Plans lodged for Muswellbrook South Public School upgrade

Planning for the upgrade of Muswellbrook South Public School has progressed, with the lodgement of a Development Application with Muswellbrook Shire Council. The project will deliver 13 new permanent learning spaces within a new split-level building which will also accommodate the relocated covered outdoor learning area (COLA) and sports court. The upgrade will include the…

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New clinical services building open in Coffs

Mid North Coast patients will benefit from new and expanded critical care services as the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $194 million Coffs Harbour Hospital Expansion Project nears completion. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh and Health Minister Brad Hazzard have opened the state-of-the-art Clinical Services Building, which will ensure high-quality, contemporary health…

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Bikes on buses in the bush

Local cyclists are being urged not to miss out on a new bus trial that will see Queanbeyan become one of the first locations in regional NSW to have bike racks fitted to buses. Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the trial would kick off on Monday, December 6, on buses travelling between Queanbeyan…

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Intermodal driving road and rail investment

With the opening of the intermodal at Tamworth Global Gateway Park next year, Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has expressed his desire to continue driving road investment in the region, better connecting the produce to the rail line and on to the global market. Mr Anderson said the intermodal rail line presents a real…

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Community sport funding boost for Far West

Murdi Paaki Regional Rugby League Council has received significant funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government, to support the continued delivery of vital sports competitions and community support services to regions in the Far West. Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Sam Farraway said $450,000 will ensure communities can continue to take part…

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Disaster assistance extended

Disaster assistance is now available in 18 additional local government areas following severe storms and flooding last month. The additional LGAs are Bourke, Coonamble, Dubbo, Glen Innes Severn, Kyogle, Lithgow, Liverpool Plains, Lockhart, Muswellbrook, Narromine, Orange, Parkes, Singleton, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys, Tamworth, Walgett and Warren. These areas are now included in addition to the…

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The Sir Earle Page Memorial Trust

Sir Earle Page was one of the founders of the Country Party of Australia, which went on to become the National Party. Sir Earle, who served briefly as Prime Minister in 1939, was the third longest-serving M.P in Australian history, spending just shy of 42 years in the parliament. The Sir Earle Page Memorial Trust,…

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New level of transparency for recreational fishing sector

Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has released the inaugural Recreational Fishing Annual Report, delivering a new benchmark in accountability and transparency on the projects and services funded by fishing licence fees. Mr Marshall said the Annual Report showed $19 million in projects had been funded through the Recreational Fishing Trust in 2020-21. “Each year…

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NSW government staff member of the year

Congrats to former Nats’ staffer Isabelle Gillespie, who has been named by the Premier as the NSW government staff member of the year. Issy has received the Nick Ruygrok Award for what’s been described as her “outstanding and dedicated service to the NSW Government and the people of NSW.” The award was established in memory…

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Community Building Partnership Program delivers for Monaro

The Community Building Partnership Program from the NSW Nationals in the state government has delivered more than $333,000 worth of projects across Bombala, Araluen, Shannons Flat, Jindabyne and Queanbeyan. Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro joined Bombala Golf Club to announce $51,630 to assist the volunteer run club to purchase a new lawn mower. “It…

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Record year for Australian Winter crop production

Australian Winter crop production is forecast to reach a new national record. ABARES Executive Director Dr Jared Greenville said the December Australian Crop Report forecasts 2021–22 Winter crop production to reach a record 58.4 million tonnes following favourable growing conditions over Spring. “The national record is driven by expected all-time high production in Western Australia…

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