Tamworth hockey big funding winner

There’s good news on the way for local hockey stars ahead of this season with Tamworth Hockey Association winning two Stronger Country Communities Fund grants in the latest round of funding. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the $118,648 and $141,475 grants would allow the organisation to install a new covered outdoor area, install…

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$24 million rail freight boost in the west

The NSW Nationals will invest more than $24 million into upgrading 96 kilometres of rail line between Gilgandra and Coonamble to help boost freight loads and lower costs. Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the funding is part of the government’s $400 million Fixing Country Rail Program. “The NSW Nationals are…

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Backing sporting equality for women and girls

Women and girls across NSW will have access to more inclusive sporting facilities, thanks to the NSW Government’s $25 million Female Friendly Sport Facilities and Lighting Upgrades Program. Almost 100 community sport facilities are set to be transformed, delivering female-friendly change rooms, amenities and lighting upgrades, which is one of the biggest barriers that prevent…

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Transforming healthcare in the Cowra region

The Cowra community can look forward to enhanced health services within a new state-of-the art facility, with early works underway for the $110.2 million Cowra Hospital redevelopment. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has turned the first sod at the new purpose-built facility, due for completion in 2025. “The start of early works marks a…

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Regional youth take over the airwaves

Radio workshops for Aboriginal youth, podcast creation and training in interviewing, script writing and audio editing are among the projects to be funded under the NSW Nationals’ 2023 Regional Youth Radio Program. Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Ben Franklin has been joined by Nationals’ MLC Wes Fang and Nationals’ candidate for Wagga Wagga Andrianna Benjamin…

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