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Councils now able to delay rates and waive fees

The NSW Government has made a series of regulatory changes to ensure council resources continue to be focused on frontline COVID-19 response efforts and allow councils to provide financial relief to businesses and residents. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the changes acknowledge that MidCoast Council is redirecting resources to ensure the…

Bushfire assistance flows as Royal Commission begins

More than 22,000 residents and businesses in Cowper have been assisted by the Federal Government since November last year when devastating bushfires tore through the region. Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan welcomed the assistance totalling about $39 million and said residents can now make a submission to the Bushfires Royal Commission. “While a…

Flying doctors bring specialists to the regions

The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) and Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) have taken another step in their longstanding partnership to provide quality health care for people in rural and regional NSW. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the RFDS will facilitate flights three days a week to transport doctors from Sydney…

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It’s OK to not be OK, says Nats Minister

This year has been especially challenging for people in rural and regional areas, says NSW Nationals Mental Health Minister Bronnie Taylor. In the face of immense adversity, our communities have shown their resilience throughout. Just as people were aware and alert to fires in the region, now they are aware and alert to the importance…

Tamworth looks to the stars for next big thing

Tamworth’s eye on the heavens is beginning to take shape with earthworks starting for the $1.8 million Regional Astronomy and Science Centre. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the start of construction was great news in the midst of difficult times with tight restrictions imposed on the region in an effort to battle…

Nationals fight to protect country media

A suite of measures including short term relief and long term support have been announced to help sustain Australian media businesses through to the other side of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The NSW Nationals were disappointed to hear of the closure of regional newsrooms because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with non-daily papers across the state…

Oberon to receive $3 million community hub

Oberon locals will soon have a dynamic public space to enjoy literature, culture and the arts while accessing the latest technology, thanks to funding to deliver a new, digitally connected community hub from the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Bathurst Paul Toole announced $3 million from the Government’s $170 million Drought Stimulus…

Keep kids off quads for their safety

Quad bike owners are being warned to ‘keep kids off quad bikes’ in a new SafeWork NSW campaign launched by NSW Nationals Minister for Better Regulation Kevin Anderson. The campaign will remind farmers that quad bikes are the biggest killers on NSW’s farms, causing 132 deaths in Australia since 2011 and that one in seven…

Boost for Clarence Valley youth and Aboriginal culture

The NSW Nationals in Government are preparing for the post-coronavirus era with three significant grants that will enhance amenities for younger Clarence Valley residents, artists and develop local Indigenous culture, according to local Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis. “The NSW Nationals in Government are providing Clarence Valley Council around $170,000 for three terrific projects,” Mr Gulaptis…