More vaccines and pop-up clinic for Walgett

The NSW Nationals in the state government have urgently sent additional COVID-19 vaccines to Walgett and set up a pop-up Pfizer vaccination clinic as part of efforts to protect local residents following a positive case. NSW Nationals MLC Sam Farraway said more than 10,000 vaccines were being provided, to be shared across the Western NSW…

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Literacy and numeracy boosts for NSW public schools

Hundreds of new literacy and numeracy experts will join our public schools as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s continued focus on lifting student results. As part of a $256 million investment, every public primary school across NSW will receive a dedicated Curriculum Assistant Principal. NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said…

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Central West sporting boost

Sport in Orange has received a major boost, with the NSW Nationals in the state government announcing a $544,016 grant for Waratah Sports Club. The grant was awarded for a project that involves construction of two change rooms for female use, and additional toilets for men, women, and people with disabilities and/or mobility issues. The…

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Coffs boat ramp precinct upgrade getting underway

Work will start this month on Transport for NSW’s major upgrade of the Coffs Harbour Boat Ramp precinct to increase the size of the ramp, provide more facilities, and better parking. Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the project is a key beneficiary of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $205 million maritime…

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Super Saturday of COVID vaccinations in Armidale

A “Super Saturday” of COVID vaccinations will take place in Armidale this weekend. Saturday, August 14 is the last scheduled day of the Armidale lockdown, and it coincides with the opening of the region’s first walk-in mass vaccination hub. Between 10am and 3pm, any member of the public over the age of 18 (medical history…

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Newell Highway flood protection a step closer

Work to improve flood immunity on sections of the Newell Highway between West Wyalong and Forbes is a step closer, with the $200 million project entering the early design stage. Local NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said work is expected to be delivered in sections, improving up to 20 kilometres of the 110-kilometre…

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Tradie support group gets home of its own

The NSW Nationals in the state government have allocated Crown land in Dubbo to a not-for-profit organisation that supports the health and mental wellbeing of regional tradespeople. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said Tradies In Sight, founded by Bruno Efoti, has been appointed as manager of a 1,085 square-metre reserve in Welchman Street, which…

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Bara wants people to roll up their sleeves

People in rural and regional NSW are being urged to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated for COVID-19 to help protect themselves, their loved ones and the community. NSW Nationals Leader and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said COVID-19 vaccinations were free and available across regional NSW through the local GP network, NSW Health…

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Keeping safety on track for Rail Safety Week

New footage of dangerous near misses at level crossings has been released to remind motorists to take extra care this National Rail Safety Week. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said everyone had a role to play in improving rail safety, particularly at level crossings. “The reckless behaviour by both drivers…

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Hundreds of suggestions for name of new Gunnedah overpass

The naming of the new Gunnedah bridge is a step closer, with a community submissions report handed to Gunnedah Shire Council. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said local feedback would help determine a name for the $61 million road-over-rail bridge, built to improve road safety and eliminate a significant freight pinch point. “Locals and…

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Crews tripled to fix Central West road damage

Emergency road crews are working to fix extensive damage to the road network from Orange to Lithgow caused by repeated rain and snow events in recent months. Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the challenging weather had prevented crews from adequately filling in potholes and carrying out repairs as they would…

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