$4 million for Hastings Regional Sports Complex

The NSW Nationals in the federal government have committed $4 million towards the development of a brand new sporting field complex for the Port Macquarie Hastings region. The Hastings Regional Sporting Fields plan includes three fields for cricket, football, soccer, rugby, and other activities to service the region’s growing population. The complex will also include…

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$5 million boost for agriculture and jobs in Forbes

A $5 million grant from the NSW Nationals in the federal government to a Forbes project will be a major boost to agriculture and jobs. Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said Southern Cross Nutrients Pty Ltd had been awarded the grant through the government’s Securing Raw Materials Program, which is supporting businesses to move…

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Nats deliver new Hunter veteran wellbeing centre

The NSW Nationals in the federal government will provide $5 million for a new Veteran Wellbeing Centre in the Hunter region, to better support local veterans, Defence personnel and their families. Veteran Wellbeing Centres, established in partnership with ex-service organisations, local health services or community organisations, help better connect veterans to the extensive support and…

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New veteran wellness services for NSW Mid-Coast

The NSW Nationals in the federal government will provide $5 million for wellness facilities in the NSW Mid-Coast region to benefit veterans, Defence personnel, and their families. Veteran Wellbeing Centres provide a one-stop shop, established in partnership with an ex-service or community organisation, to better help connect veterans to extensive support and advocacy services already…

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COVID restrictions eased

The NSW Government has announced close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases will not be required to isolate, provided they comply with NSW Health guidelines. There are no changes for positive cases: the seven-day isolation requirement remains in place for anyone who has recorded a positive RAT or PCR result. From 6pm this Friday (April 22),…

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More police resources for Gunnedah

Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson and Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey have welcomed a timely boost in police resources in Gunnedah following community concern over a recent increase in crime. Mr Anderson said more police were on their way to Gunnedah to support the community and to help prevent crime following a meeting he…

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Coffs seniors are simply the best

Two seniors who help the Coffs Coast thrive have been recognised with a 2022 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Award. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has presented MaiToumbi Zammit-Ross and Margaret Bridgman with their Local Achievement Awards, following nominations by local residents. The Coffs Harbour electorate awards were held in conjunction with the…

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New co-ordination body to lead Northern Rivers communities flood rebuilding effort

The NSW Government will establish a new body to lead the long-term reconstruction of flood impacted areas across northern NSW. The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) will coordinate planning, rebuilding and construction work of essential services, infrastructure and housing across multiple government agencies to help people in the Northern Rivers communities to rebuild their homes…

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Fast and free courses = more maths teachers

An initiative to boost maths teachers across regional, rural and remote public schools has kicked off with the launch of a teacher retraining program. The program will cover course fees for Masters, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate for current teachers to retrain as a maths teacher. Nationals Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell…

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