Coulton visits north west

Federal Nationals Member for Parkes has an enormous electorate to cover – it accounts for almost half of NSW in size. But he hasn’t let that stop him from getting to every nook and cranny as he serves the local communities he loves. “It was wonderful to be back in the North West of my…

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End to environmental flows from Chaffey during drought

A common-sense approach has prevailed in relation to holding critical water supplies in Chaffey Dam for as long as possible during one of the worst droughts on record. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the breakthrough came after a series of meetings between Government and key local stakeholders. Mr Anderson said an emergency…

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Nats in Government helping create more jobs

The NSW Nationals in Government have approved a $1.65 million upgrade to the Borg timber processing and manufacturing plant in Oberon, which will create 20 new construction jobs and help the Australian-owned and operated company remain competitive in a global industry. NSW Nationals Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the Borg facility upgrade will allow…

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Volunteer Rescue Squads backed by Nats in Government

Emergency services volunteers in Taree will be better equipped to respond to medical emergencies in the course of their duties after welcoming a new defibrillator for Manning Volunteer Rescue Association. “The Taree VRA is one of 31 additional defibrillators will go into the hands of our skilled SES, Marine Rescue and VRA volunteers across the…

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Have a safe long weekend on the water

It’s time to hitch up the boat as the gates to regional dams and recreational areas are open in time for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions continue to ease. NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said WaterNSW had opened their picnic and barbecue areas, walking tracks and public toilets to…

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Safer roads in and around hidden gem on the Hume

Residents and visitors will soon experience safer journeys through the village of Jugiong with a reduction in speed limits. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the changes were the result of a comprehensive review of speed zones on Riverside Drive, following an increase in pedestrian and vehicle volumes and in response to concerns…

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Greenlight for Taree Universities Campus

The Taree Universities Campus will now become a reality with the announcement from Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie that Federal funding for the new multi-million-dollar campus has been secured. “This is a magnificent day for our region. Many people have been wondering if we would ever get a uni campus, and I’m pleased…

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Buy local to support local jobs, say Nats in Government

A new campaign strongly supported by the Nationals in Government has been launched to promote Australian Made products. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan has joined the campaign to back Australian jobs and Australian businesses during the pandemic and beyond by promoting locally-produced products and businesses on his Facebook page. “I know everyone wants…

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Safety improvements for Glebe Bridge at Coraki

Coraki residents will see the heritage-listed Glebe Bridge across the Richmond River undergo a maintenance makeover, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. Mr Gulaptis said the bridge, built in 1905, required regular maintenance to ensure it continued to provide safe journeys across the river for the local community. “The nine-span timber and steel bridge…

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Important milestone reached for Murrurundi Hospital

NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has announced the redevelopment of the Murrurundi Wilson Memorial Hospital reached another important milestone recently with the pouring of concrete for the new hospital foundations. Mr Johnsen said the concrete slab for the new hospital building was poured over three consecutive days and approximately 160 cubic metres…

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More time to apply for small business grants

Small businesses highly impacted by COVID-19 have more time to submit applications for up to $10,000 in Small Business Support Fund grants. NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the grants were designed to help small businesses pay for unavoidable expenses including utilities, rates and supplier costs. “Small businesses are the backbone of…

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Inland Rail means opportunities for northern NSW

Inland Rail offers a clear track for further investment into northern New South Wales, with an economic study released by the Nationals in Government outlining growth in food processing, logistics hubs and consumer warehousing in towns along the rail line. The Northern NSW Long-Term Regional Opportunities report shows a significant boost to jobs and investment…

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