Nats deliver Mandalong Road upgrade

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway have announced $76 million in joint Commonwealth and NSW Government funding to upgrade Mandalong Road and unlock the economic potential of the Lake Macquarie region. “This investment today will replace two roundabouts on Mandalong Road with traffic lights and…

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Taree Regional Recreation Centre lights up

Lighting upgrades at Taree Regional Recreation Centre will help Mid North Coast football players play and train after dark, thanks to a $251,056 boost from Round Four of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the upgrades will provide more reliable,…

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Manning Vale Cycle Club goes up a gear

Manning Vale Cycle Club will receive a $240,000 upgrade to improve access and usage, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Sport Facility Fund. Deputy Premier Paul Toole said the funding would go towards improving disability access and resurfacing the criterium circuit, which is expected to increase participation by more than 40…

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Nats put runs on the board for Clarence Town Cricket

The Upper Hunter electorate will benefit from $55,000 in funding to support Clarence Town Cricket Club under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Upper Hunter Nationals MP Dave Layzell said the funding will help the Clarence Town Crocodiles continue the good work they do in supporting the local community. “This funding is much-needed and will…

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National Rugby League Returns to Coffs Harbour

After a successful inaugural NRL event last year, the C.ex Coffs International Stadium will host another Telstra Premiership Game in 2022. With the Coffs Coast firmly on the radar of elite national sports teams and competitions of all types, local and visiting NRL fans are excited for the return of the Cronulla Sharks and Gold…

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Mobile parenting service for flood-affected Tweed

Mums, dads and carers coming to terms with one of the country’s most devastating natural disasters will be better supported, with the NSW Government and Tresillian partnering to increase specialised support in and around the Tweed. Nationals Minister for Women, Regional Health and Mental Health Bronnie Taylor said following the devastating weather events, the deployment…

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Smooth rolling at North Tamworth bowlo

Bowls players at North Tamworth Bowling Club will have a new surface to tend with thanks to $100,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Infrastructure Grants Program. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed the laying of the new synthetic surface which is low maintenance and provides a long-lasting surface that is proving…

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Applications open for apprentice scholarships

Local first year apprentices facing financial or personal hardship will be supported with a $15,000 scholarship to undertake their trade and study through a NSW Nationals in the state government’s scholarship program. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead, said people can now apply for a Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship which will support 120 people…

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Better protection for emergency workers

People who assault frontline health workers, correctional and youth justice officers and emergency services staff and volunteers will face tougher penalties under new offences the NSW Government has committed to introduce this year. The NSW government is supporting, in full or in principle, all of the recommendations in the NSW Sentencing Council’s report Assaults on…

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Path forward for Tamworth Golf Club

Drought and flood will soon be no barrier to a round of golf at Tamworth Golf Club thanks to $236,058 from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the funding would be used to construct concrete pathways on the front 9 holes on the course, meaning players could still…

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A top week out west – Mark Coulton

I had a top week on the road in the north-west of my electorate last week, meeting with councils and community members in Lightning Ridge, Brewarrina, Bourke, and Walgett. It was great to see some of the fantastic projects rolling out across these towns thanks to the popular Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program, while…

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