$33.6 million for Tamworth roadworks

Road workers across the Tamworth electorate can look forward to a busy 2022 with over $33.6 million in road works and $2.5 million in bridge replacement and renewal set to recommence early next year. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said this was great news for local jobs and road safety. “Rangari Road, Werris Creek…

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Final route announced for Dungowan Dam pipeline

Plans for greater water security in Tamworth and the Peel Valley have reached a significant milestone with the announcement of the final route for the new 55-kilometre Dungowan Dam pipeline. NSW Nationals Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey was joined by Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson to announce the preferred route, which…

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Recreational Fishing Trust grants now open

NSW Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has announced applications are open for Recreational Fishing Trust grants across the state. Following a record number of grants funded in the last round, the NSW Nationals in the state government are now calling on applications for projects to commence in 2022 to improve and promote recreational fishing…

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Greater water security for coastal landholders

The NSW Nationals in the state government have taken an historic step to help coastal farmers produce more and better prepare for drought and bushfire by allowing greater water capture through an increase in harvestable rights. Coastal farmers and landholders can currently store 10 per cent of the rain that falls on their properties, yet…

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War on weeds goes high-tech

Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has announced a $24.2 million funding boost, which will see cutting-edge technologies, including environmental DNA (eDNA) testing, used by farmers to manage the state’s worst weeds. Mr Marshall said the investment would modernise the state’s biosecurity systems. “We are putting smart technologies in place which will tackle weeds brought…

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Boyds Bay Bridge maintenance work completed

$15 million in maintenance work on Boyds Bay Bridge at Tweed Heads has been completed. Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said work on the eight-span concrete bridge, built over Terranora Creek in 1985, started in 2018. “About 32,000 people use Boyds Bay Bridge each day and the project was carried out with minimal inconvenience…

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Happy 100th birthday Mrs Fisher!

Nationals Member for Upper Hunter, Dave Layzell, has congratulated Adrienne Fisher who celebrated her 100th birthday over the weekend. Mrs Fisher is the wife of late former Upper Hunter MP, Colin Fisher OAM, who held the seat for the Country Party and The Nationals between 1970 and 1988. “Becoming a centenarian is an amazing achievement…

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Red Rock Reserve Walkway Revamped

The headland walkway in Red Rock Reserve north of Coffs Harbour has been restored to its former glory thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government in partnership with Reflections Holiday Parks and the local community. In February this year, Reflections was successful in receiving a $32,000 grant from the NSW Nationals in the…

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Have your say on Alstonville intersection upgrades

Community feedback will help shape plans to upgrade the Bruxner Highway intersections with Ballina and Ellis roads at Alstonville. Local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin said the release of the preferred option for the designs brought work on the $5 million election commitment to improve safety at these intersections a step closer. “Transport for NSW carried…

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Nimmity Bell rings out

Deputy Nationals leader Bronnie Taylor has praised the commitment and perseverance of her local Nimmitabel community while officially opening the Nimmitabel Bell. The Nimmitabel Lions Club originally proposed the Bell some years ago, with long-time member Howard Charles amongst those leading the charge. Mrs Taylor has praised Mr Charles, who was seriously injured when the…

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