The passing of a Nationals’ giant

  The NSW Nationals would like to express their sadness at the passing of long-time member Maurice “Mo” Simpson. Mr Simpson, who was 89, was the vice chair of the Grenfell branch, and had been a member of the NSW Nationals since July 1970. Mr Simpson had a long and proud involvement with the Grenfell…

Read more

Gates open to new agritourism opportunities

The NSW Nationals in the state government’s final agritourism policy has come into effect today, making it simpler and easier for farmers to start and operate agritourism businesses. Under the policy, farmers can diversify their income by including agritourism experiences through fast-tracked, or without, planning approvals. Whether it’s farm stays, cafes, cellar doors, retreats, roadside…

Read more

Warm welcome for key workers relocating to Griffith

Teachers, healthcare workers and police relocating to Griffith will be given extra support to make the move and settle into the community as part of a $30 million investment by the NSW Government to help attract and retain key workers in regional NSW. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole has announced Griffith…

Read more

Rolling out the welcome mat in Muswellbrook

Teachers, healthcare professionals and police will be provided extra support to relocate to the Upper Hunter Electorate as the first initiative being rolled out by the NSW Government to help attract, prepare, and retain key workers in regional NSW. Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the $30 million investment in The Welcome Experience…

Read more

Be prepared as summer begins

As summer begins, emergency services organisations have joined forces to urge communities to be safe and prepared following a horror year of natural disasters. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said the summer months are notorious for a heightened risk of severe storms. “As we have seen…

Read more

Nats deliver for Gunnedah koala sanctuary

The NSW Nationals in the state government’s Resources for Region Round 9 has delivered for Gunnedah’s proposed Koala sanctuary with $5.624 million locked in to ensure work can begin on Stage 2 of the project. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said this funding is on top of the NSW Government’s $6.48 million investment from…

Read more

Three new bridges to deliver safer travel in Myall Lakes

Three timber bridges in Myall Lakes will be replaced with stronger, sturdier, and more resilient concrete bridges under the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Fixing Country Bridges Program. Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said more than $3 million will go to MidCoast Council to upgrade three ageing timber bridges. “We…

Read more

$2.5 million tourism boost

The NSW Nationals in the state government are investing $2.5 million to bolster the tourism sector across the state to ensure the continued recovery of the visitor economy. Wildlife encounters, food and wine activities, as well as wellness retreats are among 18 projects that will receive grants of between $80,000 and $150,000 via the Experience…

Read more

Hopping with excitement over new Coffs Coast tourism project

The NSW Nationals in the state government are investing $150,000 in product and experience development on the Coffs Coast to ensure the continued recovery of the local visitor economy. Managed by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, the Experience Development Fund targets the development of world-class visitor experiences with grants of…

Read more