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Grant to test Greenhouse Emissions Technology

A grant from the Nationals in Government will allow North Coast company HRDS Technology to test a breakthrough device that cuts greenhouse gas emissions produced by heavy vehicles, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “This is great news for the company and our...

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On-Farm Safety Reaching New Heights

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter has encouraged farmers to embrace new technologies in order to do their work safer and better. New funding announced for drone rebates as part of the 2019-20 NSW Budget, part of an extra $2.8 million dollars in funding that will...

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Saving Lives On Central West Roads

Motorists will experience a safer, smoother drive in Cowra thanks to a $2.4 million safety package to upgrade three local roads. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said road safety was at the forefront of upgrades, with Canowindra Road, Lachlan Valley...

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Coffs’ Fab Five Fire Up At National Titles

NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has congratulated an outstanding group of local athletes who won the hearts of his community. Mr Singh paid tribute to Gary Corrigan, Grant Armessen, John Smyth, Sarsi Holst and Sharon Williams for their stellar...

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More Funding For Youth And Country Communities

The Nationals in Government have allocated an additional $100 million for infrastructure and programs that benefit the regional communities and youth. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the Stronger Country Communities Fund would provide at...

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Major Water Security Investment For Tamworth

The NSW Government is investing up to $5.3 million in water security projects for Tamworth as the drought continues to worsen across the State. With inflows extremely low, the Nationals in Government are investing in short and long term solutions to safeguard Tamworth...

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Regional Highlights From NSW Budget

Weighing in at more than 700 pages, the latest NSW Budget isn't exactly light reading. But it contains a lot of great news for rural and regional NSW. Here's some of the highlights from what many are calling "the Budget for the bush". Northern NSW Northern NSW will...

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Preschools Urged To Apply For Capital Works Grants

The Nationals in Government are encouraging regional preschools to apply for a $4 million Capital Works Grants program, which is now open for applications. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said this funding was part of the Government’s $42.1...

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Gulaptis Welcomes Local Budget Health Funding

Local health is the big winner from the NSW Budget, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis. “The Budget confirms key local election promises namely progressing planning for the $263 million Grafton Base Hospital redevelopment on top of the $17.5 million...

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Water Security A Critical Part Of NSW Budget

NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson says water security is a key part of the NSW Budget with $170 million to fast track critical water and infrastructure projects in drought stricken areas. Mr Anderson, whose electorate is one of those particularly...

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Cowra Hospital Transformation Locked In

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has hailed a milestone on the journey towards a new hospital for Cowra. The NSW Budget confirmed that $70.2 million for a transformed hospital was locked in to the Budget Papers, with construction to commence prior to...

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Budget 2019: Regions Set For Transformation

Regional communities and drought-stricken farmers are at the heart of the 2019-20 NSW Budget with the Nationals in Government expanding emergency drought support measures, increasing funding for regional roads and water security, and investing record amounts in mobile...

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New Irrigation System For Narrandera Golf

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke visited Narrandera Golf Club today to see how work is progressing on the installation of a new irrigation system. The project received $475,000 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund and $186,000 from the Infrastructure Grants...

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Students Check Out New Scone Bypass

More than 200 students and their teachers from schools across Scone got a behind the scenes tour of the New England Highway bypass ahead of the planned installation of the project’s final girder next week. NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen said...

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Nats In Government Preserve Local History

It's important we take care of the towns and communities we live in and love, which is why the Nationals in Government are proud to help preserve our local heritage. NSW Nationals Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has been part of this effort, recently...

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Regions Doing It Tough Get An Extra Boost

Regional families will receive even more support with the Nationals in Government announcing a further round of funding for Early Childhood and Education services – part of a $755 million boost to support regional areas experiencing the State’s worst drought on...

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Digitally Connecting Regional NSW

Regional communities need access to the very best mobile phone and internet services; it’s essential digital infrastructure for homes, businesses and emergency services. That’s why the Nationals in Government have allocated $400 million over the next four years to...

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Perin Davey Wins Senate Seat

The NSW Nationals have a new Senator for the next six years, and the bush has a tough fighter on its side. Perin Davey, a no-nonsense country woman from the Riverina, has been elected as a NSW Senator after the distribution of preferences by the Australian Electoral...

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