Lismore Airport upgrade underway

Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has turned the sod on a $300,000 project to construct an aircraft run-up bay at Lismore Regional Airport. Lismore Regional Airport is an important facility for the local economy. Pre-COVID it catered for around 12,000 flying passengers annually. Mr Hogan said the upgrade will reduce runway congestion, improving…

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Wingham music festival back on centre stage

Visitors to Wingham will once again be able to rock out to an all-star line-up when the Wingham Akoostik Music Festival returns in 2022 thanks to $168,436 support from the NSW Government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead said the festival was a major drawcard for the Wingham area, and…

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Furiosa Full Steam Ahead!

Nationals Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin has met legendary Australian movie director George Miller and producer Doug Mitchell at the set workshop of Furiosa – the long-awaited prequel to the 2015 Academy Award winning movie Mad Max: Fury Road. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Anya Taylor-Joy and Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Furiosa will be the largest…

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Nationals TLC for community treasures

Jabour Park in South Grafton, used by the Grafton Vintage Car Club as well as touch footy teams, is one of a number of local public reserves set for a spruce-up thanks to grants totalling more $200,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said fires, floods and drought…

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Federal funding boost for Hastings evacuation centres

The communities of Rollands Plains, Pappinbarra, and Comboyne will benefit from funding from the NSW Nationals in the federal government to upgrade emergency evacuation centres and build community resilience. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has announced funding under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program to support local communities to continue rebuilding…

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