Accommodation landed for NSW public boarding students

The NSW Nationals in Government have announced a plan to get public boarding school students back into their dormitory facilities after weeks of learning from home. Until recently, boarding schools had been unable to return all of their students to full-time face-to-face learning due to Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) guidelines, which outlined that…

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Nats driving Newell Highway rebuild project

The Northern Tablelands’ largest road project in living memory, the $203 million rebuild of the Newell Highway from Mungle Back Creek to Boggabilla, is powering ahead thanks to the Nationals in Government. Jointly funded by the Commonwealth and NSW Governments, Federal Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and Northern Tablelands Nationals MP Adam Marshall have…

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Sam Farraway MLC

Far west gets boosted arts and cultural support

NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway has announced communities in Barwon will receive $135,000 in funding through Round 2 of the Government’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program. Local organisations such as the Broken Hill Historical Society Inc were included in 74 successful projects sharing in over $2.7 million as part of the second round…

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Nats in Government upgrade local libraries

The Temora Library will be getting an $189,014 upgrade thanks to funding from the NSW Nationals in Government’s Public Library Infrastructure Grant program. It is just one of many regional library projects to receive funding from the NSW Nationals in Government. NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced the library will receive improvements including…

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Nats MP helping businesses get back on track

Australians have done a great job of flattening the curve of coronavirus, Federal Nationals Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan says, and now the regions are on the road back. Mr Conaghan is conducting a business survey through local company Jetty Research to identify opportunities where the Federal Nationals in Government can assist business owners to…

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COVID-19 stimulus accelerates road works

Upgrades to intersections across the regions have been fast-tracked as part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s economic stimulus package. NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said stimulus funding from the $2.3 billion COVID-19 package announced in March had allowed Transport for NSW to bring forward and deliver projects in his region on…

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Michael McCormack

More support for small regional businesses

The Federal Nationals in Government have committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by COVID-19 with access to free and confidential financial counselling. Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack said the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) could support hundreds of regional small businesses. “This announcement is another step forward…

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Trevor Hicks talks Eden-Monaro

The NSW Nationals candidate for Eden-Monaro, Trevor Hicks, ran an automotive mechanical business in Queanbeyan for 22 years before selling up to spend more time at home on the farm. Find out more about Trevor’s passion for local jobs and opportunities ahead of the July 4 Eden-Monaro by-election. Trevor Hicks is a local councillor, farmer…

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Green light for Richmond Valley industrial development

Crucial infrastructure works to develop 46 hectares of new industrial land in Casino has been given the green light, allowing major businesses to commence operations. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan announced $1.5 million to help the local council provide power, water, sewerage and a road network to two key sites. “This project is…

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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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