Queanbeyan asked to have its say on bus services

As part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s 16 Regional Cities Services Improvement Program, Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro has invited the community across Queanbeyan to have a say on improvements to bus services. The Services Improvement Program aims to build a stronger public transport network to better meet the demands and…

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Smart drumlines to protect our shores

The rollout of 15 new SMART drumlines from Tuncurry Beach to Seven Mile Beach has begun, as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $21.4 million 2021/22 Shark Management Program. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the deployment of SMART drumlines was part of the world’s largest shark management program. “There…

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Historic land agreement for Orange

The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced the largest land transfer in NSW history. The announcement has been made by Nationals Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey, Nationals MLC Sam Farraway, Orange City Council mayor Regg Kidd, and representatives of the Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council. Under the plan, 312 hectares…

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Sorting out the bad seeds

This year eBay has blocked more than 18,000 attempts by overseas traders looking to sell unidentified seeds and live plants to Australians. With support from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, eBay aims to prevent the potential purchase of regulated plant material that bypasses biosecurity requirements and poses high biosecurity risks for agriculture…

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Wagga Wagga public school rebuild about to start

Work is set to start on the rebuild at Wagga Wagga Public School, following the devastating fire that ripped through classrooms in 2019, with the construction contract awarded to ICG Wagga Pty Ltd. The project will deliver a new building comprising six modern learning spaces, two staff offices, toilet facilities, and a lift. Duty Nationals…

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Commemorating the fallen

Today, November 11, Australia commemorates the anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War. Every year, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we mark the time and date in 1918 when the guns fell silent on the Western Front after more than four years…

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Road safety warning ahead of flood forecast

Motorists are warned to take extra care on the roads in the coming days with record rainfall forecast to hit large parts of the state. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said drivers were being encouraged to delay unnecessary travel in impacted areas, with severe weather forecast for Northern and…

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Scholarships for aspiring regional event managers

The NSW Nationals in the state government will provide Diploma of Event Management scholarships to 20 up-and-coming event managers across regional NSW through a partnership with peak events industry body Meetings & Events Australia. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said it was great to see talent from the Cootamundra electorate recognised among the recipients…

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Nats support Men’s Sheds

For more than 15 years, the Lithgow Men’s Shed has provided a place for locals to have a chinwag over a cup of tea, chip away at a project, and challenge themselves to create or learn something new. The Men’s Shed has recently purchased two Dell monitors, and replenished its stores of safety glasses and…

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Helping local communities remember war veterans

Two projects have been approved for funding under the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s Saluting Their Service Program ahead of one of the most important days in our nation’s calendar – Remembrance Day. Federal Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said it was important to remember and commemorate the efforts of our veterans. “The…

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Nats support regional visitor economy

The regional NSW visitor economy will be boosted by a share of $5.5 million in grants from the NSW Nationals in the state government to support product development, marketing programs, and business events. The investment across regional NSW will create jobs, enhance the visitor experience, promote NSW regions as ‘must-visit’ destinations, and stimulate new business…

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