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More places for local children in preschools

More families will have access to preschool thanks to a new round of funding creating additional places in preschools for children on waitlists. The NSW Nationals Government are continuing their commitment to increase access to preschool for communities across the State with another round of Start Strong Capital Works Grants for community preschools. NSW Nationals…

Saluting their service

Community groups and organisations across the State will be better equipped to remember the service and sacrifice of our current and former Australian Defence Force personnel thanks to the Nationals in Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie congratulated Forster-Tuncurry RSL Sub-Branch, which was among the recipients…

New Department bringing jobs to the regions

An office for the newly-created Department of Regional NSW will be established in Dubbo, Queanbeyan, Armidale and Coffs Harbour, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the regions and putting regional communities at the forefront of government decision making. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders welcomed the announcement for his region. “People in regional NSW…

Tackling homelessness in the Tweed

Intensive work to reduce rough sleeping in Tweed Heads and surrounding areas is delivering positive results with dozens of people assisted into safe and secure housing. Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the NSW Nationals in Government’s $5.1 million assertive outreach program is helping turn the tide on homelessness in the region. “Staff have been…

Taree respiratory clinic opening on Monday

Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has announced a new respiratory clinic will open on Monday, June 29 at Butterworth Lane, Taree. Dr Simon Holliday will be managing the clinic that will assess members of the public who have mild to moderate cold or flu symptoms and test them for COVID-19. “This is…

Showground upgrade to help during pandemic

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has visited Weethalle Showground to celebrate $144,108 in recent funding. The funding, granted as part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package, will refurbish the kitchen, install outdoor seating and bring power to the recreation ground. Mark Booker, President of Weethalle Show Society Incorporated, said that…

Local businesses awarded $600,000 to reduce waste

NSW Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin has announced Cool Planet and The Diverter had each been awarded $300,000 through the Bin Trim Program to work with NSW businesses to help them increase their recycling and reduce waste going to landfill. The Bin Trim program, funded under the NSW Nationals in Government’s Waste…

Truck wash upgrade saves water and cuts costs

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has welcomed upgrades to the truck wash at Scone’s Regional Livestock Selling Centre, which will allow waste to be recycled on site, reducing environmental impacts and keeping livestock loads on the move. The Fixing Country Truck Washes program plays an important role in ensuring the safety and…

Resources for Regions pumps funding into Gunnedah

Round Seven of the Resources for Regions program will pump $1,430,305 into Gunnedah Shire Council as well as acknowledging the contribution mining makes to the economy of the region. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the funding announcement was great news for the local community and Gunnedah Council’s strategic plans for improving the…

Bulahdelah prepares for next bushfire season

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has welcomed the NSW Nationals in Government’s commitment to ensure the safety of communities from bushfires following the announcement of a new State Mitigation Crew for Bulahdelah. On top of a record firefighting budget, the crew is part of a $10.7 million investment to fast track the State’s hazard…