Northern Rivers receives bushfire recovery help

The Nationals in Government have announced a number of bushfire recovery grants across regional and rural NSW. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said Kyogle Council received a $1.3 million grant to assist with bushfire recovery, which was distributed through various businesses and community organisations. Mr Hogan said the funds were provided to the…

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Worimi Sports Leadership Project announced

Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has announced funding of $131,474 to assist the Tobwabba Aboriginal Medical Service to implement it’s Worimi Sports Leadership Project. In consultation with community, the Worimi Sports Leadership Project will increase participation of local Aboriginal community members in sport and recreation activities and foster excellence in high-performing individuals…

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New mobile phone towers for the regions

The NSW Nationals in Government will deliver new mobile phone towers, and a faster and more reliable wireless broadband internet service to regional communities, courtesy of the $50 million Connecting Country Communities Fund. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said 21 new mobile phone towers will be delivered in partnership with Optus…

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New National Rural Health Commissioner appointed

The appointment of eminent rural health advocate, medical practitioner and researcher Associate Professor Ruth Stewart as Australia’s next National Rural Health Commissioner further demonstrates the Nationals in Government’s commitment to improving health care in the bush. The Federal Nationals in Government recently extended and expanded the Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner to have…

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Funding boost for Myall Lakes infrastructure

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the funding will help both the Blackhead Surf Life Saving Club and the Forster-Tuncurry Men’s Shed continue supporting the community and recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and bushfires. The funding provided to Black Head SLSC works include installation of water tanks, security system and external lighting, solar…

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Shark funding to continue for North Coast beaches

Beachgoers all along the Northern Rivers will continue to be protected against shark attacks, with the NSW Nationals in Government investing a further $8 million in world-leading shark management technologies up and down the NSW coast. NSW Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin welcomed the announcement and said a modern fleet of shark-spotting…

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Gatekeepers to provide suicide prevention support

A legion of ‘Gatekeepers’ will help protect communities across NSW, with more than 10,000 volunteers in high-risk populations and industries being trained in suicide prevention. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the NSW Nationals in Government were proud to deliver the first initiative of the Towards Zero Suicides program with a $2.8 million investment in community…

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