Funding boost for Cowra roads

Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed investment of $929,250 for Cowra Shire Council, under the latest round of the Fixing Local Roads Program to improve regional roads. Cowra’s project will involve sealing the Local Collector Network and is among 138 to roll-out under the $153 million third round of the program. “This project…

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Local sparkies help public schools shine

The NSW Nationals in the state government are calling for local tradies to install smart LED lights in NSW public schools, improving the quality of classrooms and cutting power bills. The $157.8 million LED Lighting Upgrade Program was launched last year as a stimulus response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is targeted at replacing old…

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Major milestone in Coffs bypass

The Rural Fire Service Solitary brigade has moved into its new and improved home, marking a major milestone in the delivery of the Coffs Harbour bypass project. As part of early works, the RFS shed has been relocated to make way for the major infrastructure project. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and…

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Vacation care boost for frontline workers

Children from vulnerable backgrounds or whose parents work as frontline workers are the focus of a pilot program aimed at providing better access to quality vacation care. Grants of up to $30,000 will assist services to provide engaging opportunities like sports and nutrition programs, excursions, cooking and art workshops. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen…

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Stay-at-home orders lifted

The stay-at-home orders introduced last week for the Albury and Lismore Local Government Areas will no longer apply from midnight tonight (Wednesday, September 22) NSW Health has thanked the communities for their co-operation and for coming forward for testing in large numbers. The following measures apply to all people in regional LGAs where stay-at-home orders…

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Jacksons Bridge upgrade

Work is powering ahead to replace the timber Jacksons Bridge over the Lachlan River at Hillston with a new concrete bridge that will improve freight efficiencies and better connect local communities. Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Jacksons Bridge was among more than 400 of the state’s ageing timber bridges being…

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