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Fresh pathways into work for next ag generation

Budding agronomists, livestock managers, and farmers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a two-year employment program to get a head start in the agriculture industry. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders said the Agricultural Pathways Program targets recent school leavers to join the managing teams of the Department of Primary Industries’ 13,000-hectare research…

Country horses to jump at Royal Randwick

Country horses, trainers and owners have a direct line to Royal Randwick thanks to Racing NSW and the 2022 Newhaven Park Country Championships which will see the best county horses showcased on the big stage at Day 1 of the Championships. Nationals Minister for Racing Kevin Anderson said the Country Championships will see eight races,…

$30 million kickstart for regional housing

Tamworth Regional Council has been encouraged to apply for a share in $30 million in funding to help fast track new housing in 21 Regional council areas, ahead of the government’s initial response to the recommendations of the Regional Housing Taskforce. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said housing shortages have proven to be one…

Arts and culture hitting the road in 2022

Audiences across regional NSW will enjoy more performances and creative experiences as arts and cultural organisations and groups take their shows on the road in 2022, supported by the NSW Nationals in the state government. More than $660,000 will be delivered through the first round of the NSW Government’s Regional Arts Touring fund supporting 11…

New England Highway upgrade driving ahead

A major upgrade of the New England Highway between Belford and the Golden Highway is driving ahead, with work to improve safety and travel times along a four-kilometre section of the highway progressing well. Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the NSW Nationals in the state government are investing $97 million to provide…