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Nats deliver Marine Rescue safety upgrade

NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has congratulated the Marine Rescue NSW Woolgoolga Unit on the welcome arrival of new safety equipment. Mr Singh said the unit is the beneficiary $81,000 in funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government for the purchase of a rescue vessel launching tractor, now in operation…

Spectacular boost to school arts programs

A new grants program has been created to help rebuild school arts programs as students return next term. Nationals Minister for Education and Early Childhood Sarah Mitchell has launched the Arts Recovery Program, which will operate with funds earmarked for the world’s biggest variety show – the NSW Schools Spectacular. The Spectacular, which highlights the…

NSW to introduce world’s largest shark management program

The world’s largest suite of shark management tools and technologies will be deployed to NSW beaches after funding was nearly tripled to expand the NSW Government’s Shark Management Program. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said increasing funding to $21.4 million would support the expansion of the effective, evidence-based shark management program…

COVID update for Hilltops LGA

Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is urging residents in the Young district to come forward for testing as the Hilltops local government area returns to stay-at-home orders for seven days from 6.00pm Friday, September 17. Stay-at-home orders mean you can only leave your place of residence for a reasonable excuse, including to: obtain food…

Boost for domestic softwood timber supply

The domestic softwood timber industry has received a significant boost with the NSW Nationals in the state government directing Forestry Corporation to divert selected softwood log exports, impacted by the China trade embargo, to domestic markets. Deputy Premier and Forestry Minister John Barilaro said this will see at least an extra 270,000 tonnes of timber…