Grazing goats mitigating bushfire risk

A herd of 40 firefighting goats is chewing through hectares of fuel loads near Mudgee as the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) continues its Hazard Reduction Grazing trial in the state’s Central West. The goats, sourced from local business Dry Creek Farm, ‘cell-graze’ between different patches of undergrowth through high-risk areas, including Clandulla and Lue.…

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$35 million police training facility boost for Dubbo

A major infrastructure boost has been confirmed for the Dubbo region with the unveiling of the design for a new $35 million NSW Police Force training facility. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders was joined by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott, and NSW Police Force’s Western Region Commander Assistant Commissioner Brett…

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Funding boost for roads in Cootamundra-Gundagai

Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the investment of $891,000 for the Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council under the latest round of the NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads Program. “The projects will give Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council a helping hand to address their maintenance backlog and to maintain roads delivering safer trips around the…

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Nats deliver for Lower Clarence

The Lower Clarence has come out the winner in the latest round of infrastructure grants from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals MP for Clarence Chris Gulaptis has announced grants totalling $160,000 to fund two community infrastructure projects. “$134,000 will help fund the demolition and rebuild of the Nungera Community Hall at Hillcrest…

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Bungabbee Bridge upgrade completed

Work to replace the single-lane timber Bungabbee Bridge at Bentley is now complete, delivering safer and more reliable journeys for locals, farmers and truck drivers. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the new concrete single-lane bridge will remove the existing load limits, allowing heavy vehicles to cross Back Creek and restoring a vital…

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Easing restrictions for fully vaccinated

In response to the faster-than-expected rate of vaccination, the NSW government will further ease rules for those who are fully vaccinated by bringing forward many of the roadmap changes scheduled for December 1 to next Monday, November 8. From November 8 there will be no limit on visitors to a home, no rules for outdoor…

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Local tradies to light up Monaro classrooms

Local tradies are invited to take part in the NSW Nationals in the state government’s LED Lighting Upgrade Program which will see eight schools across Monaro benefit from new lighting in classrooms. Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the third tranche of the program will see local students at Adaminaby, Berridale, Bombala, Bredbo, Captains…

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Bringing thousands of new jobs to the bush

An advanced manufacturing precinct at Narromine that will create more than 250 jobs is among the latest projects to benefit from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $130 million Regional Job Creation Fund. An additional $55.5 million in funding had been awarded, leveraging $180.3 million in private investment across 69 projects across regional NSW…

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New $150 million program for neglected unsealed roads

The NSW Nationals in the federal government have launched a new $150 million Remote Roads Upgrade Pilot Program. Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said the trial program would target unsealed roads throughout remote Australia, many of which haven’t been upgraded since the Great Depression. Mr Joyce said the program would offer councils between 80% and…

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Queensland – open the border!

Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has again called for the Queensland border to be reopened, as international travel resumes. “From today you can fly overseas and do not need an exemption, you can travel freely between NSW, Victoria and the ACT,” Mr Hogan said. “But we cannot drive into Queensland.” “Family and friends…

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“A great day for regional NSW”

NSW has reached the November 1 roadmap milestone, with a further easing of restrictions for the double-vaccinated. From today, fully vaccinated residents can travel for holidays and recreation between Greater Sydney and regional NSW, bookings for hospitality venues are no longer capped, and fully vaccinated travellers from overseas can enter NSW without having to quarantine,…

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Good news for swimmers in State of the Beaches report

Swimmers across the state can dive in with confidence this Summer, with the NSW Government releasing the 2020-21 State of the Beaches report. The State of the Beaches report provides an overview of the water quality at 210 swimming locations monitored under the Beachwatch and Beachwatch Partnership programs across NSW. The report found: • 98…

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