NSW Nats backing Tamworth NRL blockbuster

The NSW Nationals in the state government have thrown their support behind the West Tigers-Cronulla Sharks NRL game to be held at Scully Park in Tamworth on August 13 with $229,136 in financial support from the Regional Events Acceleration Fund. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the annual game was a huge hit with…

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$160 million to make our regions stronger

Towns across regional and rural NSW will soon see even more investment in community infrastructure and programs that will make a big difference to the everyday lives of locals, thanks to Round Five of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Acting Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole has…

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Natural Disaster Declared LGAs now reaches 29

Commonwealth-State disaster assistance is now available for an additional six LGAs following the severe weather and flooding. A full list of all 29 LGAs now declared as natural disaster zones can be found below. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement (DRFA). If the eligibility criteria is met, assistance…

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Flood Recovery Task Force Mobilised

A multi-agency task force made up of over 500 personnel, helicopters and equipment is being deployed across the flood affected areas in NSW. Premier Dominic Perrottet said the task force consists of personnel from the NSW State Emergency Service, the NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue NSW, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Public Works…

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$1.1 million to deliver big upgrade for Coffs’ sporting venue

Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said NSW Government funding of $1.1 million is helping deliver a significant upgrade at the popular Sportz Centre sports facility. Mr Singh congratulated Coffs Harbour City Council on its successful application under the Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund which will help bring this exciting community project to fruition. “This…

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Free school holiday skills training

Young people across NSW will benefit from fee-free hospitality training during the Winter school holidays to help them get the skills they need for the jobs they want. 1,000 free training places are up for grabs for students aged 16 and above as part of a new NSW Nationals in the state government initiative. Courses…

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Agriculture and animal emergency flood hotline reactivated

Landholders impacted by the current flood event across NSW can now access immediate support through the reactivated Agriculture and Animal Emergency Services hotline on 1800 814 647. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders said significant work has already been undertaken as part of the flood emergency response to provide support to communities as quickly as…

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Better bus stops for Upper Hunter

Upper Hunter Nationals MP Dave Layzell has announced the local community is set to benefit from more than $90,000 in grants for improved infrastructure at local bus stops. “Bus stops are often utilised as we travel around and go about our daily lives and these upgrades will enhance safety and accessibility for all commuters in…

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$5 million puts Inverell Aquatic Centre in the fast lane

Inverell Shire Council has entered the final leg in its race to construct a brand new multi-million-dollar aquatic centre, with a $5 million contribution from the NSW Nationals in the state government to the ambitious international standard project. Nationals Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall, said it was a huge pleasure to announce the funding,…

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Scenic Drive repairs underway

Tweed Heads residents will soon see major work underway at Scenic Drive with a contract awarded to repair the road following devastating landslips from wild weather earlier this year. Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said Scenic Drive was an essential route for residents and visitors to Tweed Heads and the two landslips caused the…

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Upgrades underway for Kiwarrak Mountain Bike Park

Upgrades are now underway to the Kiwarrak Mountain Bike Park at Taree after it received $403,980 from Stage Two of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the Australian and NSW governments. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, and State Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the joint Federal-State program…

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