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$20 million boost for drought hubs

Agility, innovation and region-specific solutions will expand the focus of the eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs around Australia. Speaking at the Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub in Wagga Wagga, federal Nationals Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the agricultural industry will benefit from the $20 million funding boost. “These hubs are a…

Fire-affected school ready for Term 1

Dubbo South Public School is cleaned up and new facilities are in place ready to welcome students back this week, after a fire at the end of 2021. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has visited the school and welcomed the progress made over the holidays to restore the site. “Thankfully no-one was injured and…

Over 300 jobs to be created in Wagga Wagga

A Riverina business that designs and builds innovative screening attachments for heavy industries is set for a major expansion, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund. Duty Nationals MLC for Wagga Wagga, Wes Fang, said a $6.64 million grant will enable FlipScreen Australia to build a large-scale manufacturing facility…

Cooler on court in Ballina

One of the most popular sporting venues in the Northern Rivers region will soon have a new air ventilation system to keep players cooler on court. The Ballina Indoor Sports Centre will receive $155,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to install the new system. Nationals Minister for Regional…

Good Old Days festival celebrates pioneer heritage

Australia’s largest gathering of harnessed draught animals will come back bigger and better than before over the 2022 October long weekend in Barellan, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said The Good Old Days Festival is a unique event…

Record school infrastructure investment continues in Tweed

Construction work continues on upgrades to Kingscliff High School, Kingscliff Public School, Tweed River High School and Tweed Heads South Public School, with Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest visiting the sites. The NSW Nationals in the state government are delivering record funding in school infrastructure, with $120 million being invested in the Tweed electorate…