Helping hand for country shows

Christmas has come early for country shows right across NSW with funding available to ensure these much-loved community events come back bigger and better than ever in the New Year. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said 190 agricultural shows being staged in 2022 can apply for funding under the NSW Government’s…

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Major funding boost for mountain bike club

The Coffs Coast’s reputation as a mountain biking mecca continues to grow with a $400,397 funding injection from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has congratulated Woolgoolga Mountain Bike Club on its successful application under the Stronger Country Communities Fund for their significant project which will enhance…

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Water security delivered for Bland Shire

A new $9 million water infrastructure project will reinforce water security in the Bland Shire to support industry, agriculture and water supply. Federal Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said the funding would deliver a new water tower, eight-kilometre water supply trunk main, seven-kilometre distribution water main, and new transfer pump station. “Water infrastructure is…

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NSW disaster assistance extended

Disaster assistance is now available in ten additional local government areas following severe storms and flooding which continues to impact areas of New South Wales. The additional LGAs are Bega Valley, Eurobodalla, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Mid-Western, Oberon, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Richmond Valley, Shoalhaven, Walcha, and Wentworth. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements…

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Huge Nats boost for rural health

Federal Nationals Minister for Regional Health, Dr David Gillespie, has announced two significant rural health initiatives. The first, which will take effect from January 1, 2022, will eliminate the HELP debt of doctors and nurse practitioners who work in general practice in a rural, remote, or very remote location for a specified period. For doctors…

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