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Appalling smoke and mirrors budget for water

Given the hidden snags in the Water Portfolio Budget, it is no wonder the Water Minister avoided mentioning it in her Budget night posts, according to Shadow Water Minister, Perin Davey. Senator Davey said the Budget is more about headlines than transparency when it comes to commitments to deliver the Murray Darling Basin Plan “This…

Boost for Wellington PCYC

Young people in Wellington are reaping the rewards of free after-school activities thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery initiative. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the Wellington PCYC has received $28,999 to establish the Connecting to Sports program, in partnership with Communities for Children. “From…

Netting grants up to $100,000

Horticultural primary producers across NSW can access grants of up to $100,000 for the purchase and installation of protective netting over crops as part of the Australian Government’s $35 million nation-wide Horticultural Netting Program Trial Expansion. The Australian Government has expanded an earlier trial in a number of states to provide assistance to growers in…

Investment in rural roads critical for our economy

The Hannam Vale Road to Waitui Road upgrade between the two villages is scheduled for completion late next month. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, said the $4.58 million road project, which has received over $3.78 million in Federal and State funding, includes rehabilitation and sealing of three-kilometres of Hannam Vale and Waitui…

New bridge to improve safety in O’Connell

The NSW Nationals in the state government have committed to designing and building a bridge to provide pedestrian and cyclist access across the Fish River in O’Connell. Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the decision was a major win for the community after a local campaign for safer access to cross the…