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More habitat for endangered koalas in the Tweed

The NSW Nationals in Government have acquired an additional 89 hectares of land to expand Cudgen Nature Reserve and aid the recovery of the Tweed koala population. The addition will help to provide long-term habitat protection for native plants and animals on the Tweed Coast, including the endangered Tweed and Brunswick Rivers koala colony. NSW…

Emergency communications boost for Myall Lakes

NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced that the local public safety network (PSN) has been boosted with the completion of six new radio sites at Nerong State Forest, Nabiac, Coolongolook, Smiths Lake, Ganghat and Forster. Mr Bromhead said the new radio sites, delivered by NSW Telco Authority, are vital to ongoing…

Free legal help for bushfire-hit locals

Farmers, small businesses and regional communities recovering from the worst bushfire season in memory are set to benefit from close to $5 million in funding thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said this investment will play an important role in helping our community recover from the…

Wheelie handy local sport grant for Tamworth

Tamworth BMX Club has received $15,000 in a Local Sport Grant that will be used to upgrade the competition track surface thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the grant would improve the Club’s pedal-power so it could begin to lobby again for major events on the…

Turbocharging regional recycling abilities

The Federal Nationals in Government are turbocharging the country’s recycling capacity after the Council of Australian Governments agreed to progressively ban the export of plastic, paper, tyres and glass waste from July 2020. Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said the $190 million commitment to a new Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) would accelerate industry…

Northern Rivers receives bushfire recovery help

The Nationals in Government have announced a number of bushfire recovery grants across regional and rural NSW. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said Kyogle Council received a $1.3 million grant to assist with bushfire recovery, which was distributed through various businesses and community organisations. Mr Hogan said the funds were provided to the…

Worimi Sports Leadership Project announced

Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has announced funding of $131,474 to assist the Tobwabba Aboriginal Medical Service to implement it’s Worimi Sports Leadership Project. In consultation with community, the Worimi Sports Leadership Project will increase participation of local Aboriginal community members in sport and recreation activities and foster excellence in high-performing individuals…

New mobile phone towers for the regions

The NSW Nationals in Government will deliver new mobile phone towers, and a faster and more reliable wireless broadband internet service to regional communities, courtesy of the $50 million Connecting Country Communities Fund. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said 21 new mobile phone towers will be delivered in partnership with Optus…