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Net gain for Dubbo cricketers

Junior and senior cricketers in Dubbo will benefit from the refurbishment of Lady Cutler Southeast training nets, with South Dubbo Cricket Club receiving $66,215 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s ClubGrants Category 3 Fund. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the ClubGrants Fund reinvests a contribution from the state’s registered clubs gaming…

Final design ready for new Wallendbeen bridge

Construction is expected to begin later this year after the final design for the new permanent bridge at Wallendbeen was completed. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said this is welcome news for residents and transport operators who have been living with a temporary single-lane steel bridge after a wet weather event severely damaged the…

Funding boost for local libraries

Four small town libraries are slated for upgrades after Tamworth Regional Council received $170,792 in funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Public Library Infrastructure Grant program. Libraries in Barraba, Kootingal, Manilla, and Nundle will share in the funding that sees improvements to shelving, seating, and furniture and the introduction of Aboriginal placemaking…

$67 million for education flood recovery

Schools, early childhood education and care services, and vocational training services across the Northern Rivers and North Coast will receive a $67 million boost to help their recovery from the devastating floods. The package focuses on replacing educational resources, staff wellbeing, and trauma training to support students, including: • $10 million hardship fund for families…

Nats to deliver Muswellbrook bypass

The NSW Nationals in the federal government have committed $268.8 million to build the Muswellbrook bypass on the New England Highway, which will create hundreds of jobs and slash travel times for freight operators. Construction on the project is expected to commence in early 2023 and be completed by late 2027. Once complete, it will…