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Pipeline fast-tracked to improve Tamworth water supply

Pipeline fast-tracked to improve Tamworth water supply

The NSW Nationals in Government’s priority project in Tamworth has recently hit its first milestone with around 8.5km of pipework completed since November between Chaffey Dam and Tamworth. In Tamworth this week, Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey...

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NSW Nationals communique

NSW Nationals communique

State and Federal Parliamentary members of the NSW Nationals met with the party’s Central Executive on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 to discuss a co-ordinated intergovernmental response to ensure we continue to support our regional communities dealing with the impacts of...

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One-stop shop removes bushfire red tape

One-stop shop removes bushfire red tape

Bushfire-affected families and businesses can now access all available assistance being offered by local councils, the State Government and Federal Government, through the NSW Government’s new Bushfire Customer Care program. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour...

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Funding for safe and secure water in Casino

Funding for safe and secure water in Casino

Richmond Valley Council will receive $80,000 to prepare a scoping study to determine a preferred option for securing an emergency raw water supply for Casino, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. Mr Gulaptis said communities depended on access to clean...

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Regional Seniors Travel Card pilot launched

Regional Seniors Travel Card pilot launched

Up to 80 Coffs Harbour seniors will be the first to try out the NSW Nationals in Government’s $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card from Thursday, January 23 ahead of applications opening statewide later this month. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the new card would...

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Nationals in Government co-ordinate bushfire cleanup

Nationals in Government co-ordinate bushfire cleanup

The NSW Nationals in Government will co-ordinate the clean-up of residential and commercial properties destroyed by bushfires this season, at no cost to owners, so they can start rebuilding and communities can begin healing. Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for...

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Further support for bushfire-affected businesses

Further support for bushfire-affected businesses

Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan has welcomed an additional $76 million from the Federal Nationals in Government to help the tourism industry recover and grants and tax-relief for businesses in areas worst-hit by bushfires. Grants for eligible businesses and non-profit...

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Trains resume after devastating bushfires

Trains resume after devastating bushfires

Limited passenger and freight train services will resume along the Blue Mountains Line between Mount Victoria and Lithgow next week as the NSW Government continues work to restore critical infrastructure impacted by the bushfires. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional...

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List your holiday home to help a neighbour

List your holiday home to help a neighbour

People who own holiday homes in bushfire-affected communities are being encouraged to list them with local real estate agents for rent, to increase the supply of accommodation available for those who have lost everything. The NSW Government can provide financial...

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Premier appoints Barra as Minister for fire recovery

Premier appoints Barra as Minister for fire recovery

Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro will be the Minister responsible for disaster recovery, leading recovery efforts following the recent bushfires across NSW. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the unprecedented scale of the 2019/20 bushfire season...

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Mental health support during bushfire crisis

Mental health support during bushfire crisis

The NSW Government is deploying teams of mental health clinicians to support people suffering from the bushfire crisis to help rebuild their lives. Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said specialist Bushfire Recovery Clinicians will work right across NSW to...

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Further support for bushfire-affected regions

Further support for bushfire-affected regions

Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan says the Government is providing an additional $100 million for primary producers worst-hit by bushfires. Farm, fish and forestry businesses will now be able to apply for up to $75,000 in grants to help pay for...

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New helipad at Maclean District Hospital complete

New helipad at Maclean District Hospital complete

The new helipad at Maclean District Hospital is now operational thanks to the NSW Nationals in Government. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the completion of the new helipad will allow retrieval services to return to Maclean residents right on the hospital’s...

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It’s time we show them the good parts, too

It’s time we show them the good parts, too

Education & Early Childhood Minister Sarah Mitchell – a proud daughter of the regions – writes about the importance of teaching children about the country. Sometimes it is too easy for children to forget our farmers. They forget that the produce that ends up on...

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Stadium secures Federal grant for Scoring System

Stadium secures Federal grant for Scoring System

Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has secured funding for Taree Basketball Association towards the installation of a new scoring system at the Indoor Stadium. Dr Gillespie said funding of $5086 would be made available to the Taree Basket Association...

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‘Paws’ before buying a pet this Christmas

‘Paws’ before buying a pet this Christmas

NSW Nationals Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders is encouraging people considering welcoming a new furry family member into their home this Christmas to adopt a cat or dog from their local pound or local rehoming organisation. Mr Saunders said people...

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Service NSW opens in Forbes

Service NSW opens in Forbes

Customers in Forbes have embraced the community’s new Service NSW Centre, with more than 270 people coming through the doors since it opened on December 6. NSW Nationals Duty MLC for Orange Sam Farraway and Parliamentary Secretary for Cost of Living Catherine Cusack...

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Merry Christmas from the NSW Nationals

Merry Christmas from the NSW Nationals

On behalf of our Party I want to thank all Nationals – Parliamentarians and grassroots Members alike – for their monumental efforts this year. From standing on polling booths to selling raffle tickets and giving a voice to our communities both locally and in...

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