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Scholarships for aspiring regional event managers

The NSW Nationals in the state government will provide Diploma of Event Management scholarships to 20 up-and-coming event managers across regional NSW through a partnership with peak events industry body Meetings & Events Australia. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said it was great to see talent from the Cootamundra electorate recognised among the recipients…

Nats support Men’s Sheds

For more than 15 years, the Lithgow Men’s Shed has provided a place for locals to have a chinwag over a cup of tea, chip away at a project, and challenge themselves to create or learn something new. The Men’s Shed has recently purchased two Dell monitors, and replenished its stores of safety glasses and…

Helping local communities remember war veterans

Two projects have been approved for funding under the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s Saluting Their Service Program ahead of one of the most important days in our nation’s calendar – Remembrance Day. Federal Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said it was important to remember and commemorate the efforts of our veterans. “The…

Nats support regional visitor economy

The regional NSW visitor economy will be boosted by a share of $5.5 million in grants from the NSW Nationals in the state government to support product development, marketing programs, and business events. The investment across regional NSW will create jobs, enhance the visitor experience, promote NSW regions as ‘must-visit’ destinations, and stimulate new business…

Smoother landings for Gunnedah Airport

Gunnedah airport’s long awaited runway upgrade will soon be delivered thanks to $1.844 million from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Resources for Regions Fund. The funding announcement comes after Gunnedah Shire Council resolved to take steps to certify the Gunnedah Aerodrome as per Civil Aviation Safety Authority requirements. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin…

Rural health trainees get a taste of mid-North Coast life

Hundreds of students studying to be doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals head to Coffs Harbour every year for part of their training, creating jobs, boosting local investment and increasing access to health professionals for local patients. Through the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program, students are exposed…

Housing supply and affordability in the regions

An independent report has been released with recommendations for how the planning system can address housing supply and affordability in regional communities. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole welcomed the Regional Housing Taskforce’s report, which was underpinned by five key recommendations and 15 actions. “We set up the Taskforce to provide advice…

Medal-winning advice for the HSC class of 2021

Few people are as familiar with the challenges of reaching the finishing line in this pandemic as our Tokyo Olympians, and today they’ve sent their best wishes to our HSC students ahead of the start of their written exams. Nationals Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said students should remember life after school is just around…

$120,000 grant for Coffs screen manufacturer

A Coffs Harbour business that designs and builds innovative outdoor screens for homes and businesses is set to bring manufacturing inhouse to reduce its reliance on offshore suppliers, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund. A $120,000 grant will help Ossie O buy and install new plant and equipment…