Nats deliver a “present from heaven” for Coomba Park

Coomba Park residents say they’re ecstatic the NSW Nationals in the federal government are delivering funds to rebuild the community’s tidal pool and create a boardwalk. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie joined community members at Coomba Park to toast the $200,000 announcement. Dr Gillespie said there had been community concern the 35-year-old…

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TAFE tech upgrades for Cootamundra

The Cootamundra electorate has received a share of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $10 million investment in state-of-the-art technology for TAFE NSW classrooms, providing students with the best possible opportunity to learn. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said this latest investment is part of a state-wide program delivering technology upgrades to over…

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$187 million game changer for the Newell Highway

Major work is underway on the Parkes bypass. It’s the town’s biggest ever infrastructure project – one that will transform journeys along the Newell Highway and create hundreds of local jobs. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the $187.2 million project would deliver a game-changing upgrade to…

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2021 Community Building Partnership funding for Oxley

NSW Nationals Member for Oxley and Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, has announced that 19 local projects in Oxley have been funded through the NSW Government’s 2021 Community Building Partnership Program. Since the Program started in 2009, the Community Building Partnership has funded more than the 16,000 projects, and this year there…

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Big win for Queanbeyan Tigers

Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor have announced $60,000 to deliver a much-needed carpark upgrade for the Queanbeyan Tigers AFL club. Mr Barilaro said it is the final piece of the puzzle for the Queanbeyan Tigers after the club completed a major refurbishment of its facilities last…

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Queanbeyan asked to have its say on bus services

As part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s 16 Regional Cities Services Improvement Program, Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro has invited the community across Queanbeyan to have a say on improvements to bus services. The Services Improvement Program aims to build a stronger public transport network to better meet the demands and…

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Smart drumlines to protect our shores

The rollout of 15 new SMART drumlines from Tuncurry Beach to Seven Mile Beach has begun, as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $21.4 million 2021/22 Shark Management Program. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the deployment of SMART drumlines was part of the world’s largest shark management program. “There…

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Historic land agreement for Orange

The NSW Nationals in the state government have announced the largest land transfer in NSW history. The announcement has been made by Nationals Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey, Nationals MLC Sam Farraway, Orange City Council mayor Regg Kidd, and representatives of the Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council. Under the plan, 312 hectares…

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Sorting out the bad seeds

This year eBay has blocked more than 18,000 attempts by overseas traders looking to sell unidentified seeds and live plants to Australians. With support from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, eBay aims to prevent the potential purchase of regulated plant material that bypasses biosecurity requirements and poses high biosecurity risks for agriculture…

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Wagga Wagga public school rebuild about to start

Work is set to start on the rebuild at Wagga Wagga Public School, following the devastating fire that ripped through classrooms in 2019, with the construction contract awarded to ICG Wagga Pty Ltd. The project will deliver a new building comprising six modern learning spaces, two staff offices, toilet facilities, and a lift. Duty Nationals…

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