Improved maternity services for Muswellbrook hospital

NSW Nationals Candidate for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell has welcomed today’s announcement of a $45 million funding boost for stage 3 of the Muswellbrook Hospital. The NSW Nationals in the state government will deliver stage 3 of the Muswellbrook Hospital Redevelopment with the planned $45 million project announced today by Deputy Premier John Barilaro, who…

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Ag history protected for future generations

The 21st birthday of the Yass Antique Farm Machinery Club has provided the backdrop for the official launch of the National Agricultural technology museum. Nationals Senator for NSW Perin Davey, who attended the birthday celebrations in Yass, said the design phase – made possible thanks to $150,000 in funding from the NSW Nationals in the…

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Country women get enthusiastic support

NSW Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor has spoken enthusiastically about the important work the CWA undertakes across regional NSW. Mrs Taylor, who has had a long association with the CWA as a member of the Nimmitabel branch, was among almost 400 people attending the 99th Country Women’s Association state conference this week at the…

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Hunter jobs take off in airport expansion

Thousands of jobs will be created and almost $13 billion added to the local economy thanks to a decision by the NSW Nationals in the federal government to upgrade the Newcastle Airport runway. The runway will be widened through a $66 million investment to accommodate longer-range domestic and international passenger services as well as significantly…

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Layzell welcomes Dungog roads funding

The NSW Nationals in state government have taken an important step towards repairing Dungog’s crumbling road network. On Friday, Deputy Premier John Barilaro and the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole visited Dungog to announce a $25 million funding package to help Dungog Shire Council get local roads back into shape. “This is…

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A message from the Deputy Prime Minister

It was a pleasure to address the Regional Australia Institute earlier this week to provide a pre-Budget address on some new measures from the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government to support our communities. Regional Australia has driven our nation through the worst of the pandemic and we are emerging in great shape. Last year’s Budget…

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Nats in government deliver for disaster-hit community

Camden Haven was left reeling during the 2019 bushfires, and more recently due to storms and floods. Now the community is banding together to improve disaster resilience thanks to the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund. Federal Nationals Member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, announced over $120,000 in funding to support the community in increasing…

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Water

Nats securing water future

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are providing another $22.3 million for the development of eight water infrastructure projects to help secure our future. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Michael McCormack said the NSW Nationals in the federal government are delivering the infrastructure that forms the National Water Grid as part of a…

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Biosecurity boost

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are bolstering protection for agriculture and regional communities through a new $371 million package. The package will strengthen Australia’s ability to keep out exotic pests and diseases and improve our ability to fight an outbreak. Australia’s biosecurity system protects $42 billion in inbound tourism, $53 billion in agricultural…

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Nats in government boost harvest workforce

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are getting workers into jobs on Australian farms. Following consultation with the agricultural industry the government is delivering a new more flexible approach to its Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job program for short-term agricultural work. Assistance to support people to take up short-term agricultural work will…

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Koorawatha commemorates with restored honour rolls

The Koorawatha community will continue to commemorate its war service for years to come, with restoration work completed on the town’s Honour Rolls. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined the community in unveiling the restored rolls, funded through a $9680 grant from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Community War Memorial Fund. Ms Cooke…

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Native fish return to river after 70 years

More than 7500 juvenile Macquarie Perch have been released into the Macquarie River, more than 70 years after the species was last recorded in the catchment. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said the fish were released into the river at Winburndale Dam near Bathurst. “After a 70-year hiatus from the local waterway, it is…

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Ambitious plan to improve the Great Western Highway

Planning is underway on making an 11-kilometre tunnel the central component of an upgraded Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the proposed tunnel, which would be the longest of its kind in Australia, would transform the state by better connecting the Central West to the east coast. “We have…

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