Showground upgrade to help during pandemic

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has visited Weethalle Showground to celebrate $144,108 in recent funding. The funding, granted as part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package, will refurbish the kitchen, install outdoor seating and bring power to the recreation ground. Mark Booker, President of Weethalle Show Society Incorporated, said that…

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Local businesses awarded $600,000 to reduce waste

NSW Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin has announced Cool Planet and The Diverter had each been awarded $300,000 through the Bin Trim Program to work with NSW businesses to help them increase their recycling and reduce waste going to landfill. The Bin Trim program, funded under the NSW Nationals in Government’s Waste…

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Truck wash upgrade saves water and cuts costs

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has welcomed upgrades to the truck wash at Scone’s Regional Livestock Selling Centre, which will allow waste to be recycled on site, reducing environmental impacts and keeping livestock loads on the move. The Fixing Country Truck Washes program plays an important role in ensuring the safety and…

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Resources for Regions pumps funding into Gunnedah

Round Seven of the Resources for Regions program will pump $1,430,305 into Gunnedah Shire Council as well as acknowledging the contribution mining makes to the economy of the region. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the funding announcement was great news for the local community and Gunnedah Council’s strategic plans for improving the…

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Bulahdelah prepares for next bushfire season

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has welcomed the NSW Nationals in Government’s commitment to ensure the safety of communities from bushfires following the announcement of a new State Mitigation Crew for Bulahdelah. On top of a record firefighting budget, the crew is part of a $10.7 million investment to fast track the State’s hazard…

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Supporting the women of NSW

NSW Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor discusses the challenges rural and regional women face during drought, bushfire and pandemic. We know it has been an incredibly challenging time for everyone across NSW, with so many doing it tough dealing with the impacts of drought, bushfires and now the COVID-19 pandemic on their families, businesses…

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Fighting to deliver Orange Sports Stadium

NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway has made the importance of the Orange Sports Stadium clear, by calling for shovels to be in the ground by December. “Orange shouldn’t have to wait any longer for this project to commence, now is the time to hand over the $25 million and provide a timeline for…

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Reforms deliver fairer, simpler retirement village fees

The NSW Nationals in Government will deliver fairer, more transparent fees for retirement village residents through new laws that will see exit entitlements paid more quickly when residents depart their village. NSW Nationals Minister for Better Regulation and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the new reforms will improve access to exit entitlements, create a…

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New transport service for Tumut and Wagga Wagga

Locals in Tumut and Wagga Wagga will benefit from a new trial bus service rolling out across the region providing better connectivity and more travel choices for residents. NSW Nationals Duty MLC for Wagga Wagga Wes Fang said the return service running from Tumut to Wagga Wagga will operate to connect surrounding towns and ensure…

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Rebuilding relief for primary producers

Four new initiatives to support the forestry industry, wine producers and apple growers hit by the bushfires and the effects of COVID-19 are set to form a major plank in the rebuilding effort in communities across Australia. The $86 million worth of new targeted grants will support some of Australia’s hardest-hit primary producers. This is…

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Iconic zoo’s newest waterhole officially opened

NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has officially opened Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s newest precinct: the Waterhole. The Waterhole precinct, a $10.2 million project jointly funded by the NSW Nationals in Government an Taronga, features an open style café with integrated animal exhibits. Guests can enjoy a meal or relax with a coffee whilst…

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Drought relief approved for Richmond Valley Council

Richmond Valley Council has received a $1 million Nationals in Government grant to assist with drought relief, which will be used to support important community infrastructure. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan joined local mayor Robert Mustow to officially announce the projects. Mr Hogan said the funds were provided to council to assist with…

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Full steam ahead for Iluka’s new Ambulance Station

Iluka’s wait for its first ever Ambulance Station is almost over with the Government and the local community agreeing to build it on a site adjacent to the Iluka Bowls Club in Spenser Street, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis announced. “When Iluka Ambulance Action Group founders John and Ann McLean first approached me with this…

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Pump track for Lithgow gets green light

Bathurst Nationals MP Paul Toole has announced funding of $522,353 for the development of a ‘pump track’ in Lithgow. The grant to Lithgow City Council comes from the NSW Nationals in Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. “This project will further enhance the facilities at Endeavour Park where the pump track will be located,” Mr Toole…

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New police recruits on the beat across regional NSW

Picture: NSW Police Facebook. Photo was taken before COVID-19 restrictions. The safety and security of regional communities and our police force continues to be the NSW Nationals in Government’s highest priority with new police officers on the beat following a private attestation ceremony in Goulburn. “The community is in safer hands with these officers joining…

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