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Replanting Midcoast gardens after 2019-20 bushfires

A number of Midcoast gardens damaged in the 2019-20 Summer bushfires will be replanted and fireproofed with the help of funding from the NSW Nationals in the federal government. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has announced $150,000 in funding under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program to support property owners to…

Radio projects to give regional youth a voice

A new Regional Youth Radio Program will give young people living in regional and rural NSW the opportunity to develop skills to run their own radio show or podcast. Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Ben Franklin has announced 15 successful applicants of the $200,000 program funded by the NSW Nationals in the state government. “It…

Net gain for Dubbo cricketers

Junior and senior cricketers in Dubbo will benefit from the refurbishment of Lady Cutler Southeast training nets, with South Dubbo Cricket Club receiving $66,215 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s ClubGrants Category 3 Fund. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the ClubGrants Fund reinvests a contribution from the state’s registered clubs gaming…

Final design ready for new Wallendbeen bridge

Construction is expected to begin later this year after the final design for the new permanent bridge at Wallendbeen was completed. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said this is welcome news for residents and transport operators who have been living with a temporary single-lane steel bridge after a wet weather event severely damaged the…

Funding boost for local libraries

Four small town libraries are slated for upgrades after Tamworth Regional Council received $170,792 in funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Public Library Infrastructure Grant program. Libraries in Barraba, Kootingal, Manilla, and Nundle will share in the funding that sees improvements to shelving, seating, and furniture and the introduction of Aboriginal placemaking…