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New phase of Pacific Highway upgrade underway

The NSW Nationals in the federal government have secured $48 million in funding towards the construction of a new $60 million overpass at the Harrington-Coopernook intersection on the Pacific Highway. NSW Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie held discussions with Federal and State Ministers about the need to upgrade five key intersections between Newcastle…

Boost for bulk billing in the bush

The NSW Nationals in the federal government will invest more than $65 million from January next year to boost bulk billing rebates and provide more affordable healthcare for patients in regional, rural and remote areas. A new, progressive incentive schedule will be used to increase the value of the Rural Bulk Billing Incentive based on…

Improved maternity services for Muswellbrook hospital

NSW Nationals Candidate for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell has welcomed today’s announcement of a $45 million funding boost for stage 3 of the Muswellbrook Hospital. The NSW Nationals in the state government will deliver stage 3 of the Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment with the planned $45 million project announced today by Deputy Premier John Barilaro, who…

Ag history protected for future generations

The 21st birthday of the Yass Antique Farm Machinery Club has provided the backdrop for the official launch of the National Agricultural technology museum. Nationals Senator for NSW Perin Davey, who attended the birthday celebrations in Yass, said the design phase – made possible thanks to $150,000 in funding from the NSW Nationals in the…

Country women get enthusiastic support

NSW Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor has spoken enthusiastically about the important work the CWA undertakes across regional NSW. Mrs Taylor, who has had a long association with the CWA as a member of the Nimmitabel branch, was among almost 400 people attending the 99th Country Women’s Association state conference this week at the…

Hunter jobs take off in airport expansion

Thousands of jobs will be created and almost $13 billion added to the local economy thanks to a decision by the NSW Nationals in the federal government to upgrade the Newcastle Airport runway. The runway will be widened through a $66 million investment to accommodate longer-range domestic and international passenger services as well as significantly…

Layzell welcomes Dungog roads funding

The NSW Nationals in state government have taken an important step towards repairing Dungog’s crumbling road network. On Friday, Deputy Premier John Barilaro and the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole visited Dungog to announce a $25 million funding package to help Dungog Shire Council get local roads back into shape. “This is…

A message from the Deputy Prime Minister

It was a pleasure to address the Regional Australia Institute earlier this week to provide a pre-Budget address on some new measures from the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government to support our communities. Regional Australia has driven our nation through the worst of the pandemic and we are emerging in great shape. Last year’s Budget…

Nats in government deliver for disaster-hit community

Camden Haven was left reeling during the 2019 bushfires, and more recently due to storms and floods. Now the community is banding together to improve disaster resilience thanks to the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, announced over $120,000 in funding to support the community in increasing…