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Nats deliver new engineering jobs

Ten new ongoing full-time employees will soon be plying their trade at West Tamworth’s Apollo Engineering, with the support of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Jobs Creation fund. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced Apollo Engineering will be the recipient of a $200,000 grant that will assist in establishing a…

High tech lights to boost level crossing safety

The NSW Nationals in the state government will trial new technology to reduce the risk of level crossing collisions between trains and vehicles in the bush. The government will fund trials of innovative signs with LED flashing lights at level crossings in Narromine and Bribbaree, to improve awareness and safety. Contracts have been signed with…

Dubbo students set sights on police careers

Seven young people from Dubbo are one step closer to becoming police officers following their graduation from the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery Program (IPROWD). Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the IPROWD program is designed to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed in emergency services. “The program…

Stronger future for Upper Hunter racing

Upper Hunter Nationals MP Dave Layzell has welcomed the NSW Government’s renewed investment in the racing industry which will bolster prizemoney, improve job prospects, and spark infrastructure upgrades. “The 2022-23 State Budget committed approximately $260 million in additional funding over the next four years to the NSW racing industry,” Mr Layzell said. “This announcement will…

RFS tanker deployed to fight U.S wildfires

The NSW Rural Fire Service’s large air tanker, the Marie Bashir, has been deployed to the United States to support the U.S. Forest Service’s firefighting efforts. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said the plane and a crew of aviation personnel departed Australia from Sydney’s Richmond Air…

Labor’s Foot-and-Mouth taskforce – too little too late

Federal Nationals leader and Shadow Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, has slammed the Agriculture Minister’s latest attempts to demonstrate control of the evolving foot-and-mouth disease crisis. Mr Littleproud said the Minister’s announcement of a Government taskforce to examine Australia’s biosecurity preparedness is just a rebadge of what the former Coalition Government already had in place.…

New heights for new Young High School library

A ceremony has been conducted at Young High School to mark the completion of the highest point of the new joint-use library facility as well as the official handover of the school’s new canteen, student toilets, and staff hub. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said she was looking forward to watching the new library…

Extra police for Richmond and Clarence Valleys

NSW Deputy Premier, Nationals Leader and Minister for Police, Paul Toole joined Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis for a visit to Grafton Police station and confirmed the number of officers in the two Police Districts serving the Clarence and Richmond Valleys will each increase by eight in the coming year. Chris Gulaptis helped negotiate a…

Muswellbrook South Public School upgrade underway

Nationals Member for Upper Hunter, Dave Layzell, has visited Muswellbrook South Public School for the official sod turn to mark the beginning of almost $21 million worth of construction work. The upgraded school will deliver brand new facilities to meet the growing student and community needs in the area, and will include 13 new permanent…