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Regional Digital Tech Hub tender now open

The Federal Nationals in Government have opened a competitive tender process for the delivery of the new Regional Digital Technology Hub that will support regional Australians in building digital capabilities Nationals Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton called for all interested providers to apply now for the design, build and operation of the state-of-the-art Digital…

Great Western Highway gets safety upgrades

A two-kilometre stretch of the Great Western Highway near Meadow Flat Public School is set to undergo an $8 million safety upgrade thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government. Bathurst Nationals MP Paul Toole said the Government was funding the improvements which started this week and were expected to take three months to complete, weather…

Optus delivers better coverage on mid north coast

Optus has switched on a new tower in Kew, located in the mid north coast region of New South Wales, delivering improved coverage and capacity along the Pacific Highway. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie joined with representatives from Optus and the local community to welcome the infrastructure and Optus’ continued commitment to…

Loss of local newspapers ‘disappointing’

The end of the print editions of the Daily Examiner, the Richmond River Express-Examiner, Coastal Views, and the Tweed Daily News, among others, has been described as “disappointing” by local NSW Nationals MPs. The loss of these mastheads that have delivered news across the region for many, many years is very disappointing, according to Clarence…

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Funding for pest animal control at Glen Innes

New funding from the Federal Nationals in Government will help equip farmers in the Glen Innes region with additional skills and knowledge to improve sustainability and their bottom line. Nationals Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said $36,560 was being provided to Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee (GLENRAC) under Round 3 of the Australian…

Health reform secures record public hospital funding

Public hospitals across Australia will have record funding for the next five years after all states and territories signed onto the Australian Government’s new health reform agreement. This record funding agreement will deliver more doctors, more nurses and more services across public hospitals in every state and territory. This commitment ensures the Australian health system…

Country showground upgrades to create local jobs

Please note, this photo was taken before social distancing measures were implemented Showgrounds across the state are set to receive funding from the NSW Nationals in Government to upgrade facilities and help create local jobs. NSW Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin announced Alstonville, Mullumbimby, Bonalbo, Lismore, Murwillumbah, Nimbin and Tenterfield showgrounds were…

New Macksville Hospital opened

The new $73 million Macksville District Hospital has been officially opened by the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said the opening celebrated a commitment to building another state-of-the-art development in the Oxley region. “This state-of-the-art facility will enhance and improve patient and ambulatory care, as well as provide a…

Ski slopes to reopen from June 22

Holidaymakers can start planning trips to the state’s ski fields with the NSW Nationals in Government announcing the alpine region will be open from June 22. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said work was underway to ensure appropriate COVIDsafe measures were in place at Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Perisher. “One of the…

Funding for bushfire-affected farmers

Bushfire-affected primary producers in the Mid-Western Region have received a much-needed boost with more than $1 million in Special Disaster Bushfire Grants from the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said 17 out of 21 grant applications in the region had been approved, with $1,033,465.95 already distributed to Mid-Western Region…