Free school holiday skills training

Young people across NSW will benefit from fee-free hospitality training during the Winter school holidays to help them get the skills they need for the jobs they want. 1,000 free training places are up for grabs for students aged 16 and above as part of a new NSW Nationals in the state government initiative. Courses…

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Better bus stops for Upper Hunter

Upper Hunter Nationals MP Dave Layzell has announced the local community is set to benefit from more than $90,000 in grants for improved infrastructure at local bus stops. “Bus stops are often utilised as we travel around and go about our daily lives and these upgrades will enhance safety and accessibility for all commuters in…

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Scenic Drive repairs underway

Tweed Heads residents will soon see major work underway at Scenic Drive with a contract awarded to repair the road following devastating landslips from wild weather earlier this year. Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said Scenic Drive was an essential route for residents and visitors to Tweed Heads and the two landslips caused the…

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Upgrades underway for Kiwarrak Mountain Bike Park

Upgrades are now underway to the Kiwarrak Mountain Bike Park at Taree after it received $403,980 from Stage Two of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the Australian and NSW governments. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, and State Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the joint Federal-State program…

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Step forward in flood recovery

The long-term flood recovery in the Northern Rivers takes another step forward today with the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) formally coming into effect. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said while there has already been a lot of work done to help flood-affected communities start the rebuilding, the NRRC’s goal was…

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Medicine for the brain

Dubbo residents living with dementia and their carers will be able to benefit from a specialised interactive music therapy program, thanks to funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the grant of $42,440 would fund a Dementia Choir in Dubbo. “Dementia Choirs have been proven to…

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New biosecurity zone set up for Varroa mite

Another biosecurity zone has been set up in NSW after varroa mite was discovered in bee hives at three more properties. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders says the move accounts for an infested premises, which is located outside the existing zones. “Since Friday, when we established the three tier response areas, and the subsequent…

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