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Infrastructure boost for R & R Care

Coffs Coast community organisation R&R Care Ltd is celebrating $40,000 in funding through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said this funding will help R&R Care in their important work by providing improvements to facilities and services our community deserves. “R&R Care in Coffs…

Nats deliver facelift for Richmond Valley icon

The tiny Richmond Valley community of New Italy welcomed North Coast Nationals MLC and Minister for Arts Ben Franklin, along with Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis, who’ve announced a $250,000 grant to renovate the Italian Pavilion. “There is nowhere on the planet quite like New Italy. It is a North Coast treasure and it is…

Iluka’s first ambulance station officially opened

Iluka has celebrated as one with Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis and Nationals Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor joining the community to officially open the town’s first ambulance station. Mr Gulaptis thanked the community for all their hard work in helping the NSW Government deliver this important project. “Today marks a significant milestone for…

Grafton’s second river crossing named

The new bridge over the Clarence River at Grafton has been officially named Balun Bindarray Bridge. Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the new name was chosen after extensive consultation with the Bundjalung and Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal communities, the wider community, and Clarence Valley Council. “There was strong community support for the…

Northern Rivers volunteers honoured for selfless service

More than 70 volunteers and staff of the NSW Rural Fire Service Northern Rivers District have been recognised for their dedication and achievements at a special ceremony in Casino. Nationals Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis joined RFS Deputy Commissioner Peter McKechnie to present five National and 66 Long Service Medals. “The volunteers and staff being…

Mental health support for flood-affected Central West

Flood-affected residents in the Central West are being encouraged to access a range of expanded mental health support services to help them deal with the devastating floods that have impacted their communities. The NSW Nationals in the state government have increased the number of  mental health clinicians and workers deployed in the Central West to…

Flood recovery grants for small business

Small business owners and not-for-profit organisations across flood-affected parts of NSW can now apply for up to $50,000 to help with immediate clean-up and recovery costs. The grants are administered by Service NSW as part of a range of support programs for disaster-impacted communities. Businesses can apply via the Service NSW website – https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/floods They…

Regional women’s excellence in councils recognised

Some of the most talented and inspiring women from regional NSW have been recognised in a ceremony at Parliament House for the 2022 Ministers’ Awards for Women in Local Government. Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the annual Awards celebrate women setting an example of excellence in public service. “The Award winners demonstrate the…