Free training to support push for the bush this Summer

Young people are being encouraged to skill up this Summer and support the regions with 10,000 free training places across more than 800 courses now available. The NSW Nationals in the state government have launched the Summer Skills program, offering free training delivered by TAFE NSW and 120 registered training providers in critical industries. Deputy…

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Support for Bathurst Family Day Care

The NSW Nationals in the federal government have announced $180,000 in funding to support Bathurst Family Day Care. Federal Nationals member for Calare Andrew Gee said Bathurst Family Day Care has been delivering top notch home-based child care for local children for more than three decades. “The organisation provides warm and engaging care for smaller…

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Second contract awarded for tunnel plan

A second contract has been awarded to carry out investigation work for the feasibility of Australia’s longest road tunnel project as part of the Great Western Highway upgrade between Katoomba and Lithgow. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said a joint venture of AECOM Australia and Aurecon Australasia was selected…

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New fire stations and equipment for Upper Hunter

The Upper Hunter electorate is set to benefit from three new fire stations, two for Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) and one for the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) firefighters. Nationals Member for Upper Hunter, Dave Layzell, was joined by Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott, FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter and RFS Chief…

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Backing Manning-Great Lakes as regional capital

The NSW Nationals in the federal government are continuing to back major capital works transforming the Manning Great Lakes into a regional capital. Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce joined Federal Nationals Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie on a tour of key federally-funded infrastructure at Taree and Forster: • Figtrees on the Manning • Taree…

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Grand opening for Tamworth’s new residence for women and children

Tamworth Family Support Services are celebrating the opening of their brand-new women’s and children’s residence, purchased with the assistance of a $316,005 grant from the NSW COVID-19 Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Infrastructure Program. Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson lauded Tamworth Family Support Services for their commitment to the safety and wellbeing of women…

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Grazing goats mitigating bushfire risk

A herd of 40 firefighting goats is chewing through hectares of fuel loads near Mudgee as the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) continues its Hazard Reduction Grazing trial in the state’s Central West. The goats, sourced from local business Dry Creek Farm, ‘cell-graze’ between different patches of undergrowth through high-risk areas, including Clandulla and Lue.…

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$35 million police training facility boost for Dubbo

A major infrastructure boost has been confirmed for the Dubbo region with the unveiling of the design for a new $35 million NSW Police Force training facility. Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders was joined by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott, and NSW Police Force’s Western Region Commander Assistant Commissioner Brett…

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Funding boost for roads in Cootamundra-Gundagai

Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed the investment of $891,000 for the Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council under the latest round of the NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads Program. “The projects will give Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council a helping hand to address their maintenance backlog and to maintain roads delivering safer trips around the…

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Nats deliver for Lower Clarence

The Lower Clarence has come out the winner in the latest round of infrastructure grants from the NSW Nationals in the state government. Nationals MP for Clarence Chris Gulaptis has announced grants totalling $160,000 to fund two community infrastructure projects. “$134,000 will help fund the demolition and rebuild of the Nungera Community Hall at Hillcrest…

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Bungabbee Bridge upgrade completed

Work to replace the single-lane timber Bungabbee Bridge at Bentley is now complete, delivering safer and more reliable journeys for locals, farmers and truck drivers. Federal Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the new concrete single-lane bridge will remove the existing load limits, allowing heavy vehicles to cross Back Creek and restoring a vital…

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Easing restrictions for fully vaccinated

In response to the faster-than-expected rate of vaccination, the NSW government will further ease rules for those who are fully vaccinated by bringing forward many of the roadmap changes scheduled for December 1 to next Monday, November 8. From November 8 there will be no limit on visitors to a home, no rules for outdoor…

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