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Nats in state government provide drought stimulus

New projects that will facilitate the flow of money through local economies, generate jobs and support local businesses will soon start rolling out across the Narrabri region with the NSW Nationals in the state government confirming $900,000 in funding to be allocated to five local projects. NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway said funding…

Mark Coulton

Applications now open for Regional Connectivity Program

A $53 million program to improve connectivity in the regions has been welcomed by the NSW Nationals in the federal government. The Regional Connectivity Program will provide targeted investment in local telecommunications infrastructure projects to maximise economic and social opportunities in regional, rural, and remote communities across the country. Telecommunications providers, regional communities, regional development…

Planning works underway for Wyangala Dam

Preliminary investigative and planning work to raise the Wyangala Dam Wall are underway, with WaterNSW progressing an environmental impact study, early scoping, community engagement, concept design and the final business case. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said she welcomed the update from WaterNSW, which had been working hard to keep the community informed…

Saunders praises Gulgong MPS staff

NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has praised staff at Gulgong’s Multi-Purpose Service (MPS), who have continued to provide wonderful care for residents of the town while the hunt for a new visiting medical officer (VMO) continues. Mr Saunders visited the centre recently and said the dedication of staff is something the community should…

Johnsen secures funding for community groups

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has been hard at work securing funding for local community groups in his region. “Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Merriwa to present funding for two important organisations within the Merriwa Community, Can Assist – Merriwa Branch and the Merriwa Business Community,” Mr Johnsen said.…

Boost for first home buyers and construction industry

First home buyers and the construction industry in rural and regional areas are big winners under a targeted boost by the NSW Nationals in the state government to eliminate stamp duty on newly-built homes below $800,000 and slash thousands of dollars for properties up to $1 million. “This is a fantastic opportunity that I encourage…

John Barilaro

Nats MPs direct donations to recovering communities

The NSW Nationals in the state government are extending their partnership with charity organisation GIVIT to ensure donated goods and services reach people who need them most in regional cities and towns recovering from the impacts of drought and bushfire. Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced $407,000 in funding to enable the national not-for-profit organisation to…

Animal activists target graziers in Parliament

NSW Nationals Minister for Agriculture and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has slammed an attempt by the Animal Justice Party to ban mulesing in the sheep industry, firmly backing farmers to make the best decisions for the welfare of their livestock. Mr Marshall warned that a bill, introduced by AJP, would prohibit mulesing as…

Pat Conaghan

Last call to nominate for Australian of the Year

There are just a few days to go to nominate a colleague, neighbour or community member who makes an outstanding contribution to your community for an Australian of the Year Award 2021. Federal NSW Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said he had seen Australians doing selfless things at virtually every turn this year due…