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Milestones pave the way for Tamworth jobs boom

Tamworth’s economy is set to grow thanks to $20,246,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Restart NSW Growing Local Economies Fund. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the NSW Government had funded the Trunk Stormwater Drainage infrastructure as part of the Tamworth Global Gateway Park, a development which will create thousands of…

“Water is wealth and a dam is a bank”

The NSW Nationals in the federal government will commit up to $433 million in additional funding toward the construction of Dungowan Dam, reinforcing the importance of this region-building project. Through the 2022-23 Budget, the government has locked the money in to ensure the project gets built, pending finalisation of the business case, due later this…

No red tape for interstate hospitality workers

The number of NSW hospitality workers is being boosted to help businesses struggling with staff shortages. The Automatic Mutual Recognition initiative allows certified Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) staff from Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, and the ACT to work in NSW without needing new credentials. Nationals Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson…

Empowering more Coffs Coast women

Coffs Harbour Lions Club is among 18 organisations to receive funding as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $1 million Investing in Women Fund. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said organisations like Lions play a crucial role in our community, providing local women with the support they need. “I’m delighted…

New country rail headquarters open in Orange

UGL Regional Linx’s (UGLRL) new headquarters in Orange has been officially opened by Acting Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole and Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway. Mr Toole said UGLRL is delivering on its promise for a new regional head office and purpose-built Network Control Centre as part of…

Cowper surf clubs benefit from new safety equipment

Nine surf clubs across Cowper have been able to purchase vital lifesaving equipment to prevent fatal and non-fatal drownings, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s investment in Surf Life Saving Australia’s (SLSA) Beach Safety Equipment Fund. Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said surf clubs across the Mid North Coast have…

Scott Barrett MLC inaugural speech

Scott Barrett MLC has delivered his inaugural speech. He spoke of his love for the land and his love for his family. Scott spoke about his strong ties to the regions, and of his plans while in the Parliament. Here’s what Scott had to say: I am humbled and honoured to be standing in this…

NSW Seniors Festival underway

Seniors throughout the Cootamundra Electorate are encouraged to get out and join in local activities while reconnecting with their community during this year’s NSW Seniors Festival which starts today – Friday, March 25 – and runs until Sunday, April 3. More than 90 community organisations and councils across the state will host events in the…