Extra gym hours on the way for Mudgee PCYC

Twenty-four-hour access to the Mudgee PCYC gym will soon become a reality thanks to $26,417 in funding secured by NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders. The funding, obtained through the NSW Nationals in Government’s Community Building Partnership program, will allow the installation of a security access entry for 24-hour gym activities. Mr Saunders said…

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Monaro hooks new trout attraction to lure visitors

NSW Nationals Member for Monaro and Deputy Premier John Barilaro has announced a significant investment in the Snowy Mountains to help boost tourism and jobs after what has been a challenging start to 2020. The NSW Nationals in Government will contribute $3.3 million from the Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund to revitalise the…

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First stage of Inverell Hospital redevelopment complete

A massive milestone in the $60 million redevelopment of Inverell District Hospital has been reached, with the construction of the new state-of-the-art hospital building on Moore Street now complete. Twenty months after the first sod was turned on the revolutionary project, tools are down and contractor Richard Crookes Construction has handed the new acute services…

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Infection control training fast-tracked

The Australian Government, in conjunction with all State and Territory governments, have agreed to jointly invest in a new $80 million infection control training fund. The fund will support customer-facing businesses to train workers in how to minimise the risk of spread of COVID-19 and support them to re-open safely. The fund will enable the…

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Gunnedah COVID-19 testing clinic opens

NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has urged residents of Gunnedah and surrounding areas to make the most of the new COVID-19 testing clinic that opened on Monday, May 18. This comes off the back of the recent testing blitz in the fight against COVID-19 with over 3000 people tested in the region. Mr…

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan

NSW Nationals Mental Health Minister Bronnie Taylor has welcomed moves to help Australians whose mental health and wellbeing is being affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Mrs Taylor said the $48.1 million Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan presented to the National Cabinet was a positive step forward and looked forward to working with…

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Increased aerial bushfire support for regions

Australia’s aerial firefighting capability has received an annual $11 million boost to ensure additional aircraft are available for the 2020-21 and future bushfire seasons. Federal Nationals Deputy Leader and Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said the additional funding would increase aerial firefighting capacity across the country helping the communities prepare for summer. “The $11 million…

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Regional businesses help produce vital supplies

A leading regional business is making a big contribution to the fight against COVID-19, producing millions of litres of a crucial hand sanitiser ingredient. The family-owned Manildra Group has announced it is expanding its state-of-the-art regional distillery to produce an additional 90 million litres of ethanol. “We’ve been operating our world-class distillery round-the-clock to increase…

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Warren water park set to make a splash

NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway has announced $608,000 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund will go towards the Warren Water Park for local youth. “The Stronger Country Communities Fund is all about giving grassroots projects a fair go and the help they need to get off the ground and make a difference to…

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Thousands of creative kids get draw fresh inspiration

Families right across the state are taking up the NSW Nationals in Government’s $100 Creative Kids vouchers and staying connected to creative learning activities during social distancing restrictions. The increase in children engaging with the Creative Kids program is thanks to an expansion of the eligible activities and $1 million in funding to help program…

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Sawtell Surf Club welcomes wave of support

NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has announced a $28,327 grant for Sawtell Surf Club to develop a multi-purpose community hub. Mr Singh said the Community Building Partnership program will help the club refurbish a multipurpose room to provide a vital training, education and club/community activities space. “Sawtell Surf Club wants to provide…

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Free courses to help bushfire-affected communities

Communities in bushfire-affected areas will have access to fee-free training courses to support the clean-up and recovery process. The Nationals in Government at a state and federal level have already committed to picking up the bill for the clean-up of residential and commercial properties destroyed by the recent bushfires at no cost to owners. Deputy…

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Grafton Hospital upgrade nearing completion

The new $17.5 million Grafton Base Hospital Ambulatory Care Centre is on track to be completed by middle of this year despite disruption from the coronavirus, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. “In fact, the builders are addressing the COVID-19 situation and have introduced precautionary measures to ensure a safe workplace for all involved…

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Getting on with the job at Dungowan Dam

Water security in Tamworth has been increased thanks to funding announced by the NSW Nationals in Government to fast-track critical water infrastructure projects. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the region had seen much-needed rain but was still dealing with the repercussions of the drought and the disastrous effect it had on our…

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