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Resources for regions delivers for Orange

Orange will soon benefit from local infrastructure improvements that help the community thrive, thanks to Round Eight of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $75 million Resources for Regions. Nationals Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Sam Farraway has announced $1,335,356 for Clergate Road upgrades, which will deliver stage 2 of the project. “The…

New way ahead for ag workforce

A round of grant funding will be offered to industry to develop projects and initiatives to support the growth, retention, and sustainability of the agricultural workforce. Federal Nationals Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud and Pat Conaghan, Federal Nationals Member for Cowper, said the $7.3 million AgUP grants program would encourage the agriculture,…

Helping border towns back on their feet

The NSW Nationals in the state government have unveiled a $10 million plan to help regional communities bounce back from border closures. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the money will come from the COVID-19 Recovery round of the Cross-Border Commissioner’s Infrastructure Fund for projects to help regional communities recover from…

Nats support Queanbeyan Multilingual Centre

Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro has announced more than $69,900 in funding to help Queanbeyan Multilingual Centre purchase a new mini-bus, deliver targeted grassroots support in response to COVID-19, and address the needs of the most vulnerable in the region. Mr Barilaro said the funding was thanks to a number of grants from the…

NSW Regional Open golf series returns

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole has announced the return of NSW Regional Open Qualifying golf series. He made the announcement with fellow Nationals MPs Dugald Saunders, Gurmesh Singh, and Geoff Provest. Mr Toole said the series will deliver significant economic and tourism benefits to regional NSW after two years of COVID…

Have your say on Great Western Highway upgrade

The community is invited to have its say on the environmental assessment and concept design for the West section of the Great Western Highway upgrade between Little Hartley and Lithgow. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s $2 billion commitment to…

Newell Highway upgrade powering ahead

Construction of about 40 new overtaking lanes along the Newell Highway has hit the halfway mark with two lanes at Firetail now completed, lanes at Back Creek under construction, and safety work at Redbank to be completed shortly. The NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments are jointly investing $1.455 billion towards upgrading the…

Dubbo’s world-class health facilities on show

Federal Nationals Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has showcased some of the region’s amazing healthcare facilities to Regional Health Minister, Dr David Gillespie. First stop was a tour of the newly-opened Western Cancer Centre. Mr Coulton said the visit was particularly special for him, as it was the first time he’d been able to see…

Plans lodged for new high school in Jerrabomberra

Plans have been lodged for a new high school in Jerrabomberra to accommodate around 500 students and meet the growing needs of the community. Deputy Premier Paul Toole, Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor, Nationals Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell and Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro were in Jerrabomberra today at the site…

Government fights for fishing rights

Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has taken aim at the Animal Justice Party for recklessly threatening the future of the state’s invaluable fishing industry. Mr Marshall said he would not entertain the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment (Aquatic Animal Recognition) Bill 2021 tabled before Parliament by the radical group. “The Animal Justice Party…