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Budget 2019: Regions Set For Transformation

Regional communities and drought-stricken farmers are at the heart of the 2019-20 NSW Budget with the Nationals in Government expanding emergency drought support measures, increasing funding for regional roads and water security, and investing record amounts in mobile and data connectivity. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said this Budget commited $355…

Regions Doing It Tough Get An Extra Boost

Regional families will receive even more support with the Nationals in Government announcing a further round of funding for Early Childhood and Education services – part of a $755 million boost to support regional areas experiencing the State’s worst drought on record. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro said a further…

Digitally Connecting Regional NSW

Regional communities need access to the very best mobile phone and internet services; it’s essential digital infrastructure for homes, businesses and emergency services. That’s why the Nationals in Government have allocated $400 million over the next four years to significantly improve data services throughout the regions, including the development of a data hub at Dubbo.…

Perin Davey Wins Senate Seat

The NSW Nationals have a new Senator for the next six years, and the bush has a tough fighter on its side. Perin Davey, a no-nonsense country woman from the Riverina, has been elected as a NSW Senator after the distribution of preferences by the Australian Electoral Commission. This great result comes after a hard-fought…

The NSW Nationals fast track infrastructure projects to support communities affected by drought.

Communities suffering under severe drought conditions will benefit from accelerated funding for critical town water projects, as well as other shovel-ready infrastructure projects. Shovel-ready projects that could be funded include regional airport upgrades, activation of industrial lands and CBD revitalisation projects. The Nationals in Government have committed to a $170 million Drought Infrastructure Package that…

Regional Rail Supports Regional Jobs

The Nationals in Government’s Regional Rail Fleet Project will open the door to new opportunities for local businesses and suppliers, as well as creating hundreds of jobs in regional communities. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said industry briefings for the project were held on Monday, May 27, led by Momentum Trains, with more…

Federal Nationals Returned To Government

The Federal Nationals have been returned to Government after a hard-fought campaign thanks to the tireless work of our members and supporters. This incredible result is because of the long hours spent on pre-poll, handing out how-to-vote cards across the State. It’s due to all the people who got up at the crack of dawn…

Nationals Announce Approval Of Solar Farm

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced the approval of a new $130 million solar facility to be built near West Wyalong, paving the way for construction to begin. Ms Cooke said the 100 megawatt solar farm will generate up to 150 jobs during its construction, and create clean, renewable energy to power…