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Turning up the heat for TAFE NSW apprentices

Apprentice chefs in the Clarence Valley will benefit from kitchen equipment upgrades thanks to an $88,556 investment in state-of-the-art commercial ovens at TAFE NSW Grafton by the NSW Nationals in the state government. The upgraded facilities are part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $100 million state-wide upgrade, asset renewal, and maintenance at…

Big win for teachers and students in the bush

Teachers and students at schools across regional NSW will benefit from a complete overhaul of how the government attracts and retains teachers in the bush. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the NSW government commissioned the Review of Rural and Remote Incentives in NSW Public Schools, which focused on improving the benefits for regional teachers by…

$1.93 million in federal funding for Tuncurry

The NSW Nationals in the federal government have committed $1.93 million for recreation park upgrades and a new sustainability centre in Tuncurry. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie MP joined MidCoast Council Deputy Mayor Clair Pontin and community members to turn the first sod at Tuncurry Water Park, ahead of work beginning on…

Funding boost for Cowra roads

Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed investment of $929,250 for Cowra Shire Council, under the latest round of the Fixing Local Roads Program to improve regional roads. Cowra’s project will involve sealing the Local Collector Network and is among 138 to roll-out under the $153 million third round of the program. “This project…

Local sparkies help public schools shine

The NSW Nationals in the state government are calling for local tradies to install smart LED lights in NSW public schools, improving the quality of classrooms and cutting power bills. The $157.8 million LED Lighting Upgrade Program was launched last year as a stimulus response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is targeted at replacing old…

Major milestone in Coffs bypass

The Rural Fire Service Solitary brigade has moved into its new and improved home, marking a major milestone in the delivery of the Coffs Harbour bypass project. As part of early works, the RFS shed has been relocated to make way for the major infrastructure project. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and…

Vacation care boost for frontline workers

Children from vulnerable backgrounds or whose parents work as frontline workers are the focus of a pilot program aimed at providing better access to quality vacation care. Grants of up to $30,000 will assist services to provide engaging opportunities like sports and nutrition programs, excursions, cooking and art workshops. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen…

Northern Rivers MPs unite in call to protect the region

MPs representing the Northern Rivers have joined forces to ask the NSW government to protect the region from a predicted influx of “70 percenters” when Sydney reaches the government’s double vaccination target before the regions do. The Nationals’ Chris Gulaptis (Clarence), Geoff Provest (Tweed) and Ben Franklin MLC have, for the first time, jointly written…

Nats deliver more cash to fix local roads in the bush

Hundreds of additional roads across regional NSW will receive funding for vital works to improve journeys for regional communities, farmers, and freight. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole have announced $153 million for 94 regional councils to fix, maintain, and seal priority…