Growing the regional visitor economy

The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced changes to the state’s Destination Networks to ensure the regional visitor economy is set up for continued success and receives more local resources and support. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the government was committed to growing the visitor economy of regional…

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John Barilaro’s valedictory speech

Former Nats’ leader and Deputy Premier John Barilaro delivered his Valedictory speech to Parliament on Wednesday, November 24. This is what he had to say. Who would have thought that after the events of the past 18 months, Andrew and I would be doing valedictory speeches on the same day and neither one of us…

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Restoring Jenolan Caves Road

Work is powering ahead to restore Jenolan Caves Road to pre-flood condition, with multiple teams assembled to finalise investigations and slope repair options at Two Mile, Hampton and Five Mile. Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said after careful investigations, the post-flood repair work is now well…

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Resources for regions delivers for Orange

Orange will soon benefit from local infrastructure improvements that help the community thrive, thanks to Round Eight of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $75 million Resources for Regions. Nationals Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Sam Farraway has announced $1,335,356 for Clergate Road upgrades, which will deliver stage 2 of the project. “The…

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New way ahead for ag workforce

A round of grant funding will be offered to industry to develop projects and initiatives to support the growth, retention, and sustainability of the agricultural workforce. Federal Nationals Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud and Pat Conaghan, Federal Nationals Member for Cowper, said the $7.3 million AgUP grants program would encourage the agriculture,…

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Helping border towns back on their feet

The NSW Nationals in the state government have unveiled a $10 million plan to help regional communities bounce back from border closures. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the money will come from the COVID-19 Recovery round of the Cross-Border Commissioner’s Infrastructure Fund for projects to help regional communities recover from…

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Nats support Queanbeyan Multilingual Centre

Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro has announced more than $69,900 in funding to help Queanbeyan Multilingual Centre purchase a new mini-bus, deliver targeted grassroots support in response to COVID-19, and address the needs of the most vulnerable in the region. Mr Barilaro said the funding was thanks to a number of grants from the…

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NSW Regional Open golf series returns

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole has announced the return of NSW Regional Open Qualifying golf series. He made the announcement with fellow Nationals MPs Dugald Saunders, Gurmesh Singh, and Geoff Provest. Mr Toole said the series will deliver significant economic and tourism benefits to regional NSW after two years of COVID…

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Have your say on Great Western Highway upgrade

The community is invited to have its say on the environmental assessment and concept design for the West section of the Great Western Highway upgrade between Little Hartley and Lithgow. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s $2 billion commitment to…

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