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Rates relief for flood victims

Thousands of ratepayers whose properties were damaged in this year’s devastating floods will receive rates relief, thanks to a $40 million funding package from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said ratepayers in any of the seven Northern Rivers Local Government Areas (LGAs) who made…

Certainty for North Coast timber processors

Timber processors on the flood-affected NSW North Coast have been given certainty to invest in their businesses and equipment, following the NSW Nationals in the state government’s announcement of a five-year extension to existing wood supply agreements. Deputy Premier Paul Toole said the additional five-year deal has aligned the expiry date for all timber supply…

Road and bridge improvements for Dungog

Motorists in Dungog Shire are seeing the results of initiatives being delivered to improve safety on local and rural roads. Upper Hunter Nationals MP Dave Layzell has hosted Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway on a tour of the vital works being delivered by Dungog Shire Council to reduce its backlog of…

New lights unveiled at Dungowan Recreation Ground

The Dungowan Cowboys are training under new lights after works were completed on the $186,881 Dungowan Recreation Ground lighting project, funded by the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson attended the Cowboys training session to see the lights in action. “The Cowboys have a fantastic…

Boost for North Coast forest roads

Campers, cyclists, hikers and timber harvesters will have greater access to flood-affected state forests under the NSW Government’s $60 million investment to repair critical road infrastructure. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said Forestry Corporation maintains a network of forest roads and trails spanning 60,000 kilometres, and these are critical for community…

Seabed “seacrets”

The pristine Tweed coast features in new highly detailed digital maps covering 6,800km of the NSW coastline which the NSW Nationals in the state government have just made available for all to see. Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest has announced people can view the new maps with a Seabed NSW 3D map viewer. “Tweed Shire…

Hands-on support for flood-affected farmers

Primary producers in flood-affected regions of NSW will soon have access to a range of technical support and recovery advice thanks to the new $13 million Early Needs Recovery Program. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said this program will provide hands-on advice and information to primary producers including site visits, workshops,…