Myall Lakes welcomes 18 new graduate nurses and midwives

Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced that 18 graduate nurses and midwives will start work in Myall Lakes this year. Mr Bromhead thanked the graduates, many of whom are commencing in the Hunter New England Local Health District this month, having already contributed to the COVID-19 workforce response as students. “Over the…

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Planning approval for new Tamworth ambulance station

Tamworth’s new ambulance station can move ahead after the Northern Regional Planning Panel moved to unanimously approve the proposal. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said this approval was the important next step in delivering the state-of-the-art new station. “Our paramedics have been calling for a new station for some time. The existing station is…

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Top marks for return to school

A new survey of more than 100,000 parents and carers and staff has revealed high levels of confidence and satisfaction in the way students returned to school. The survey, conducted towards the end of the first week of school for most students, attracted huge responses with 29,238 public school staff and 84,025 parents participating. COVID…

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Fresh pathways into work for next ag generation

Budding agronomists, livestock managers, and farmers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a two-year employment program to get a head start in the agriculture industry. Nationals Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders said the Agricultural Pathways Program targets recent school leavers to join the managing teams of the Department of Primary Industries’ 13,000-hectare research…

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Country horses to jump at Royal Randwick

Country horses, trainers and owners have a direct line to Royal Randwick thanks to Racing NSW and the 2022 Newhaven Park Country Championships which will see the best county horses showcased on the big stage at Day 1 of the Championships. Nationals Minister for Racing Kevin Anderson said the Country Championships will see eight races,…

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$30 million kickstart for regional housing

Tamworth Regional Council has been encouraged to apply for a share in $30 million in funding to help fast track new housing in 21 Regional council areas, ahead of the government’s initial response to the recommendations of the Regional Housing Taskforce. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said housing shortages have proven to be one…

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Arts and culture hitting the road in 2022

Audiences across regional NSW will enjoy more performances and creative experiences as arts and cultural organisations and groups take their shows on the road in 2022, supported by the NSW Nationals in the state government. More than $660,000 will be delivered through the first round of the NSW Government’s Regional Arts Touring fund supporting 11…

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Planting trees to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee

Eligible groups and organisations in the Parkes electorate are being invited to put forward their project ideas for a NSW Nationals in the federal government grant to plant trees in honour of the legacy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and her 70 years of service to Australia and the Commonwealth. Federal Nationals Member for…

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New England Highway upgrade driving ahead

A major upgrade of the New England Highway between Belford and the Golden Highway is driving ahead, with work to improve safety and travel times along a four-kilometre section of the highway progressing well. Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the NSW Nationals in the state government are investing $97 million to provide…

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Work begins on Dungowan pipeline

Work has begun on the New Dungowan Pipeline with Nationals Member for Tamworth and Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson visiting the site to announce the pipeline is on track. Work to complete the Stage 1 of the pipeline extends 19km from Tamworth’s Calala Water Treatment Plant to the Dungowan Showgrounds. This section of…

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