Delivering Grafton’s newest community preschool

Grafton families now have more choice and opportunities for their precious children, with the opening of the Clarence Valley’s newest preschool, Clarence Community Preschool. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the new 20-place preschool in Turf Street, Grafton came to be after Cristie Harris, from the Clarence Childhood Services Association, sought his help. “Together we…

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Driving down grocery costs

A re-elected NSW Government will appoint a new Supply Chain Commissioner to work closely with industry to unblock supply chains across the state and help drive down the cost of groceries and goods. The Commissioner will immediately move to establish a freight and logistics taskforce to look at innovative ways to drive down transport costs…

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Jacaranda king honoured

Grafton Jacaranda Festival Manager, Mark Blackadder, has been honoured with a prestigious NSW Government Community Service Award in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the local community, including the transformation of the Jacaranda Festival into a spectacular regional event. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said Mark is ‘king doer’ of all things and no mountain…

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Hall upgrade for Sawtell Girl Guides

The valuable contribution by the Girl Guides movement to our community is being recognised with a $109,954 grant under Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Nationals’ Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the Sawtell Girl Guides Hall Upgrade would now be delivered thanks to this significant funding. “I congratulate Sawtell…

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Reaching for the stars at Lake Keepit

The Tamworth and Gunnedah regions are set to become international star-gazing tourist destinations, with the announcement of nearly $2 million in grant funding from the NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Activation Fund. Nationals Member for Tamworth and Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said the $1,998,922 grant, awarded to Reflections Holiday Parks Lake Keepit, will…

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Mudgee’s agricultural history on display

Locals and visitors alike will soon have better access to larger historical artefacts thanks to funding from the NSW Nationals’ Stronger Country Communities Fund. Nationals’ Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced the Mudgee Historical Society has received $145,284 to construct a new display shed at the Mudgee Museum. “As Australia’s Top Tourism Town, Mudgee…

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Australians hooked on recreational fishing

A national survey has found one in five Australian adults participate in recreational fishing every year, improving wellbeing and contributing 100,000 jobs and $11 billion to the Australian economy. The National Social and Economic Survey of Recreational Fishers, jointly conducted by ABARES, the University of Canberra and the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation, is the first…

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