The $29 million upgrade of the New England Highway and rail bridge at Gowrie Gates in Singleton has been completed ahead of schedule, improving road and rail freight access through the Hunter.
Racing is more than just an event in regional communities, it’s part of our culture, which is why the Nationals in Government want to continue to make racing as enjoyable and accessible as possible.
As per our commitment, eligible seniors are those who reside in regional NSW, and are either aged pensioners or Commonwealth Senior Health Card holders, can take advantage of the Regional Seniors Transport Card from January 2020.
These projects make a real difference to our local communities, such as sporting field lights that allow night-time play, and community hall upgrades, and I can’t wait to see the delivery of our electorate’s share of the $50 million in youth infrastructure and programs.
I was committed to delivering the promises made to our Upper Hunter Electorate communities in the recent state election, and am proud to be a Member of a government that keeps its word, both locally and across NSW.
Across the State our farmers and regional communities are experiencing one of the worst droughts in living memory. That’s why the NSW Government has delivered a $755 million drought assistance package to help support our rural communities through these difficult times.
The changes, made following extensive consultation with producers and other industry stakeholders, will come into effect in July and brings Australia into line with key international competitors, including our largest lamb export competitor, New Zealand.
The Nationals understand the effect this drought is having on regional economies, communities and families. The extension of the Emergency Drought Relief package means more assistance for primary producers, more infrastructure to provide safe and secure water supplies, and investments aimed at stimulating the local economy.
This is IS wonderful milestone in the ongoing construction of the Scone Bypass, and I am delighted to be a Member of a Government that is continuing to deliver for our communities in Upper Hunter.
As the local mining sector develops there will be more opportunities for greater diversity and opportunity in the workplace.