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$1.063 million for MidCoast bushfire resilience

Wallaby Joe Rural Fire Service will share in $1.063 million in funding from the NSW Nationals in the federal government to ramp up bushfire resilience across the MidCoast. The brigade shed at Wingham will be more than doubled in size to cater for triple the number of volunteers since the 2019-20 bushfires. Federal Nationals Member…

Almost $2 million for Coffs Coast flood management

Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has congratulated Coffs Harbour City Council on receiving almost $2 million in NSW Government funding for local floodplain management. Mr Singh said the grants, awarded under the 2021-22 Floodplain Management Program, will help the council better understand and manage local flood risk and exposure in the region. The…

NSW Women of the Year awards finalists announced

Some of our state’s most inspiring women have been named as finalists in the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards. Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the 31 remarkable women and girls are making a significant impact across the board, from science to education, health, industry, culture, and community. “I’m always inspired by…

Full steam ahead for Walcha Show

It will be a mix of old and new for the 145th Walcha Show on the 11th and 12th of March, thanks to $36,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Country Shows Support Package. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the return of the Walcha Show was an opportunity to bring the…

Shouting a second round of free RSA courses

By popular demand, an additional 5,000 fee-free Responsible Service of Alcohol courses are now on offer to help people get jobs in the hospitality industry. The RSA courses are available through TAFE NSW and other registered training organisations, and will be delivered either online or face-to-face in less than a day. People who have previously…

Country show season looking bright

Country shows in Cowra, Gundagai, and Woodstock are coming back bigger than ever in 2022, thanks to the Country Shows Support Package from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke, said the Country Shows Support Package has delivered funding for three shows in the Cootamundra electorate; $30,000 for the…

Lismore Airport upgrade underway

Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has turned the sod on a $300,000 project to construct an aircraft run-up bay at Lismore Regional Airport. Lismore Regional Airport is an important facility for the local economy. Pre-COVID it catered for around 12,000 flying passengers annually. Mr Hogan said the upgrade will reduce runway congestion, improving…

Wingham music festival back on centre stage

Visitors to Wingham will once again be able to rock out to an all-star line-up when the Wingham Akoostik Music Festival returns in 2022 thanks to $168,436 support from the NSW Government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead said the festival was a major drawcard for the Wingham area, and…