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Grafton Hospital upgrade nearing completion

The new $17.5 million Grafton Base Hospital Ambulatory Care Centre is on track to be completed by middle of this year despite disruption from the coronavirus, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. “In fact, the builders are addressing the COVID-19 situation and have introduced precautionary measures to ensure a safe workplace for all involved…

Getting on with the job at Dungowan Dam

Water security in Tamworth has been increased thanks to funding announced by the NSW Nationals in Government to fast-track critical water infrastructure projects. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the region had seen much-needed rain but was still dealing with the repercussions of the drought and the disastrous effect it had on our…

Helping deliver donated fodder

Throughout May trucks carrying a total of 574 tonnes of hay will be rolling into Gollan to help drought-affected farmers, thanks to a $137,000 NSW Nationals in Government Donated Fodder Transport subsidy. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said this was part of a broad range of support available to assist farmers and their…

Fireproofing critical communications gear

The Nationals in Government are investing $37.1 million to strengthen telecommunications resilience in bushfire and disaster-prone areas so that communities can stay connected during emergencies. Federal Nationals Minister for Regional Communications Mark Coulton MP said the Government was taking swift action to implement measures to improve telecommunications resilience and redundancy following the 2019-20 bushfire season.…

Transforming streets and public spaces

NOTE: Image taken prior to social distancing restrictions Communities are encouraged to come up with ideas to transform local streets into shared public spaces as part of a program to increase places for people to safely walk, cycle or exercise. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the new $15 million Streets as…

New payment to help seniors stay safe in aged care

An additional COVID-19 specific support package totalling $205 million will help seniors remain safe and healthy in aged care. Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan welcomed the additional funding as it will help all Commonwealth-funded residential aged care providers protect our elderly loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic. “Senior Australians are highly vulnerable to…

Bushfire recovery gets massive funding boost

Local economic recovery plans will help towns and regions hit by bushfires get back on their feet as part of a new $650 million package of support from the Federal Nationals in Government. As part of the Regional Bushfire Recovery and Development Program, bushfire affected communities will share in $448.5 million to support the delivery…

Details of major drought relief boost revealed

Farmers and communities across the state will continue to receive vital drought assistance with the NSW Nationals in Government providing a $310 million boost to the Emergency Drought Relief Package. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said that this crucial funding would ease the financial burden on regional communities caused by the drought.…

Major boost to drought relief efforts

This year has been a tough one for regional NSW, Deputy Premier John Barilaro says, with the devastating bushfires taking their toll and the economic fallout from COVID-19, all while we still sit firmly in the shadow of the worst drought in recorded history. But throughout all of this, the NSW Nationals have remained unwavering…

Bushfire recovery grants support communities

Rappville was one of many regional communities devastated by the recent bushfires, but the Nationals in Government are helping rebuild and recover. More than 50 homes were destroyed, lives were lost, and livelihoods were shattered when the res ripped through the region, but it is an incredibly resilient community, local Nationals Member for Page Kevin…