Game changer for women’s sport

The NSW Nationals in the state government will invest $25 million in a ground-breaking female sport facility program that aims to get more women and girls playing sport. The Community Female Friendly Sport Facilities and Lighting Upgrade Grants Program will see community sports facilities across NSW transformed into safer and more inclusive venues for females.…

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Generating bushfire resilience in Wingham

A community club that became an evacuation centre during bushfires and flooding has unveiled a new power generator funded by the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Funding Package. The Wingham Memorial Services Club received $546,457 to assist with the purchase and installation of the generator and other vital upgrades to the club, through BLERF which is…

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Drones the new eye in the sky for firefighters

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews across the state are being trained to use state-of-the-art drone technology to assist in firefighting operations and other emergencies. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) are being rolled out as part of a $5.4…

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Thank you Chris Gulaptis!

Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has publicly thanked State Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis, after his announcement that he’ll retire at the next State Election. “Chris is not only a Parliamentary colleague, but a personal friend and I thank him for his terrific advocacy for our region,” Mr Hogan said. “Working together, with…

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Coffs Harbour to keep hosting National Touch League

The Inferno National Touch League will continue to call Coffs Harbour home until 2026, following a new agreement with the NSW Government. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh and Nationals Minister for Tourism Ben Franklin have announced the government’s continued support for the event for a further four years. Mr Singh said securing the…

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Paul Toole pays tribute to Chris Gulaptis

I want to thank the Nationals Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis who will retire from politics at the next election. When the people of Clarence elected Chris to be their voice in Macquarie Street 11 years ago, he promised he would fight for them and work tirelessly. He has done just that. His legacy will…

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Statement by Chris Gulaptis MP

I have made the exceptionally difficult decision not to seek re-election for the seat of Clarence at the next State election in March 2023. I have had the incredible privilege of serving the Clarence electorate as a Nationals MP for almost 11 years. I have served under four Premiers and four leaders of the NSW…

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Nats’ boost for Upper Hunter preschool places

Families in Denman and district are set to benefit from extra preschool places as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $15.5 million investment through the Start Strong Capital Works program. Denman Children’s Centre is one of 18 services across NSW that will get a share of the funding through the latest round…

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Toormina Oval’s Sports Facilities Officially Opened

The new accessible female change rooms, storage spaces and accessible pathways at Toormina Oval have been officially opened by Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh and Coffs Harbour City Council Mayor Councillor Paul Amos. Council contributed $408,000 to the project while the NSW Nationals in the state government provided $215,823 through the Stronger Country…

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Remembering our Vietnam Veterans

Almost 60,000 Australians served during the Vietnam War. Today, on the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, we honour those brave Australians who either lost their lives or returned home and still carry the scars of this conflict. The Vietnam War was Australia’s longest conflict of the 20th Century. Our first troops arrived in…

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Millions to unlock new homes in Mid-Western Region

Thousands of additional homes are set to be unlocked in the Mid-Western Region thanks to a $2.5 million partnership between the state and local governments. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced $1.4 million from the NSW Government’s Regional Housing Fund to help Mid-Western Regional Council (MWRC) deliver housing now and into the future.…

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Road rule change gives emergency services the all-clear

Emergency response on major motorways will be significantly improved with an amendment to the road rules which will allow all emergency service vehicles, including those driven by volunteers, to use U-turn bays legally and safely. The amendment to Road Rule 317 will bring emergency services organisations like the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and State Emergency…

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Coffs Harbour Bypass a step closer

The Coffs Harbour Bypass is a step closer to major construction work starting with engineering firm Quickway about to undertake close to $50 million in utility works. Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the recent awarding of the contract meant vital work in the Korora section, to the north of Coffs,…

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