A knight to remember!

The biggest sporting and cultural event of its kind will come to regional NSW next year for the very first time. Thousands of people are expected to attend and see knights and Vikings battle it out at the Medieval Faire in Orange, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund.…

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NSW disaster assistance extended following severe weather and floods

Disaster assistance is now available in 13 additional local government areas following severe storms and flooding earlier this month. The assistance has been extended to Blayney, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cabonne, Cobar, Gilgandra, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Narrabri, Port Macquarie Hastings, Upper Hunter, Warrumbungle, and Weddin. This is in addition to the initial declaration for the local government…

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Dine & Discover boost

The Summer holidays just got even better for residents in the Myall Lakes, with two additional $25 Dine & Discover vouchers rolling out for eligible customers from today. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the government’s $250 million program expansion, announced as part of the $2.8 billion economic recovery package, means new applicants…

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Growing the regional visitor economy

The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced changes to the state’s Destination Networks to ensure the regional visitor economy is set up for continued success and receives more local resources and support. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the government was committed to growing the visitor economy of regional…

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John Barilaro’s valedictory speech

Former Nats’ leader and Deputy Premier John Barilaro delivered his Valedictory speech to Parliament on Wednesday, November 24. This is what he had to say. Who would have thought that after the events of the past 18 months, Andrew and I would be doing valedictory speeches on the same day and neither one of us…

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Restoring Jenolan Caves Road

Work is powering ahead to restore Jenolan Caves Road to pre-flood condition, with multiple teams assembled to finalise investigations and slope repair options at Two Mile, Hampton and Five Mile. Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said after careful investigations, the post-flood repair work is now well…

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Resources for regions delivers for Orange

Orange will soon benefit from local infrastructure improvements that help the community thrive, thanks to Round Eight of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $75 million Resources for Regions. Nationals Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Sam Farraway has announced $1,335,356 for Clergate Road upgrades, which will deliver stage 2 of the project. “The…

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New way ahead for ag workforce

A round of grant funding will be offered to industry to develop projects and initiatives to support the growth, retention, and sustainability of the agricultural workforce. Federal Nationals Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud and Pat Conaghan, Federal Nationals Member for Cowper, said the $7.3 million AgUP grants program would encourage the agriculture,…

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Helping border towns back on their feet

The NSW Nationals in the state government have unveiled a $10 million plan to help regional communities bounce back from border closures. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the money will come from the COVID-19 Recovery round of the Cross-Border Commissioner’s Infrastructure Fund for projects to help regional communities recover from…

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Nats support Queanbeyan Multilingual Centre

Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro has announced more than $69,900 in funding to help Queanbeyan Multilingual Centre purchase a new mini-bus, deliver targeted grassroots support in response to COVID-19, and address the needs of the most vulnerable in the region. Mr Barilaro said the funding was thanks to a number of grants from the…

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NSW Regional Open golf series returns

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole has announced the return of NSW Regional Open Qualifying golf series. He made the announcement with fellow Nationals MPs Dugald Saunders, Gurmesh Singh, and Geoff Provest. Mr Toole said the series will deliver significant economic and tourism benefits to regional NSW after two years of COVID…

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Have your say on Great Western Highway upgrade

The community is invited to have its say on the environmental assessment and concept design for the West section of the Great Western Highway upgrade between Little Hartley and Lithgow. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s $2 billion commitment to…

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Newell Highway upgrade powering ahead

Construction of about 40 new overtaking lanes along the Newell Highway has hit the halfway mark with two lanes at Firetail now completed, lanes at Back Creek under construction, and safety work at Redbank to be completed shortly. The NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments are jointly investing $1.455 billion towards upgrading the…

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Dubbo’s world-class health facilities on show

Federal Nationals Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, has showcased some of the region’s amazing healthcare facilities to Regional Health Minister, Dr David Gillespie. First stop was a tour of the newly-opened Western Cancer Centre. Mr Coulton said the visit was particularly special for him, as it was the first time he’d been able to see…

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