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New highway to open between Glenugie and Tyndale

New highway to open between Glenugie and Tyndale

The Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade has celebrated a major milestone with the 36 kilometre Glenugie to Tyndale section opening this week. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said motorists no longer needed to pass through South Grafton and...

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Applications open for Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships

Applications open for Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships

NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has encouraged regional apprentices to apply for the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships. Mr Singh said the scholarships support apprentices who were experiencing financial or personal hardship but demonstrate a high...

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Community Building Partnership benefits regions

Community Building Partnership benefits regions

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced thousands in funding for projects in Coolamon Shire under the Community Building Partnership Program. Coolamon Shire Council has secured $4648 for an upgrade to the Marrar Memorial Hall supper room and...

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Ensuring support gets to those who need it

Ensuring support gets to those who need it

The NSW Nationals in Government continue to support bushfire-affected communities, announcing $8.5 million for Operation Outreach, which is aimed at ensuring everyone who needs support gets it. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the bushfire...

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Extra gym hours on the way for Mudgee PCYC

Extra gym hours on the way for Mudgee PCYC

Twenty-four-hour access to the Mudgee PCYC gym will soon become a reality thanks to $26,417 in funding secured by NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders. The funding, obtained through the NSW Nationals in Government’s Community Building Partnership program,...

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Monaro hooks new trout attraction to lure visitors

Monaro hooks new trout attraction to lure visitors

NSW Nationals Member for Monaro and Deputy Premier John Barilaro has announced a significant investment in the Snowy Mountains to help boost tourism and jobs after what has been a challenging start to 2020. The NSW Nationals in Government will contribute $3.3 million...

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First stage of Inverell Hospital redevelopment complete

First stage of Inverell Hospital redevelopment complete

A massive milestone in the $60 million redevelopment of Inverell District Hospital has been reached, with the construction of the new state-of-the-art hospital building on Moore Street now complete. Twenty months after the first sod was turned on the revolutionary...

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Infection control training fast-tracked

Infection control training fast-tracked

The Australian Government, in conjunction with all State and Territory governments, have agreed to jointly invest in a new $80 million infection control training fund. The fund will support customer-facing businesses to train workers in how to minimise the risk of...

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Gunnedah COVID-19 testing clinic opens

Gunnedah COVID-19 testing clinic opens

NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has urged residents of Gunnedah and surrounding areas to make the most of the new COVID-19 testing clinic that opened on Monday, May 18. This comes off the back of the recent testing blitz in the fight against COVID-19...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan

Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan

NSW Nationals Mental Health Minister Bronnie Taylor has welcomed moves to help Australians whose mental health and wellbeing is being affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Mrs Taylor said the $48.1 million Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan...

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Increased aerial bushfire support for regions

Increased aerial bushfire support for regions

Australia’s aerial firefighting capability has received an annual $11 million boost to ensure additional aircraft are available for the 2020-21 and future bushfire seasons. Federal Nationals Deputy Leader and Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said the...

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Regional businesses help produce vital supplies

Regional businesses help produce vital supplies

A leading regional business is making a big contribution to the fight against COVID-19, producing millions of litres of a crucial hand sanitiser ingredient. The family-owned Manildra Group has announced it is expanding its state-of-the-art regional distillery to...

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Warren water park set to make a splash

Warren water park set to make a splash

NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway has announced $608,000 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund will go towards the Warren Water Park for local youth. “The Stronger Country Communities Fund is all about giving grassroots projects a fair go and the help...

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Thousands of creative kids get draw fresh inspiration

Thousands of creative kids get draw fresh inspiration

Families right across the state are taking up the NSW Nationals in Government’s $100 Creative Kids vouchers and staying connected to creative learning activities during social distancing restrictions. The increase in children engaging with the Creative Kids program is...

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Sawtell Surf Club welcomes wave of support

Sawtell Surf Club welcomes wave of support

NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has announced a $28,327 grant for Sawtell Surf Club to develop a multi-purpose community hub. Mr Singh said the Community Building Partnership program will help the club refurbish a multipurpose room to provide a...

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Free courses to help bushfire-affected communities

Free courses to help bushfire-affected communities

Communities in bushfire-affected areas will have access to fee-free training courses to support the clean-up and recovery process. The Nationals in Government at a state and federal level have already committed to picking up the bill for the clean-up of residential...

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Road safety a priority for NSW Nationals in Government

Road safety a priority for NSW Nationals in Government

NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced that work has started to improve safety on the Pacific Highway at Wang Wauk Gap. Mr Bromhead said the NSW Nationals in Government had invested $900,000 this financial year as part of the Safer Roads...

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Grafton Hospital upgrade nearing completion

Grafton Hospital upgrade nearing completion

The new $17.5 million Grafton Base Hospital Ambulatory Care Centre is on track to be completed by middle of this year despite disruption from the coronavirus, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. "In fact, the builders are addressing the COVID-19...

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