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Walcha closer to improved water security

A new 300 megalitre off-stream storage dam at Walcha will provide greater water security and reliability for residents and businesses and to help drought-proof the town’s water supply. Work has started on the $11 million project, a joint initiative between the Australian and NSW Governments. The National Water Grid Fund Connections Pathway is contributing $2…

Robbing one water user to underpin another

The New England region should not have its future water security limited by a short-sighted Commonwealth move to pull funding from the Dungowan Dam and pipeline project. Shadow Nationals Minister for Water, Senator Perin Davey, and Shadow Nationals Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said it is vital the government retain…

Better access to Mudgee High library

Students in Dubbo are set to benefit from improvements to their school facilities thanks to a $148 million investment across the state, earmarked in the 2022/23 NSW Budget. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced Mudgee High School will receive funding under the Minor Capital Works program to improve access and safety at the…

Labor abandons Mid North Coast veterans

Despite having one of the largest cohorts of returned servicemen in the country, the Mid North Coast has been completely overlooked in the recent allocation of funding for Veteran Wellbeing Services in NSW as announced by the newly elected Federal Labor Government. Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said the NSW electorates overlooked in…

Cultivating jobs and growth in the Clarence Valley

A specialist Northern Rivers horticulture farm has broken ground marking the commencement of construction of its state-of-the-art glasshouse. In November last year, Provenance Propagation in Wells Crossing, south of Grafton, became the recipient of a $900,000 grant provided through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund. Now reaching its most significant…

New fire danger rating system

From this Thursday, September 1, Fire Danger Ratings will become much simpler as NSW adopts the new Australian Fire Danger Rating System. The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has played a leading role in the development of the new national system, using the latest science as well as extensive community research to make fire danger…

100 days of Labor agriculture failure

The first 100 days of the Federal Labor Government have seen cuts, inaction and delays in a worrying sign of things to come for Australian agriculture as cost of living soars, the skills shortage bites and interest rates continue to climb. Nationals Leader David Littleproud said in 100 days the new Labor Government had scrapped…