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$6 million boost for recreational fishing industry

The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced a boost for recreational fishers, with 40 new projects to receive funding from the Recreational Fishing Trusts. Nationals Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Dugald Saunders said a wide range of applications have been received from fishing and community organisations, local councils, and universities across the…

Labor’s plan for the regions exposed

With less than 48 hours until polls close, we’ve finally found out how Anthony Albanese plans to pay for his never-ending list of promises for the big cities – by slashing money for the bush. Whether it’s grants for men’s sheds, sports fields, halls and children’s centres from our $350 million Regional Community Development Grants…

$20 million to grow innovative AgriPark precinct in Wagga Wagga

A re-elected Coalition Government will invest $20 million to grow the AgriPark precinct at Charles Sturt University’s Wagga Wagga campus to build research and industry collaboration across the agriculture sector. Nationals Minister for Regional Education, Bridget McKenzie, said along with investment by Charles Sturt University, the $37.5 million project will deliver an ecosystem where innovation…

$6 million for flood mitigation works in Young

The Nationals in Government are investing more than $6 million towards an $8.2 million project which will help prevent flood events in Young. The Young Trunk Drainage Upgrade involves the demolition of a section of existing 1500mm culvert, construction of a 4×1.6m concrete channel, construction of twin 1500mm culverts, and connection to existing minor drainage…

Wambanumba Creek Bridge officially opened

The new Wambanumba Creek Bridge will enhance road safety and productivity along the Murringo Road between Murringo and Young. The bridge was officially opened by Federal Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack, State Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke, and Hilltops Regional Council Mayor Margaret Roles. Mr McCormack said the Nationals in Government contributed $1,544,500…

Barnaby Joyce – National Press Club address

Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals’ Leader Barnaby Joyce has addressed the National Press Club. He said while this election may be fought by politicians, it is an expression of the fundamental democratic right of the Australian people. “It is a choice between a strong Coalition Government and a Labor opposition presenting one of the most…