Major upgrade for Port Macquarie landmark

A new boardwalk with viewing platforms will be built at Tacking Point Lighthouse, creating an accessible, modern addition to one of Port Macquarie’s iconic landmarks. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said a $750,000 grant from Round Two of the NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Activation Fund, along with an additional $300,000 contribution…

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Over $1.3 million for Grenfell district projects

Five projects in the Weddin Shire have received a total of over $1.3 million in funding thanks to Round Five of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said a $629,979 redevelopment of Taylor Park, including a new all-abilities playground, is a particular highlight. “I…

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Site selected for new Grafton emergency hub

A new Fire Control and Emergency Operations Centre will be built at Clarence Valley Regional Airport thanks to an $8.5 million investment by the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience Steph Cooke joined Nationals Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis, Nationals’ candidate for Clarence Richie Williamson, and Rural Fire…

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Saving on preschool fees

Parents across NSW are set to save up to $4,220 a year on their preschool fees, thanks to a landmark investment by the NSW Nationals in the state government. For the first time, parents whose children attend preschool programs at Long Day Care settings will enjoy subsidised fees, following the introduction of the new $1.3…

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Keeping our regions safe

A muscled up NSW Police Force’s Raptor Squad will now have permanent bases in regional NSW, expanding to the state’s Northern and Southern regions to target and dismantle organised criminal networks. The launch of the Raptor North and Raptor South squads will deliver an extra 30 staff, comprising investigators, Operations Support Group (OSG) operatives, and…

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Funding community projects in the Myall Lakes

Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead, has announced 11 community projects in the Myall Lakes electorate will benefit from almost $2.6 million in grant funding under Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Nationals Minister for Regional Roads and Transport, Sam Farraway, visited Pacific Palms to announce funding for two of…

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Funding to keep Dubbo athletics stars on track

The region’s future track and field stars have received a major boost with the announcement of $1,060,000 for Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) to renew the track at the Barden Park Athletics Centre of Excellence. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has joined DRC Mayor Mathew Dickerson, CEO Murray Wood and representatives from Athletics NSW to…

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