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Natural Disaster Declared LGAs now reaches 29

Commonwealth-State disaster assistance is now available for an additional six LGAs following the severe weather and flooding. A full list of all 29 LGAs now declared as natural disaster zones can be found below. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement (DRFA). If the eligibility criteria is met, assistance…

Flood Recovery Task Force Mobilised

A multi-agency task force made up of over 500 personnel, helicopters and equipment is being deployed across the flood affected areas in NSW. Premier Dominic Perrottet said the task force consists of personnel from the NSW State Emergency Service, the NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue NSW, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Public Works…

Free school holiday skills training

Young people across NSW will benefit from fee-free hospitality training during the Winter school holidays to help them get the skills they need for the jobs they want. 1,000 free training places are up for grabs for students aged 16 and above as part of a new NSW Nationals in the state government initiative. Courses…

Agriculture and animal emergency flood hotline reactivated

Landholders impacted by the current flood event across NSW can now access immediate support through the reactivated Agriculture and Animal Emergency Services hotline on 1800 814 647. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders said significant work has already been undertaken as part of the flood emergency response to provide support to communities as quickly as…

Better bus stops for Upper Hunter

Upper Hunter Nationals MP Dave Layzell has announced the local community is set to benefit from more than $90,000 in grants for improved infrastructure at local bus stops. “Bus stops are often utilised as we travel around and go about our daily lives and these upgrades will enhance safety and accessibility for all commuters in…