Nats deliver Forster’s first ambulance station

Local paramedics have been handed the keys to Forster’s first ambulance station with construction of the new state-of-the-art station now complete. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the new purpose-built station on Breese Parade was delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration program. “We’ve reached the final…

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More communities now disaster-declared

Joint-funded disaster assistance is now available in an additional 11 local government areas following severe flooding across New South Wales which began on September 14 and which continues to impact significant parts of the state. The LGAs are: Bega Valley, Junee, Muswellbrook, Nambucca Valley, Shoalhaven, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys, Temora, Walcha, Yass Valley, and the…

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Pens down for HSC class of 2022

The 2022 Higher School Certificate exams are officially over, after 3,629 Design and Technology students finished the final exam. Nationals Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said this marks the end of a 13-year schooling career for 67,327 HSC students. “The Class of 2022 have worked tremendously hard to get to this point…

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154 new paramedics join the ranks

Frontline services have received a welcome boost with another 154 new paramedic recruits inducted today, part of a $1.76 billion funding boost in ambulance services. This is the second cohort of paramedics starting work this financial year, following 95 paramedics joining the ranks in August. The recruits are in addition to the record 750 paramedics…

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Standing tall with Dubbo teens

About 2,300 school students and over 200 teachers flocked to the Dubbo Showgrounds today for the second leg of the inaugural Stand Tall Regional Tour, supported by the NSW Nationals in the state government. Tailored for high school students, the event brings together inspirational speakers like Olympic high jump silver medallist Nicola Olysagers, The Voice…

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Crucial program changing the lives of regional patients

More than 4,500 new patients have taken advantage of the increased financial assistance available to people in regional communities who need to travel long distances to receive specialist care. Nationals Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said more than 1,000 additional patients per month have lodged claims under the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance…

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$290,000 for Prince Alfred Bridge memorial

The NSW Nationals in the state government will provide $290,000 to develop a memorial for the former Prince Alfred Bridge timber road viaduct at Gundagai. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the memorial would include two locations with tourist features to pay tribute to the former local landmark. “The 711-metre timber bridge first built…

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