Intermodal driving road and rail investment

With the opening of the intermodal at Tamworth Global Gateway Park next year, Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has expressed his desire to continue driving road investment in the region, better connecting the produce to the rail line and on to the global market. Mr Anderson said the intermodal rail line presents a real…

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Community sport funding boost for Far West

Murdi Paaki Regional Rugby League Council has received significant funding from the NSW Nationals in the state government, to support the continued delivery of vital sports competitions and community support services to regions in the Far West. Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Sam Farraway said $450,000 will ensure communities can continue to take part…

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Disaster assistance extended

Disaster assistance is now available in 18 additional local government areas following severe storms and flooding last month. The additional LGAs are Bourke, Coonamble, Dubbo, Glen Innes Severn, Kyogle, Lithgow, Liverpool Plains, Lockhart, Muswellbrook, Narromine, Orange, Parkes, Singleton, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys, Tamworth, Walgett and Warren. These areas are now included in addition to the…

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The Sir Earle Page Memorial Trust

Sir Earle Page was one of the founders of the Country Party of Australia, which went on to become the National Party. Sir Earle, who served briefly as Prime Minister in 1939, was the third longest-serving M.P in Australian history, spending just shy of 42 years in the parliament. The Sir Earle Page Memorial Trust,…

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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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