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Transformative Rail Trail a step closer

Transformative Rail Trail a step closer

Published: 16 October 2020

Communities from Casino to Murwillumbah are set to benefit from a rail trail that will attract thousands of visitors a year and create much-needed jobs and investment for the Northern Rivers.

$250 million to boost recovery in NSW bushfire affected communities

$250 million to boost recovery in NSW bushfire affected communities

Published: 15 October 2020

Businesses and communities in bushfire impacted regions have access to a new fund for local infrastructure and initiatives that will drive economic and social recovery, strengthen morale and help communities get back on their feet through the $250 million Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the NSW and Australian governments.

Bill introduced to safeguard future of agriculture and provide certainty for farmers

Bill introduced to safeguard future of agriculture and provide certainty for farmers

Published: 14 October 2020

NSW farmers and private native forestry (PNF) operators have today been given much-needed certainty with the introduction of legislation to exempt agricultural activity from the State Environmental Planning Policy (Koala Habitat Protection).

NSW Government finalises koala SEPP

NSW Government finalises koala SEPP

Published: 7 October 2020

The NSW Government has agreed on the details of the koala protection policy, which strikes a balance between safeguarding the future of our national icon while ensuring certainty for farmers.

NSW leads the way on Agricultural Workers' Code

NSW leads the way on Agricultural Workers' Code

Published: 23 September 2020

The NSW Government will become the first jurisdiction to write the new Agricultural Workers Code into public health orders, paving the way for the $15.9 billion NSW primary industries sector to find skilled workers for the upcoming harvest.

Thousands of jobs for regional NSW through $3 billion Jobs and Infrastructure Fund

Thousands of jobs for regional NSW through $3 billion Jobs and Infrastructure Fund

Published: 22 September 2020

The NSW Government can today reveal it has allocated another $400m of its $3 billion Jobs and Infrastructure Acceleration Fund to regional projects.

Construction begins on world's longest wild dog fence

Construction begins on world's longest wild dog fence

Published: 16 September 2020

New South Wales landholders will be protected by a $37.5 million fence fortress which runs along the Queensland and South Australia borders, as construction commenced this week on the mammoth 742-kilometre extension of the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence.

NSW leads the nation in mine safety development

NSW leads the nation in mine safety development

Published: 9 September 2020

Australia’s only independent underground mine explosives testing facility has opened on the NSW Central Coast, paving the way for improvements in mine safety and innovation in the mining industry.

$11 million to build multi-purpose indoor sport facility

$11 million to build multi-purpose indoor sport facility

Published: 9 September 2020

Central Coast Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex will soon be expanded to include a multi-use indoor sport, recreation and event facility, bringing much-needed jobs and investment to the region.

Basin states set to align with NSW on water compliance

Basin states set to align with NSW on water compliance

Published: 4 September 2020

The NSW Nationals today welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s announcement on adaptive water management, bringing some commonsense back into the Murray Darling Basin Plan (MDBP).