$15 million Upper Hunter roadworks boost

The NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments, along with the Upper Hunter Shire Council, are investing $15 million to upgrade key roads. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said work is now underway on a $6.2 million project to deliver safer, faster journeys between Scone and Merriwa by vastly improving Bunnan Road. “The NSW Nationals…

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New police station opens in Inverell

Inverell has a new $15 million police station thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government. The station is the 37th to be built or significantly upgraded since 2011 and the fourth this year. NSW Nationals Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall joined NSW Police Force Commissioner Michael Fuller APM at a formal ceremony…

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Getting Bells Line of Road back on track

Final work is underway to repair the Bells Line of Road and improve its ability to cope with severe weather events. While access along the road resumed on April 11, a five-kilometre section remains under traffic control due to extensive flood damage suffered earlier this year. “The NSW Nationals in the state government are committed…

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New home for Coota rugby

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has joined former Wallabies captain Phil Kearns to open the new Cootamundra rugby clubhouse. The NSW Nationals in the state government supported the new building with a $350,000 grant from the Stronger Communities Fund. Ms Cooke said the project was the result of hard work from the club…

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New phase of Pacific Highway upgrade underway

The NSW Nationals in the federal government have secured $48 million in funding towards the construction of a new $60 million overpass at the Harrington-Coopernook intersection on the Pacific Highway. NSW Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie held discussions with Federal and State Ministers about the need to upgrade five key intersections between Newcastle…

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Boost for bulk billing in the bush

The NSW Nationals in the federal government will invest more than $65 million from January next year to boost bulk billing rebates and provide more affordable healthcare for patients in regional, rural and remote areas. A new, progressive incentive schedule will be used to increase the value of the Rural Bulk Billing Incentive based on…

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Improved maternity services for Muswellbrook hospital

NSW Nationals Candidate for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell has welcomed today’s announcement of a $45 million funding boost for stage 3 of the Muswellbrook Hospital. The NSW Nationals in the state government will deliver stage 3 of the Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment with the planned $45 million project announced today by Deputy Premier John Barilaro, who…

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