Labor’s soil deception

In a cruel blow to Australian farmers, the Federal Labor Government has axed the $54 million pilot Soil Monitoring Incentives Program (SMIP) While spruiking the SMIP in November 2022, Minister for Agriculture and Emergency Management, Murray Watt, said “healthy soil underpins Australia’s natural landscapes and our high-quality sustainable agriculture industry” and that “without intervention, reduced…

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Celebrate seniors helping our region thrive

Seniors who make the Dubbo electorate a great place to live can be recognised for their efforts, with NSW Nationals MP Dugald Saunders urging locals to nominate them for the 2023 NSW Seniors Festival Local Achievement Awards. Nominations are now open for the awards program which celebrates the work and achievements of seniors in the…

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Delivering the next generation of nurses and midwives

Aspiring nurses and midwives are encouraged to choose a rewarding career with NSW Health, with support available through cadetship and scholarship programs in 2023. Applications are now open for NSW Health’s Enrolled Nurse Scholarships, Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship Program and Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships. Eligible school leavers and people considering a career change…

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Palliative care expansion for Tamworth hospital

Local palliative care services will be more than doubled with the NSW Nationals in the state government announcing they will deliver a stand-alone, expanded, and purpose-built palliative care unit at Tamworth Hospital. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the announcement is a big win for the community that will deliver positive outcomes for patients,…

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New skate park for Black Head

Skateboarding enthusiasts in Black Head will be able to enjoy a new skate park, following a $435,000 investment from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the funding from Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of almost $2.6 million invested in…

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Major construction about to get underway on Coffs bypass

The detailed design for the Coffs Harbour bypass has been finalised, clearing the way for major construction to start in March. The main changes to the design include refinements to the Englands Road, Coramba Road, and Korora Hill interchanges. While there have been design updates, the overall design, including tunnels, has not changed. The detailed…

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Study seeks solutions to Wallis Lake Sand Shoaling

A hydrodynamic study of the Wallis Lake estuary will be carried out to find short and long-term dredging solutions to improve navigation near the entrance of Wallis Lake and help prevent the smothering of oyster leases caused by sand shoaling. Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the study is the result of recent…

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Adelong Alive museum

The Adelong Alive museum in Tumut Street tells the story of the people of the Snowy Mountains town of Adelong. The township was established in the 1830s, coming to prominence in the early 1850s during the gold rush. The Adelong Alive museum not only looks at that history, but also looks to the future, projecting…

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Celebrating 30 years of the Parkes Elvis Festival

Five days of incredible live entertainment fit for the King will mark the 30th anniversary of the Parkes Elvis Festival, thanks to a $243,500 investment from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the funding boost from Round Two of the Regional Events Acceleration Fund…

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Delivering a trusty new truss bridge for Armidale

A walk around Armidale’s Black Gully Reserve and Mike O’Keefe Woodland is about to become a lot safer and more enjoyable thanks to a $32,970 grant from the NSW Nationals in the state government grant to purchase and install a timber truss footbridge to span Black Gully Creek. Nationals Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall…

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Passenger services to recommence on Main Western rail line

Passenger services on the Main Western Rail Line through the Blue Mountains will recommence from January 21, following last month’s freight train derailment. Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said crews were working hard to repair a 10-kilometre section of track between Lawson and Linden. “Our maintenance crews are working around the…

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