Rural financial counselling service extended

Farmers will continue to benefit from free, independent financial planning and support thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Member for Dubbo and Minister for Western NSW Dugald Saunders has announced an additional $5 million over the next three years to continue the NSW Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) across NSW. “There…

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Nats connecting thousands of regional students

More than 220,000 students in regional and remote areas of NSW are benefiting from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $365.8 million Rural Access Gap (RAG) program, supplying digital devices to break the digital barrier and lead a tech revolution. Nationals Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell has met students and teachers…

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Funding to fireproof Black Head Surf Club

The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced $122,881 to upgrade facilities and improve accessibility at Blackhead Surf Life Saving Club, allowing it to operate as an emergency evacuation centre. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery, Steph Cooke, said the project would reduce the risk of the clubhouse…

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New $470,000 firefighting truck for Forster

Myall Lakes’ newest emergency services asset has arrived in Forster, with Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters receiving a $470,000 state-of-the-art truck. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said the Compressed Air Foam System (CAFs) Class 2 Pumper allows firefighters to tackle structural, chemical, petrol and grass fires…

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Greens water push will destroy river communities

The Greens are already putting demands on the Albanese Labor Government to rewrite the Murray-Darling Basin Plan to the detriment of Basin communities. Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is not only trying to write the ALP’s water policy, but also dictate their Ministry demanding a South Australian Minister be appointed to oversee the Murray-Darling Basin Plan…

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Facelift for 92 year old Upper Rouchel bridge

The state-significant Junction Bridge at Upper Rouchel is to be brought back to its former glory. Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the rare Harvey Dare truss structure provided an important link for the local community, and rehabilitation works starting next week were needed to ensure it continued to give safe and reliable…

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Gunnedah hospital update

Work on the $53 million Gunnedah Hospital redevelopment project continues with further consultation sessions planned over the coming weeks. As the date nears for the release of the concept design, the project team will be back on the ground in Gunnedah meeting staff to commence developing the schematic designs. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson…

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