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Million dollar Christmas present for Grafton netball

The Grafton Netball Association’s facilities at Westward Park in Bacon Street, Grafton are set for a major rejuvenation thanks to a $947,382 grant from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said while it took a couple of attempts, Council has been successful with its application on this occasion under…

Disaster Recovery Allowance now available

Riverina and Central West communities affected by recent storms and flooding can now apply for financial support from the Australian Government. The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is available to support people whose income has been affected in the local government areas (LGAs) of Cowra, Forbes, Lockhart, Parkes and Weddin. Nationals Member for Riverina…

Temora greyhound track upgrade a winner

Greyhound racing at Temora track has undergone safety improvements thanks to almost $40,000 in funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and Minister for Racing Kevin Anderson visited the track to meet local club members and inspect the upgrades. “We love our greyhound racing here in Temora…

Regions going high tech

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are investing $12 million to strengthen partnerships between the technology sector and regional Australians to solve uniquely Australian challenges. The new Catalysing the Artificial Intelligence Opportunity in Our Regions program will provide competitive grant funding over three rounds to regional organisations for artificial intelligence (AI) projects that deliver benefits to…

Visual effects industry coming to Ballina

One of Australia’s premium visual special effects companies is relocating its operations from Byron Bay to Ballina and expanding its products for the film and TV industries, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund. Parliamentary Secretary for Energy and the Arts Ben Franklin said a $1 million grant will…

Nats giants remembered

December 20 marks two significant and coincidental anniversaries for the National Party. It is the first anniversary of the passing of former federal leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Doug Anthony. It is also the 60th anniversary of the death of another former federal leader, Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister – Earle Page. While both…

Stage two of Snowy Mountains BMX track on the way

Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro has joined Snowy Mountains BMX President John Graham to announce more than $290,000 for stage two of the new track at the Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre. Mr Barilaro said the additional funding would support further construction which includes sealing the track with its final coat of sealant, installing…

NSW mining sector on track to deliver record royalties

The NSW mining sector is on track to deliver record royalty payments this calendar year, signalling the industry’s resilience through COVID-19 and confirming the importance of mining to regional communities and the state’s economy. Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for Resources Paul Toole said a bumper year driven largely by high coal prices will see…