The NSW Nationals in Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Regional Cities NSW to strengthen collaboration to deliver projects and services that our regional communities urgently need.

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams signed the MoU alongside Regional Cities NSW Chair Councillor Col Murray at NSW Parliament House today.

Mrs Williams said the agreement will deepen the relationship between local and state governments.

“The NSW Nationals are committed to backing our regional communities,” Mrs Williams said.

“That’s why we are working with Regional Cities NSW to make sure we are delivering projects that matter most to regional NSW.

“There has never been a more important time than now to work side-by-side with local governments to do everything possible to help our farmers, families, towns and cities make it out of this drought.”

Several NSW Nationals were in attendance for the event, including Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders, Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh, Member for Bathurst Paul Toole, and Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro.

The NSW Nationals in Government are supporting farmers and regional communities through the $1.8 billion Emergency Drought Relief Package, including $170 million to build shovel-ready projects in regional towns.

Our shared commitment to solving challenges and fulfilling the needs of the towns and cities across regional NSW will ensure the solutions we deliver are innovative and serve the interests of individual communities.