Youth program creates pathways to employment

The Goonellabah Youth Arts Café will offer an innovative program to young people to help them create pathways to employment, thanks to a $195,000 grant from the NSW Nationals in Government and the dedicated work of the YWCA. Local partners will bring together live training in hospitality, customer service and employment skills as well as…

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Registration fees waived for greyhound owners

Greyhound owners across regional NSW will have their registration fees waived for another 12 months. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth and Minister Responsible for Racing Kevin Anderson said the fee waivers will help greyhound owners who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is great news for our local owners and trainers as we’re…

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New animal rehoming centre for Bathurst

A NSW Nationals in Government grant is set to help usher in a new era for the management of companion animals in the Bathurst Region. NSW Nationals Bathurst MP Paul Toole said the $166,519 Stronger Country Communities Fund grant was for Bathurst Regional Council to construct a new animal shelter in the city. The project…

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Vinnies helps Dubbo to Return and Earn

Less than nine months after opening its doors, the Vinnies Return and Earn Bulk Container Deposit Centre in Dubbo has processed more than seven million bottles, cans and containers for recycling. NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders congratulated the team operating the Dubbo facility, as well as the local community, for reaching the impressive…

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Celebrating contribution of strong regional women

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has urged people to recognise female volunteers in their local communities, with nominations still open for the 2020 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll. Ms Cooke said the Honour Roll shines a spotlight on the contribution of women in regional New South Wales, who willingly lend their time and skills…

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Major road project opens in Orange

The first vehicles have driven over the new Southern Feeder Road’s railway overpass bridge in the Central West thanks to the Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway was there to cut the ribbon and said the $18.4 million dollar project had received significant support and contribution from the NSW Government with…

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Mark Coulton

Rural health remains strong focus for Government

Rural communities and the rural health workforce will continue to have an independent advocate following the Australian Government’s announcement to continue and extend the Office of the National Rural Health Commissioner. The Office will take a broader approach to rural health, and will help deliver the Government’s key reforms and targeted rural health priorities to…

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Nats in Government light up Bathurst training grounds

Sporting organisations in Bathurst have shared in $4.6 million of grants to purchase equipment, improve facilities and increase participation opportunities. NSW Nationals Deputy Leader and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the grants would assist local sporting organisations as COVID-19 restrictions slowly ease, with Bathurst District Football being one of the worthy recipients. “Soccer is…

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Local businesses needed for Dungowan Dam

Local construction businesses can now register their interest to help build the $480 million Dungowan Dam and Pipeline project through a new online WaterNSW portal aimed at increasing local involvement. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed the announcement of a new business portal and was extremely excited by the local opportunities presented by…

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Michael McCormack

Building Better Regions with 163 new projects

Drought-affected regional communities across Australia will benefit from 163 new local infrastructure and community projects as part of a $207 million investment under Round 4 of the Federal Nationals in Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said this funding injection comes at a critical time…

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Trangie Tennis Club to shine bright

The big serves and deft volleys of Trangie’s tennis players will be on show under lights thanks to funding secured by NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders. The Trangie Community Tennis Club has been granted $12,874 from the Local Sports Grants Program, which will allow for the installation of new lighting, as well as…

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Accommodation landed for NSW public boarding students

The NSW Nationals in Government have announced a plan to get public boarding school students back into their dormitory facilities after weeks of learning from home. Until recently, boarding schools had been unable to return all of their students to full-time face-to-face learning due to Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) guidelines, which outlined that…

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Nats driving Newell Highway rebuild project

The Northern Tablelands’ largest road project in living memory, the $203 million rebuild of the Newell Highway from Mungle Back Creek to Boggabilla, is powering ahead thanks to the Nationals in Government. Jointly funded by the Commonwealth and NSW Governments, Federal Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Northern Tablelands Nationals MP Adam Marshall have…

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Sam Farraway MLC

Far west gets boosted arts and cultural support

NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway has announced communities in Barwon will receive $135,000 in funding through Round 2 of the Government’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program. Local organisations such as the Broken Hill Historical Society Inc were included in 74 successful projects sharing in over $2.7 million as part of the second round…

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Nats in Government upgrade local libraries

The Temora Library will be getting an $189,014 upgrade thanks to funding from the NSW Nationals in Government’s Public Library Infrastructure Grant program. It is just one of many regional library projects to receive funding from the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced the library will receive improvements including…

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