Delivering a new playground for Koorawatha

Koorawatha Progress Association has secured $441,360 for a new playground in Koorawatha Memorial Park through the latest round of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the project will bring the community together in a fun, welcoming, and inclusive environment. “It is fantastic to…

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$100 million jobs boost for regional NSW

Driving productivity and growth for local businesses, attracting new investment to the regions and boosting job security will be the focus of the next round of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the $100 million Regional Job Creation Fund Round…

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Communications boost for rescue volunteers

Photo – Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke and Nationals’ candidate for Wagga Wagga Andrianna Benjamin join VRA members to celebrate the funding announcement  The Volunteer Rescue Association of NSW will soon have access to seamless communications coverage across the state thanks to a $4.7 million investment…

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Quirindi’s sustainable accommodation units open for visiting health staff

Photo – Thomas Pollard, Kylie Whitford, Bronnie Taylor, Salina Woolley, Dr Fortunato Mazzei, Cr Doug Hawkins, Susan Heyman, and Kevin Anderson Quirindi Hospital is now home to two new sustainable accommodation units, supporting visiting frontline health staff, as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $35 million Regional Housing Package. Since June, Hunter New…

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Labor’s soil deception

In a cruel blow to Australian farmers, the Federal Labor Government has axed the $54 million pilot Soil Monitoring Incentives Program (SMIP) While spruiking the SMIP in November 2022, Minister for Agriculture and Emergency Management, Murray Watt, said “healthy soil underpins Australia’s natural landscapes and our high-quality sustainable agriculture industry” and that “without intervention, reduced…

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Celebrate seniors helping our region thrive

Seniors who make the Dubbo electorate a great place to live can be recognised for their efforts, with NSW Nationals MP Dugald Saunders urging locals to nominate them for the 2023 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards. Nominations are now open for the awards program which celebrates the work and achievements of seniors in the…

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Delivering the next generation of nurses and midwives

Aspiring nurses and midwives are encouraged to choose a rewarding career with NSW Health, with support available through cadetship and scholarship programs in 2023. Applications are now open for NSW Health’s Enrolled Nurse Scholarships, Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program and Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships. Eligible school leavers and people considering a career change…

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Palliative care expansion for Tamworth hospital

Local palliative care services will be more than doubled with the NSW Nationals in the state government announcing they will deliver a stand-alone, expanded, and purpose-built palliative care unit at Tamworth Hospital. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the announcement is a big win for the community that will deliver positive outcomes for patients,…

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