The bypass is going to take more than 12,000 vehicles a day out of Coffs Harbour, reduce travel times by as much as 12 minutes and improve road safety.
The first stage of the Barton Highway upgrade project is underway thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments.
NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has announced a scholarship program to increase the number of qualified early childhood teachers.
The NSW Nationals in the state government will work with the Commonwealth to implement the Agricultural Workers’ Code despite other states’ objections.
Ballina locals and visitors are now even safer thanks to the work of Ben Franklin and the NSW Nationals in government who have secured vital upgrades.