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High point in Coffs Harbour Hospital expansion

Construction of the $194m Coffs Harbour Hospital redevelopment is powering ahead as the building reaches its highest point, NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh says. To celebrate this milestone, Mr Singh joined Mid North Coast Local Health District Governing Board chair Warren Grimshaw AM and chief executive Stewart Dowrick, along with Health Infrastructure…

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Nats securing Tamworth’s water supply

Tamworth’s water supply will be boosted by the environmental approval of a drought response pipeline to keep the water flowing for the 62,000 residents of the regional city. The Nationals in Government have fought hard for the approval of the project, which still ensures that rigorous assessment processes included consideration of threatened species and their…

Tweed Valley Hospital

Tweed Valley Hospital one step closer

The final plans for the $673.2 million Tweed Valley Hospital have been given the green light by the NSW Nationals in Government, paving the way for the main building works to begin. NSW Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said planning approval of the final hospital design, buildings and landscaping works was a significant milestone…

Youth program creates pathways to employment

The Goonellabah Youth Arts Café will offer an innovative program to young people to help them create pathways to employment, thanks to a $195,000 grant from the NSW Nationals in Government and the dedicated work of the YWCA. Local partners will bring together live training in hospitality, customer service and employment skills as well as…

Registration fees waived for greyhound owners

Greyhound owners across regional NSW will have their registration fees waived for another 12 months. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth and Minister Responsible for Racing Kevin Anderson said the fee waivers will help greyhound owners who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is great news for our local owners and trainers as we’re…

New animal rehoming centre for Bathurst

A NSW Nationals in Government grant is set to help usher in a new era for the management of companion animals in the Bathurst Region. NSW Nationals Bathurst MP Paul Toole said the $166,519 Stronger Country Communities Fund grant was for Bathurst Regional Council to construct a new animal shelter in the city. The project…

Vinnies helps Dubbo to Return and Earn

Less than nine months after opening its doors, the Vinnies Return and Earn Bulk Container Deposit Centre in Dubbo has processed more than seven million bottles, cans and containers for recycling. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders congratulated the team operating the Dubbo facility, as well as the local community, for reaching the impressive…

Celebrating contribution of strong regional women

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has urged people to recognise female volunteers in their local communities, with nominations still open for the 2020 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll. Ms Cooke said the Honour Roll shines a spotlight on the contribution of women in regional New South Wales, who willingly lend their time and skills…

Major road project opens in Orange

The first vehicles have driven over the new Southern Feeder Road’s railway overpass bridge in the Central West thanks to the Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway was there to cut the ribbon and said the $18.4 million dollar project had received significant support and contribution from the NSW Government with…

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Rural health remains strong focus for Government

Rural communities and the rural health workforce will continue to have an independent advocate following the Australian Government’s announcement to continue and extend the Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner. The Office will take a broader approach to rural health, and will help deliver the Government’s key reforms and targeted rural health priorities to…