Iconic zoo’s newest waterhole officially opened

NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has officially opened Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s newest precinct: the Waterhole. The Waterhole precinct, a $10.2 million project jointly funded by the NSW Nationals in Government an Taronga, features an open style café with integrated animal exhibits. Guests can enjoy a meal or relax with a coffee whilst…

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Drought relief approved for Richmond Valley Council

Richmond Valley Council has received a $1 million Nationals in Government grant to assist with drought relief, which will be used to support important community infrastructure. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan joined local mayor Robert Mustow to officially announce the projects. Mr Hogan said the funds were provided to council to assist with…

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Pump track for Lithgow gets green light

Bathurst Nationals MP Paul Toole has announced funding of $522,353 for the development of a ‘pump track’ in Lithgow. The grant to Lithgow City Council comes from the NSW Nationals in Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. “This project will further enhance the facilities at Endeavour Park where the pump track will be located,” Mr Toole…

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New police recruits on the beat across regional NSW

Picture: NSW Police Facebook. Photo was taken before COVID-19 restrictions. The safety and security of regional communities and our police force continues to be the NSW Nationals in Government’s highest priority with new police officers on the beat following a private attestation ceremony in Goulburn. “The community is in safer hands with these officers joining…

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Never been a better time to move to the country

Regional Australia is the best place to live, work, invest and raise a family says Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack. Last year 65,000 more people chose to move to regional Australia from capital cities than the other way around, according to a new Regional Australia Institute (RAI) report tracking population movements between…

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Helping dairy farmers lower their power bills

Photo taken before COVID-19 restrictions. The Nationals in Government are helping dairy farmers lower their power bills with grants that will help them become more energy-efficient. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said up to $20,000 was available for a dairy farming business to upgrade equipment to reduce energy consumption. “Energy use in milk…

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Regional Australia grows as people seek country living

Tens of thousands of people are choosing regional Australia over the capital cities according to a new Regional Australia Institute (RAI) report tracking population movements between 2011 and 2016. Deputy Prime Minister Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said The Big Movers: Understanding Population Mobility in Regional Australia report showed more and more Australians were attracted to…

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Fang takes aim at Shooters

NSW Nationals Upper House MP Wes Fang has taken aim at the Shooters for their support of Labor. The Shooters have recycled an out-of-area candidate to contest the Eden-Monaro by-election, but Mr Fang says it’s simply a way to shore up their friends in Labor. “The Shooters showed no interest in running for Eden-Monaro last…

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Working to improve the lives of our veterans

The NSW Nationals in Government are embarking on a major consultation project to help understand the issues facing veterans and their families. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said this process will help shape the first NSW Veterans Strategy. “By completing this survey or attending one of the forums being held across the state,…

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