Major $1.8 billion boost for local councils

The Federal Nationals in Government will deliver a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local councils. The package of support will help local councils support jobs and businesses by delivering priority projects focused on infrastructure upgrades and maintenance. The new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program and the bringing forward…

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Keeping Little Wings in the air

Sick children in regional and rural NSW will be able to continue to access free professional flight and ground transport services thanks to a $200,000 boost from the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor announced the support this week, which will enable non-profit organisation Little Wings to continue their…

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Multi-billion dollar boost for regional NSW

Up to 2000 new jobs will be created and $4.6 billion will be injected into regional NSW with Australia’s biggest energy storage project getting the go-ahead today from the NSW Nationals in Government. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro said planning approval for the Snowy 2.0 Main Works would mean new jobs, big…

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Fire-affected community gets important upgrade

The town of Nymboida was devastated by the recent bushfires, with more than 80 homes destroyed and livelihoods shattered. But it is an incredibly resilient community, and a grant from the Nationals in Government is helping them rebuild and recover. Clarence Valley Council received over $1.4 million in Federal Government grants to assist with bushfire…

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Vehicle sanitation trialled in Dubbo

Enhanced safety measures for point-to-point transport providers such as taxis and hire vehicles are being rolled out in Dubbo with the trial of a free vehicle sanitisation station. NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Dubbo was the first regional centre to trial the initiative, which is designed to enhance driver…

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Regional holidays allowed from June 1

People will be able to take a holiday anywhere across the state from June, re-opening regional communities to tourism. Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro said while regional NSW will welcome visitors with open arms, holidaymakers should call their planned accommodation venues and attractions to ensure they will be open and confirm their…

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Recognising our amazing community volunteers

NOTE: Picture taken prior to social distancing restrictions. NSW Nationals Member for Tweed Geoff Provest says the contribution of volunteers has never been so important and National Volunteer Week is the perfect time to say thank you. “The last 12 months have been challenging for our community and there is no better time to recognise…

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Government backs innovative COVID-19 research

The Australian Government is supporting world-leading research into the latest COVID-19 treatments through a dedicated round of the Medical Research Future Fund’s Biomedical Translation Bridge. The Government, in partnership with the not-for-profit organisation MTPConnect, has announced a new round of its $22.3 million Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) Program to support COVID-19 related research projects. The…

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Applications open for driver reviver funding

Owners of Driver Reviver locations across the nation can now apply for a share of $3 million in Australian Government funding to upgrade their life-saving rest sites. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said Driver Reviver sites provided a place for drivers and their passengers to stop and have safety and fatigue…

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New highway to open between Glenugie and Tyndale

The Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade has celebrated a major milestone with the 36 kilometre Glenugie to Tyndale section opening this week. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said motorists no longer needed to pass through South Grafton and Ulmarra. “This is a significant moment for our community and for travellers up and…

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Applications open for Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships

NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has encouraged regional apprentices to apply for the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships. Mr Singh said the scholarships support apprentices who were experiencing financial or personal hardship but demonstrate a high aptitude for vocational education and were committed to their on and off the job training. Mr Singh…

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Community Building Partnership benefits regions

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced thousands in funding for projects in Coolamon Shire under the Community Building Partnership Program. Coolamon Shire Council has secured $4648 for an upgrade to the Marrar Memorial Hall supper room and $10,000 for upgrades to the Beckom Hall, including vinyl flooring. Ms Cooke said the funding…

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Ensuring support gets to those who need it

The NSW Nationals in Government continue to support bushfire-affected communities, announcing $8.5 million for Operation Outreach, which is aimed at ensuring everyone who needs support gets it. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the bushfire recovery program was pushing ahead in leaps and bounds and the NSW Nationals in Government were committed…

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Extra gym hours on the way for Mudgee PCYC

Twenty-four-hour access to the Mudgee PCYC gym will soon become a reality thanks to $26,417 in funding secured by NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders. The funding, obtained through the NSW Nationals in Government’s Community Building Partnership program, will allow the installation of a security access entry for 24-hour gym activities. Mr Saunders said…

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