Game changer for Blackhead Tennis Club

The Myall Lakes will benefit from $60,000 in community funding to light Blackhead Tennis Club under the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead, said the funding will help make the sport accessible to more people. “Installing lighting at Blackhead Tennis courts will be a game…

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Paws for celebration as biosecurity Detector Dog Program marks 30 years

Australia’s biosecurity detector dog program is celebrating 30 years of dedication and detection on Australia’s biosecurity frontline. Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and Australia’s Director of Biosecurity, Mr Andrew Metcalfe AO, said detector dogs have become a critical part of the department’s biosecurity detection capability. “The first barks about employing…

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Submissions open for NSW flood inquiry

Submissions have opened to the 2022 NSW Flood Inquiry. Professor Mary O’Kane AC and Michael Fuller APM will lead the six-month independent Inquiry, which will review the preparation for, causes of, response to and recovery from the 2022 catastrophic flood event across the state of NSW. The inquiry will play a critical role in providing…

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Call for tenders for new Dubbo bridge

A major milestone has been reached in the New Dubbo Bridge project with tenders called for the lead construction contractor to build the $220 million project, which is being funded by the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments. Tenders will be invited on April 28, 2022 and will be open for eight weeks,…

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Masterplan for new $80 million Moree District Hospital redevelopment

Nationals MP for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has unveiled the $80 million Moree District Hospital redevelopment draft masterplan, which will include a new hospital and clinical services building. The redevelopment will deliver nurses, doctors, allied health staff and the local community with upgraded clinical facilities, services and health infrastructure. The redevelopment includes a new clinical…

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Labor’s raid on the regions – Barnaby Joyce

In a campaign pitch to the nation, the Labor Party’s Anthony Albanese last night launched Labor’s raid on the regions. The Labor leader’s 36-minute Budget reply speech failed to include any mention of regional projects the Labor Party intends to fund, nor did it include Labor’s support for the nation-building infrastructure projects our government is…

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Griefline ready to answer calls in NSW

NSW residents struggling to cope with the death of a loved one can access six free counselling sessions from Griefline, thanks to a $1 million investment from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said the telephone-based counselling will be invaluable for those people struggling to cope with…

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