New level of transparency for recreational fishing sector

Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has released the inaugural Recreational Fishing Annual Report, delivering a new benchmark in accountability and transparency on the projects and services funded by fishing licence fees. Mr Marshall said the Annual Report showed $19 million in projects had been funded through the Recreational Fishing Trust in 2020-21. “Each year…

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NSW government staff member of the year

Congrats to former Nats’ staffer Isabelle Gillespie, who has been named by the Premier as the NSW government staff member of the year. Issy has received the Nick Ruygrok Award for what’s been described as her “outstanding and dedicated service to the NSW Government and the people of NSW.” The award was established in memory…

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Community Building Partnership Program delivers for Monaro

The Community Building Partnership Program from the NSW Nationals in the state government has delivered more than $333,000 worth of projects across Bombala, Araluen, Shannons Flat, Jindabyne and Queanbeyan. Nationals Member for Monaro John Barilaro joined Bombala Golf Club to announce $51,630 to assist the volunteer run club to purchase a new lawn mower. “It…

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Record year for Australian Winter crop production

Australian Winter crop production is forecast to reach a new national record. ABARES Executive Director Dr Jared Greenville said the December Australian Crop Report forecasts 2021–22 Winter crop production to reach a record 58.4 million tonnes following favourable growing conditions over Spring. “The national record is driven by expected all-time high production in Western Australia…

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Have your say on Princes Highway upgrade

Locals are invited to have their say on the first six-kilometre section of the Princes Highway upgrade between Jervis Bay Road and Sussex Inlet Road to help deliver a safer, more reliable journey for all motorists. This section of the Princes Highway, between Jervis Bay Road and Hawken Road, is the highest priority for upgrade…

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Christmas comes early for fishers

Fishers’ festivities will kick off tomorrow with the opening of the Murray Cod fishing season. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said the opening of the season follows the annual three-month breeding closure as well as a record number of recent Murray Cod stockings, which bolstered populations in NSW lakes and rivers after years of…

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Resources for Regions delivers for Bogan Shire

The Bogan Shire will soon benefit from infrastructure improvements and programs that help the community thrive, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $75 million Resources for Regions Round Eight. Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Sam Farraway has announced three projects for the Bogan Shire, which will deliver major infrastructure improvements. Mr…

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Huge success for Pink Up Namoi

Nationals MLC Bronnie Taylor has thanked supporters who braved floodwaters to attend a fundraising Breast Cancer Breakfast in Narrabri on the weekend. The Breast Ever Breakfast raised money for the McGrath Foundation, which does such outstanding work in communities right across the country. The Foundation funds McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their…

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Window of opportunity for Coffs manufacturer

An aluminium manufacturer in Coffs Harbour is set to expand its operations, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund. Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said a $260,000 grant will help Advance Metal Industries construct a new fabrication facility to expand its current product offerings, creating 13 sustainable…

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$16 million funding wave for surf clubs

Applications are now open for a multi-million dollar funding boost for the state’s Surf Life Saving Clubs to ensure our iconic volunteers continue their vital work keeping people safe at the beach. The Surf Club Facility Program, worth $16 million over four years, will build, upgrade and restore surf lifesaving facilities. There are close to…

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Disaster assistance for Weddin Shire

Disaster assistance has been extended to the Weddin Shire Local Government Area (LGA) to help it recover from damage caused by severe weather which has swept through the region since November 9 Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said Weddin had joined Forbes and Cowra among Riverina Electorate LGAs to be supported through the Disaster…

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2021 Regional Youth Taskforce holds final meeting

Members of the 2021 Regional Youth Taskforce have met for the final time to tackle issues impacting rural and regional communities following one of the toughest years in NSW’s history. Joined by Nationals Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor in Sydney, the Taskforce had a focus on ‘community’, one of the four pillars outlined in…

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