Major boost to Wagga Wagga special activation precinct

The Nationals in the NSW Government have committed a further $137 million to drive economic growth and prosperity through the Wagga Wagga Special Activation Precinct. The 4500-hectare precinct capitalises on Wagga Wagga’s location as NSW’s southern gateway while being central to Australia’s richest food and agricultural region, the Riverina. It will target businesses in freight…

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Nats deliver pedestrian refuge upgrade for Jindabyne

Work has started on a pedestrian refuge upgrade on Kosciuszko Road in Jindabyne to improve safety for all road users. Nationals Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said the project forms part of the $398 million road safety investment by the Nationals in the NSW and Australian governments under the Safer Roads Program. “This…

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Coffs Harbour scores national women’s rugby tournament

The best women’s rugby teams in Australia will go head-to-head when Coffs Harbour hosts the fourth Super W National Women’s XVs tournament from June 24 to July 3. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said Rugby Australia has been given funding support through the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund. “The tournament’s main…

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Cootamundra community palliative care unit opens

The Cootamundra community now has more choice in end-of-life care, with the opening of a new palliative care unit. The unit has been funded by Adina Care, a community organisation run by a volunteer board of directors, and the Cootamundra Rotary Club. Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined representatives from Adina Care, Cootamundra Rotary,…

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Nats in government fast-track mice plague help for farmers

The NSW Nationals in the state government have secured 5000 litres of one of the world’s strongest mice-killing chemicals, fast-tracking further practical help for farmers to combat the current plague. NSW Nationals Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said the anti-coagulant bromadiolone had been sourced locally, which meant distribution to primary producers could begin within days of…

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Agreement puts Dungog mountain biking on tourism track

An historic agreement between the NSW Nationals in the state government and the Karuah Local Aboriginal Land Council has secured Dungog’s future as a national mountain biking destination. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the Upper Hunter will become Australia’s next tourism hotspot thanks to this historic agreement, which will be accompanied by a $650,000 investment…

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Funding grassroots footy clubs to tackle mental health

Rugby league clubs across the state will receive a mental health boost thanks to a $280,000 investment from the NSW Nationals in the state government in the NRL’s flagship wellbeing program. The State of Mind initiative provides education and ongoing support to grassroots clubs to help reduce the stigma around mental illness and encourage those…

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Community to have their say on mining royalties spend

Community groups from across the Hunter will join the NSW Nationals in the state government in deciding how to use the Royalties for Rejuvenation Fund. Deputy Premier and Mining Minister John Barilaro said he would bring together Hunter community leaders to determine how best to maximise Royalties for Rejuvenation funding. The aim is to ensure…

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$15 million Upper Hunter roadworks boost

The NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments, along with the Upper Hunter Shire Council, are investing $15 million to upgrade key roads. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said work is now underway on a $6.2 million project to deliver safer, faster journeys between Scone and Merriwa by vastly improving Bunnan Road. “The NSW Nationals…

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New police station opens in Inverell

Inverell has a new $15 million police station thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government. The station is the 37th to be built or significantly upgraded since 2011 and the fourth this year. NSW Nationals Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall joined NSW Police Force Commissioner Michael Fuller APM at a formal ceremony…

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Getting Bells Line of Road back on track

Final work is underway to repair the Bells Line of Road and improve its ability to cope with severe weather events. While access along the road resumed on April 11, a five-kilometre section remains under traffic control due to extensive flood damage suffered earlier this year. “The NSW Nationals in the state government are committed…

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New home for Coota rugby

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has joined former Wallabies captain Phil Kearns to open the new Cootamundra rugby clubhouse. The NSW Nationals in the state government supported the new building with a $350,000 grant from the Stronger Communities Fund. Ms Cooke said the project was the result of hard work from the club…

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