Greens water push will destroy river communities

The Greens are already putting demands on the Albanese Labor Government to rewrite the Murray-Darling Basin Plan to the detriment of Basin communities. Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young is not only trying to write the ALP’s water policy, but also dictate their Ministry demanding a South Australian Minister be appointed to oversee the Murray-Darling Basin Plan…

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Facelift for 92 year old Upper Rouchel bridge

The state-significant Junction Bridge at Upper Rouchel is to be brought back to its former glory. Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the rare Harvey Dare truss structure provided an important link for the local community, and rehabilitation works starting next week were needed to ensure it continued to give safe and reliable…

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Gunnedah hospital update

Work on the $53 million Gunnedah Hospital redevelopment project continues with further consultation sessions planned over the coming weeks. As the date nears for the release of the concept design, the project team will be back on the ground in Gunnedah meeting staff to commence developing the schematic designs. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson…

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$6 million boost for recreational fishing industry

The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced a boost for recreational fishers, with 40 new projects to receive funding from the Recreational Fishing Trusts. Nationals Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Dugald Saunders said a wide range of applications have been received from fishing and community organisations, local councils, and universities across the…

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Labor’s plan for the regions exposed

With less than 48 hours until polls close, we’ve finally found out how Anthony Albanese plans to pay for his never-ending list of promises for the big cities – by slashing money for the bush. Whether it’s grants for men’s sheds, sports fields, halls and children’s centres from our $350 million Regional Community Development Grants…

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$20 million to grow innovative AgriPark precinct in Wagga Wagga

A re-elected Coalition Government will invest $20 million to grow the AgriPark precinct at Charles Sturt University’s Wagga Wagga campus to build research and industry collaboration across the agriculture sector. Nationals Minister for Regional Education, Bridget McKenzie, said along with investment by Charles Sturt University, the $37.5 million project will deliver an ecosystem where innovation…

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