100 days on – flood repairs powering ahead

Three months after unprecedented floods devastated parts of NSW, the mammoth effort to repair regional road and rail links is powering ahead. Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said Transport for NSW crews have been working around the clock to reconnect communities since the first wave of extreme weather triggered the February-March…

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Record agricultural exports defy disruptions

Australia’s agricultural exports are set to hit a record $65 billion in value in 2022-23 as total production tops $80 billion for a second straight year. Executive Director of ABARES Dr Jared Greenville said the sector would weather input and supply chain challenges to produce $80.4 billion in commodities on the back of favourable conditions…

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Stunning new walk opens in the Snowies

The second stage of a world-class multi-day walk, featuring the country’s highest suspension bridge between Guthega and Charlotte Pass in Kosciuszko National Park, is now complete. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the spectacular new nine-kilometre track along the upper Snowy River is helping to establish the region as a key…

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Rates relief for flood victims

Thousands of ratepayers whose properties were damaged in this year’s devastating floods will receive rates relief, thanks to a $40 million funding package from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said ratepayers in any of the seven Northern Rivers Local Government Areas (LGAs) who made…

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Certainty for North Coast timber processors

Timber processors on the flood-affected NSW North Coast have been given certainty to invest in their businesses and equipment, following the NSW Nationals in the state government’s announcement of a five-year extension to existing wood supply agreements. Deputy Premier Paul Toole said the additional five-year deal has aligned the expiry date for all timber supply…

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Road and bridge improvements for Dungog

Motorists in Dungog Shire are seeing the results of initiatives being delivered to improve safety on local and rural roads. Upper Hunter Nationals MP Dave Layzell has hosted Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway on a tour of the vital works being delivered by Dungog Shire Council to reduce its backlog of…

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New lights unveiled at Dungowan Recreation Ground

The Dungowan Cowboys are training under new lights after works were completed on the $186,881 Dungowan Recreation Ground lighting project, funded by the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson attended the Cowboys training session to see the lights in action. “The Cowboys have a fantastic…

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