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New transport service for Tumut and Wagga Wagga

Locals in Tumut and Wagga Wagga will benefit from a new trial bus service rolling out across the region providing better connectivity and more travel choices for residents. NSW Nationals Duty MLC for Wagga Wagga Wes Fang said the return service running from Tumut to Wagga Wagga will operate to connect surrounding towns and ensure…

Rebuilding relief for primary producers

Four new initiatives to support the forestry industry, wine producers and apple growers hit by the bushfires and the effects of COVID-19 are set to form a major plank in the rebuilding effort in communities across Australia. The $86 million worth of new targeted grants will support some of Australia’s hardest-hit primary producers. This is…

Iconic zoo’s newest waterhole officially opened

NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has officially opened Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s newest precinct: the Waterhole. The Waterhole precinct, a $10.2 million project jointly funded by the NSW Nationals in Government an Taronga, features an open style café with integrated animal exhibits. Guests can enjoy a meal or relax with a coffee whilst…

Drought relief approved for Richmond Valley Council

Richmond Valley Council has received a $1 million Nationals in Government grant to assist with drought relief, which will be used to support important community infrastructure. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan joined local mayor Robert Mustow to officially announce the projects. Mr Hogan said the funds were provided to council to assist with…

Full steam ahead for Iluka’s new Ambulance Station

Iluka’s wait for its first ever Ambulance Station is almost over with the Government and the local community agreeing to build it on a site adjacent to the Iluka Bowls Club in Spenser Street, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis announced. “When Iluka Ambulance Action Group founders John and Ann McLean first approached me with this…

Pump track for Lithgow gets green light

Bathurst Nationals MP Paul Toole has announced funding of $522,353 for the development of a ‘pump track’ in Lithgow. The grant to Lithgow City Council comes from the NSW Nationals in Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. “This project will further enhance the facilities at Endeavour Park where the pump track will be located,” Mr Toole…

New police recruits on the beat across regional NSW

Picture: NSW Police Facebook. Photo was taken before COVID-19 restrictions. The safety and security of regional communities and our police force continues to be the NSW Nationals in Government’s highest priority with new police officers on the beat following a private attestation ceremony in Goulburn. “The community is in safer hands with these officers joining…

Michael McCormack

Never been a better time to move to the country

Regional Australia is the best place to live, work, invest and raise a family says Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack. Last year 65,000 more people chose to move to regional Australia from capital cities than the other way around, according to a new Regional Australia Institute (RAI) report tracking population movements between…

Helping dairy farmers lower their power bills

Photo taken before COVID-19 restrictions. The Nationals in Government are helping dairy farmers lower their power bills with grants that will help them become more energy-efficient. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said up to $20,000 was available for a dairy farming business to upgrade equipment to reduce energy consumption. “Energy use in milk…

Regional Australia grows as people seek country living

Tens of thousands of people are choosing regional Australia over the capital cities according to a new Regional Australia Institute (RAI) report tracking population movements between 2011 and 2016. Deputy Prime Minister Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said The Big Movers: Understanding Population Mobility in Regional Australia report showed more and more Australians were attracted to…