the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to seek medical treatment and care. Chairing the fifth special rural health COVID-19 roundtable with key rural and indigenous health stakeholders, Mr Coulton heard reports of people delaying accessing essential health care and…

Getting tourists off the beaten track

Motorists enjoying smoother and safer journeys along the upgraded Pacific Highway will be encouraged to visit some of the bypassed towns, with new signs showing the services and tourist attractions on offer. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the signs would be installed near Ballina, Urunga and Woolgoolga, under the…