New ambulance station for Jindabyne

Nationals’ Member for Monaro Nichole Overall has confirmed that Jindabyne will be home to a brand new ambulance station, as part of the $232 million Rural Ambulance Infrastructure Reconfiguration Program. Mrs Overall said this new station will make a huge difference for the local community. “The Snowy Mountains is a growing area that sees the…

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Delivering for Woodburn SES

Nationals’ candidate for Clarence, Richie Williamson, was on hand to welcome the handover of keys to a new $400,000 rescue vehicle and trailer to volunteers of the Woodburn SES Unit by Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery, Steph Cooke. Mr Williamson said the new vehicle and trailer were the…

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Build back better in Upper Hunter

Dave Layzell and Maitland Mayor Cr Philip Penfold at Melville Ford Bridge, Melville. 12 projects will roll out across the Upper Hunter Electorate under a $312.5 million boost to rebuild damaged roads and transport infrastructure to better withstand future natural disasters across northern NSW. Nationals’ Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the first-of-its-kind Regional…

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Young hospital’s new CT scanner

Patients at Young District Hospital are benefitting from the installation of a new cutting-edge CT scanner thanks to a $1 million investment from the NSW Nationals. The installation of the new CT scanner is offering emergency and inpatient services for Young and surrounding hospitals. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has visited Young District Hospital to inspect the new CT scanner and…

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Agricultural skills program expands to livestock industry

Fee-free training will be rolled out to the livestock sector thanks to the expansion of a NSW Nationals’ program investing in upskilling and growing the agricultural workforce. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said from its inception, AgSkilled has focused on plant-based industries like cropping, cotton, viticulture and horticulture, where it has…

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Construction of new Casino ambulance station complete

Chris Gulaptis and Richie Williamson with members of the Casino United Hospital Auxiliary and local paramedics Mikaela Moulle & Laura Belfanti  Casino locals in need of emergency care will now be catered for by Australia’s newest state-of-the-art ambulance station. At a ceremony attended by members of the local community, Richmond Valley Mayor Robert Mustow, and…

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New headquarters for Gooloogong SES

Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has officially opened the new NSW State Emergency Service (SES) headquarters at Gooloogong. Ms Cooke said the new $630,000 facility will ensure a targeted and rapid response to future emergency events attended by the SES. “This new facility is now officially open and with the continued flooding that has…

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The heat is on at Coffs Olympic pool

Coffs Harbour’s War Memorial Olympic Pool will undergo significant improvements with NSW Nationals’ funding of $797,308 from Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund. Nationals’ Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has congratulated the City of Coffs Harbour on its successful application to fund a heating upgrade. “This important community project will see Coffs…

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Delivering Grafton’s newest community preschool

Grafton families now have more choice and opportunities for their precious children, with the opening of the Clarence Valley’s newest preschool, Clarence Community Preschool. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the new 20-place preschool in Turf Street, Grafton came to be after Cristie Harris, from the Clarence Childhood Services Association, sought his help. “Together we…

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Driving down grocery costs

A re-elected NSW Government will appoint a new Supply Chain Commissioner to work closely with industry to unblock supply chains across the state and help drive down the cost of groceries and goods. The Commissioner will immediately move to establish a freight and logistics taskforce to look at innovative ways to drive down transport costs…

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Jacaranda king honoured

Grafton Jacaranda Festival Manager, Mark Blackadder, has been honoured with a prestigious NSW Government Community Service Award in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the local community, including the transformation of the Jacaranda Festival into a spectacular regional event. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said Mark is ‘king doer’ of all things and no mountain…

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Hall upgrade for Sawtell Girl Guides

The valuable contribution by the Girl Guides movement to our community is being recognised with a $109,954 grant under Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Nationals’ Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the Sawtell Girl Guides Hall Upgrade would now be delivered thanks to this significant funding. “I congratulate Sawtell…

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