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Major boost to Wagga Wagga special activation precinct

The Nationals in the NSW Government have committed a further $137 million to drive economic growth and prosperity through the Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct. The 4500-hectare precinct capitalises on Wagga Wagga’s location as NSW’s southern gateway while being central to Australia’s richest food and agricultural region, the Riverina. It will target businesses in freight…

Coffs Harbour scores national women’s rugby tournament

The best women’s rugby teams in Australia will go head-to-head when Coffs Harbour hosts the fourth Super W National Women’s XVs tournament from June 24 to July 3. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said Rugby Australia has been given funding support through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. “The tournament’s main…

Cootamundra community palliative care unit opens

The Cootamundra community now has more choice in end-of-life care, with the opening of a new palliative care unit. The unit has been funded by Adina Care, a community organisation run by a volunteer board of directors, and the Cootamundra Rotary Club. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined representatives from Adina Care, Cootamundra Rotary,…

Nats in government fast-track mice plague help for farmers

The NSW Nationals in the state government have secured 5000 litres of one of the world’s strongest mice-killing chemicals, fast-tracking further practical help for farmers to combat the current plague. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said the anti-coagulant bromadiolone had been sourced locally, which meant distribution to primary producers could begin within days of…

Agreement puts Dungog mountain biking on tourism track

An historic agreement between the NSW Nationals in the state government and the Karuah Local Aboriginal Land Council has secured Dungog’s future as a national mountain biking destination. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the Upper Hunter will become Australia’s next tourism hotspot thanks to this historic agreement, which will be accompanied by a $650,000 investment…

$15 million Upper Hunter roadworks boost

The NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments, along with the Upper Hunter Shire Council, are investing $15 million to upgrade key roads. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said work is now underway on a $6.2 million project to deliver safer, faster journeys between Scone and Merriwa by vastly improving Bunnan Road. “The NSW Nationals…