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Nats in government deliver for disaster-hit community

Camden Haven was left reeling during the 2019 bushfires, and more recently due to storms and floods. Now the community is banding together to improve disaster resilience thanks to the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, announced over $120,000 in funding to support the community in increasing…

Water

Nats securing water future

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are providing another $22.3 million for the development of eight water infrastructure projects to help secure our future. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Michael McCormack said the NSW Nationals in the federal government are delivering the infrastructure that forms the National Water Grid as part of a…

Biosecurity boost

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are bolstering protection for agriculture and regional communities through a new $371 million package. The package will strengthen Australia’s ability to keep out exotic pests and diseases and improve our ability to fight an outbreak. Australia’s biosecurity system protects $42 billion in inbound tourism, $53 billion in agricultural…

Nats in government boost harvest workforce

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are getting workers into jobs on Australian farms. Following consultation with the agricultural industry the government is delivering a new more flexible approach to its Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program for short-term agricultural work. Assistance to support people to take up short-term agricultural work will…

Koorawatha commemorates with restored honour rolls

The Koorawatha community will continue to commemorate its war service for years to come, with restoration work completed on the town’s Honour Rolls. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined the community in unveiling the restored rolls, funded through a $9680 grant from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Community War Memorial Fund. Ms Cooke…

Native fish return to river after 70 years

More than 7500 juvenile Macquarie Perch have been released into the Macquarie River, more than 70 years after the species was last recorded in the catchment. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said the fish were released into the river at Winburndale Dam near Bathurst. “After a 70-year hiatus from the local waterway, it is…

Ambitious plan to improve the Great Western Highway

Planning is underway on making an 11-kilometre tunnel the central component of an upgraded Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the proposed tunnel, which would be the longest of its kind in Australia, would transform the state by better connecting the Central West to the east coast. “We have…

Country women get support from Nationals in government

Female sporting teams across regional NSW will benefit from new and improved facilities, thanks to the $100 million Stronger Country Communities Fund from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Deputy Premier John Barilaro, NSW Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor and NSW Nationals Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said applications…