Bathurst Courthouse clock on display once more

The Bathurst Courthouse clock is showing its face once again. The 138 year old timepiece, hidden behind scaffolding for months, has been given a facelift by master clockmaker Andrew Markerink. Over the weekend Deputy Premier and Nationals member for Bathurst Paul Toole met Mr Markerink to inspect his work. “To have the clock face unmasked…

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2022 Upper Hunter Show boost

The Upper Hunter Show has been given a helping hand so organisers can present “real country show entertainment for the whole family” at Muswellbrook Showground next month, thanks to support from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell has welcomed a $45,000 Country Shows Support Package grant which…

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Nats supporting NSW families

About one million families can now enjoy $250 worth of vouchers, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Parents NSW program. Eligible families will receive five $50 vouchers which can be redeemed at Discover NSW and Stay NSW registered businesses. The program is a big win for households and will help ease the…

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Support for school camps and music

Businesses impacted by school COVID safety measures late last year now have access to a grant program to help them get back on track. The $14 million grant program will be available to businesses whose services schools were restricted from accessing in Term 4 of 2021. The restrictions primarily impacted overnight camp providers and music…

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Supporting the littlest learners in Dubbo and Wellington

Aboriginal children and children from low income families in the Dubbo electorate will have additional support to participate in 600 hours of quality early childhood education in the two years prior to school. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said five services will receive grants of up to $10,000 to support preschool students to engage…

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Regions dominate in NSW tourism awards

The outstanding strength, resilience and achievements of the NSW tourism industry has been honoured and celebrated at the 2021 NSW Tourism Awards. Supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW, the awards recognise finalists in 29 categories across a range of tourism areas, including Tourist Attractions, Festivals and Events, Ecotourism, Tourism Marketing, Accommodation, Excellence in…

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Advantage Clunes Tennis Club

Clunes Tennis Club will resurface its courts and create new fencing with support of $107,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. The local tennis courts are the only public sports facility in Clunes and have not been upgraded in nearly two decades. Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Ben Franklin…

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Game changing funding for Old Bar Tennis Club

Old Bar is set for a surge in participation in tennis after $121,384 was granted from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead, said the Round Four funding is for an LED Lighting upgrade which will transform tennis in Old Bar. “The current lights…

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Storm and flood assistance available

Natural Disaster declarations have been made in the Bland, Hilltops, Narrandera, and Temora local government areas. Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the declarations follow severe storms and intense rainfall which impacted these communities on January 5 and 6, and again on January 14-16. “The declaration of…

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$30 million kickstart for regional housing

The delivery of homes will be fast-tracked in regional communities experiencing housing pressure, ahead of the NSW Government’s initial response to the Regional Housing Taskforce recommendations. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said applications are open for eligible councils to share in $30 million to fast-track supply of shovel-ready land and deliver…

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Dungowan Dam gets moving

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and NSW Nationals Minister for Water and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson have announced the final business case for the Dungowan Dam will be going to the NSW Government in as little as a month. Mr Joyce and Mr Anderson acknowledged the community has been holding out for progress and…

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$8.9 million boost for Clarence emergency services

The NSW Nationals in the state government are investing $8.9 million in the Clarence Region, with a co-located Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) and Fire Control Centres (FCC) to be built in Grafton and a new Category 1 Fire Tanker going to the Lawrence RFS Brigade. The $8.5 million Grafton facility was announced earlier this week…

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