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Federal Nats funding drives Dungog’s ridgetop trails tourism

Funding of $837,000 from the NSW Nationals in the federal government will support the showcasing of Dungog’s spectacular ridgetop trails, linking Dungog Common to the iconic Barrington Tops. Funding has been announced under the Federal Coalition Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program to continue to make Dungog Shire an attractive and safe trail-friendly region.…

Furiosa Full Steam Ahead!

Nationals Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin has met legendary Australian movie director George Miller and producer Doug Mitchell at the set workshop of Furiosa – the long-awaited prequel to the 2015 Academy Award winning movie Mad Max: Fury Road. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Anya Taylor-Joy and Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Furiosa will be the largest…

Nationals TLC for community treasures

Jabour Park in South Grafton, used by the Grafton Vintage Car Club as well as touch footy teams, is one of a number of local public reserves set for a spruce-up thanks to grants totalling more $200,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said fires, floods and drought…

Federal funding boost for Hastings evacuation centres

The communities of Rollands Plains, Pappinbarra, and Comboyne will benefit from funding from the NSW Nationals in the federal government to upgrade emergency evacuation centres and build community resilience. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has announced funding under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program to support local communities to continue rebuilding…

Planning approval for new Tamworth ambulance station

Tamworth’s new ambulance station can move ahead after the Northern Regional Planning Panel moved to unanimously approve the proposal. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said this approval was the important next step in delivering the state-of-the-art new station. “Our paramedics have been calling for a new station for some time. The existing station is…

Top marks for return to school

A new survey of more than 100,000 parents and carers and staff has revealed high levels of confidence and satisfaction in the way students returned to school. The survey, conducted towards the end of the first week of school for most students, attracted huge responses with 29,238 public school staff and 84,025 parents participating. COVID…