Nats deliver record school building program

Thousands of students across NSW are settling into new classrooms and learning facilities for the first time today as more school upgrades have been completed for the start of Term 4. Six schools are the latest to benefit from the NSW Government’s multi-billion school building program, including Monaro High School. Nationals Minister for Education and…

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Dubbo kids invited to share their “Country Christmas”

The children of the Dubbo electorate are being invited to let their creativity flow by helping to design local Nationals Member and Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Dugald Saunders’ annual holiday greeting cards. Primary school students across the region are being asked to submit drawings with the theme My Country Christmas. The winning entry…

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More time for teachers to prepare

NSW teachers will be given more time than ever to prepare high quality lessons under plans to support teachers roll out the changes to the new school curriculum. The additional curriculum release time is on top of the existing weekly release time from face-to-face teaching provided to all NSW public school teachers. Nationals Minister for…

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Surf’s up for Myall Lakes

Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) clubs in the Myall Lakes are set to benefit from more than $5 million to help the upgrade, restoration and construction of surf life saving facilities, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Surf Club Facility Program. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead, said the NSW Government…

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Recognising our Local Sporting Champions in Clarence

Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan is making sure that 29 young Clarence Valley Sporting Champions are given every opportunity to follow their dreams. At a Local Sporting Champions Award event, Mr Hogan presented the local teenagers with certificates in recognition of their achievements and confirmed their grants from the Local Sporting Champions program.…

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New rules to boost agritourism

More farmers across NSW will soon be swinging their gates open to visitors, thanks to a new policy that makes it easier to set up agritourism opportunities. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole has released the government’s final agritourism policy aimed at helping diversified farm businesses thrive. “We’re making it cheaper and…

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Disaster assistance for flood-impacted communities

Jointly funded disaster assistance is now available to 27 local government areas (LGAs) following severe flooding across NSW which began on September 14. The LGAs are: Blayney, Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Cabonne, Cowra, Dubbo, Edward River, Forbes, Gilgandra, Glen Innes Severn, Greater Hume, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Lachlan, Lithgow, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Mid-Western, Narrabri, Narromine, Tamworth, Upper…

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Road users urged to plan ahead in wet weather

Transport for NSW is urging road users to plan ahead and drive to the conditions this weekend, with severe weather expected while families return home from school holidays and huge crowds head to and from the Bathurst 1000. Deputy Premier, Minister for Police and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said motorists should allow extra travel…

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Vision outlined for New England North West

The people of the Tamworth Electorate are set to benefit from a refreshed vision for the region after the release of the New England North West Regional Plan 2041. Nationals Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, said the plan had been updated following extensive community consultation with residents playing a key role in shaping the region’s…

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$110 million to unlock investment in regional NSW

The NSW Nationals in the state government will invest $110 million to activate new and emerging industries, drive high value jobs and help the regions reach their economic potential. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the Regional Investment Activation Fund was aimed at making regional NSW the location of choice for…

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Big impact from tiny technology in cancer surgery

A tiny “seed,” no bigger than a grain of rice, is having a big impact on breast cancer care for patients in Murrumbidgee. Murrumbidgee Local Health District is the first in NSW to introduce Magseed – a tiny, stainless steel “seed” that is implanted in a cancerous breast tumour to mark its location for surgery.…

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Narrandera ambulance station gets $680,000 boost

NSW Ambulance staff in Narrandera are now even better equipped to serve the community thanks to a $680,000 upgrade to the local ambulance station as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration Program. The funding has supported improvements and upgrades including a new kitchen and bathroom, better…

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