Surf’s up as World Cup comes to Coffs

Coffs Harbour will play host to some of the world’s elite beach athletes with the popular Summer of Surf World Cup series to host a four-day event, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said a $200,000 grant under Round…

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Book a check-up this Women’s Health Week

Women are being reminded to book important health check-ups to take care of their physical and mental health during this Women’s Health Week (September 5-11). Nationals Minister for Women, Minister for Regional Health and Minister for Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said women may have delayed or avoided appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they should…

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Funding boost helps Coffs Coast sport stay in the game

Coffs Coast sports clubs have received funding for new equipment, programs and facilities to get more people involved in sport. Seven sports clubs were among 836 sporting organisations across NSW to share in $3.9 million funding through under the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Local Sport Grant Program. A total of $50,000 was awarded…

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Affordable housing boost for the Central West

More affordable housing is being opened up in regional NSW as part of the NSW Government’s $1.1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF). Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said 20 new dwellings were recently built and have now been opened up to tenants in Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, and Mudgee. “People…

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Encouraging tomorrow’s ag workers today

An increasingly popular school excursion program is giving the next generation of workers a taste of future career opportunities. With the inaugural Jobs Summit underway, NSW Farmers says it’s important to encourage the next generation of workers to consider a career in agriculture. Georgia Campbell from NSW Farmers said the Kids to Farms program –…

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NSW government responds to regional health inquiry report

The NSW Government has finalised its response to the Rural Health Inquiry, reaffirming its commitment to improve health outcomes for all people living in rural, regional and remote NSW. Nationals Minister for Regional Health Bronnie Taylor said the government has drawn a line in the sand, recognising the findings of the Inquiry and taking meaningful…

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Walcha closer to improved water security

A new 300 megalitre off-stream storage dam at Walcha will provide greater water security and reliability for residents and businesses and to help drought-proof the town’s water supply. Work has started on the $11 million project, a joint initiative between the Australian and NSW Governments. The National Water Grid Fund Connections Pathway is contributing $2…

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Robbing one water user to underpin another

The New England region should not have its future water security limited by a short-sighted Commonwealth move to pull funding from the Dungowan Dam and pipeline project. Shadow Nationals Minister for Water, Senator Perin Davey, and Shadow Nationals Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said it is vital the government retain…

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Better access to Mudgee High library

Students in Dubbo are set to benefit from improvements to their school facilities thanks to a $148 million investment across the state, earmarked in the 2022/23 NSW Budget. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced Mudgee High School will receive funding under the Minor Capital Works program to improve access and safety at the…

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Labor abandons Mid North Coast veterans

Despite having one of the largest cohorts of returned servicemen in the country, the Mid North Coast has been completely overlooked in the recent allocation of funding for Veteran Wellbeing Services in NSW as announced by the newly elected Federal Labor Government. Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said the NSW electorates overlooked in…

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