Milestones pave the way for Tamworth jobs boom

Tamworth’s economy is set to grow thanks to $20,246,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Restart NSW Growing Local Economies Fund. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the NSW Government had funded the Trunk Stormwater Drainage infrastructure as part of the Tamworth Global Gateway Park, a development which will create thousands of…

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“Water is wealth and a dam is a bank”

The NSW Nationals in the federal government will commit up to $433 million in additional funding toward the construction of Dungowan Dam, reinforcing the importance of this region-building project. Through the 2022-23 Budget, the government has locked the money in to ensure the project gets built, pending finalisation of the business case, due later this…

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No red tape for interstate hospitality workers

The number of NSW hospitality workers is being boosted to help businesses struggling with staff shortages. The Automatic Mutual Recognition initiative allows certified Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) staff from Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, and the ACT to work in NSW without needing new credentials. Nationals Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson…

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Empowering more Coffs Coast women

Coffs Harbour Lions Club is among 18 organisations to receive funding as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $1 million Investing in Women Fund. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said organisations like Lions play a crucial role in our community, providing local women with the support they need. “I’m delighted…

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New country rail headquarters open in Orange

UGL Regional Linx’s (UGLRL) new headquarters in Orange has been officially opened by Acting Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole and Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway. Mr Toole said UGLRL is delivering on its promise for a new regional head office and purpose-built Network Control Centre as part of…

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Cowper surf clubs benefit from new safety equipment

Nine surf clubs across Cowper have been able to purchase vital lifesaving equipment to prevent fatal and non-fatal drownings, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s investment in Surf Life Saving Australia’s (SLSA) Beach Safety Equipment Fund. Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said surf clubs across the Mid North Coast have…

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Nats deliver major road safety upgrades for the Mid Coast

Federal Nationals’ funding is delivering major safety upgrades at the busy Myall Way/ Pacific Highway intersection and on Bombah Point Road towards the ferry wharf. Flashing lights will be installed at the intersection turning into Tea Gardens, with flexible wire rope barriers along the edges. Sight restrictions will be removed to allow drivers to see…

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Scott Barrett MLC inaugural speech

Scott Barrett MLC has delivered his inaugural speech. He spoke of his love for the land and his love for his family. Scott spoke about his strong ties to the regions, and of his plans while in the Parliament. Here’s what Scott had to say: I am humbled and honoured to be standing in this…

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NSW Seniors Festival underway

Seniors throughout the Cootamundra Electorate are encouraged to get out and join in local activities while reconnecting with their community during this year’s NSW Seniors Festival which starts today – Friday, March 25 – and runs until Sunday, April 3. More than 90 community organisations and councils across the state will host events in the…

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Great Western Highway reopens at Mount Victoria

Both lanes of the Great Western Highway through Mount Victoria have reopened to traffic in time for the weekend rush after crews worked around the clock to repair extensive flood damage. Acting Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the highway pavement had been repaired near Fairy Bower Road and the slope had…

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Have your say about your child’s education

Parents, carers, and educators are invited to take part in the consultation process for the Department of Education’s Parent and Carers Engagement Framework. The Parent and Carer Engagement Framework will outline how the education sector can work more closely with parents and carers to improve student outcomes. Nationals Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah…

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Applications open for flood rental support payments

Applications are now open for Flood Recovery Rental Support payments of up to $18,000 to help flood-affected residents in highly-impacted areas with the costs of short-term rental accommodation. Acting Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the one-off lump payments were part of the NSW Government’s $285 million Temporary Housing Support package. “This…

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Further scholarship round for regional study

Another round of the successful program which offers students $15,000 a year to study and live in regional Australia will be funded by the NSW Nationals in the federal government. The Destination Australia Program will provide more opportunities for domestic and international students to study in regional centres in 2023. From May 26, 2022, eligible…

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Nichole Overall inaugural speech

New Nationals’ MP for Monaro Nichole Overall has delivered her inaugural speech, starting with a quote from Banjo Paterson and a promise to the people of Monaro that “I will stand up for them and fight as hard as I possibly can to ensure their voices are heard.” Here’s what Nichole had to say. And…

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