Narromine & Trangie

NSW government provides stimulus for business and health sectors

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has welcomed a stimulus package announced by the Premier, Deputy Premier and Treasurer to assist with response to the COVID-19 crisis. On Tuesday the NSW Government announced a major $2.3 billion health boost and economic stimulus package to protect the community and help protect jobs over the next six months. Mr Saunders said the funding would be welcomed by the wider community, and would be revised as the COVID-19 situation progresses. “There are a lot of concerns in the community. Some of them are health-related and some people are wondering what will happen …

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Statement on COVID-19

I fully understand the serious nature of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, which is why I decided to visit Dubbo Hospital today in order to get the absolute latest from one of our leading medicos. And the message is clear – be alert, but not alarmed. The nature of this situation is fluid and can change very quickly, but as we speak the best advice is to be cautious when it comes to symptoms. Here’s a few things to be aware of: DO • Keep your hands clean by washing them often with soap and water or using hand sanitiser • …

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Funding to improve Narromine, Trangie and Tomingley’s public facilities

Two of Narromine’s major community facilities will be expanded after Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced more than $500,000 of funding for the projects. Mr Saunders joined with staff from Narromine Shire Council at Cale Oval to announce the successful applications through the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund program. A total of $309,478 has been allocated to the Cale Oval precinct to start upgrading the facilities, including a multipurpose court, outdoor exercise station, concrete path connections, a new netball club amenities building and outdoor furniture. “It is hoped this new precinct will create a place for all …

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Saunders asks for more drought support

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has called for further financial support to be provided to residents and business owners in drought-impacted regions of regional NSW. Mr Saunders wrote to NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet earlier this week, calling for similar provisions to the ones applied to bushfire-affected parts of the state, including rate relief, and working capital and low interest loans. Mr Saunders said the proposed assistance would be similar to that rolled out across regions which have been affected by the devastating bushfires. “What has happened to parts of NSW, particularly on the South Coast, has been nothing …

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Applications open for $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card

Applications for the NSW Government’s $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card are now open for those living in the Dubbo electorate. Eligible seniors can apply through service.nsw.gov.au, by calling 13 77 88 or visiting a Service NSW Service Centre. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the card, one of the government’s key election commitments, will ease the cost of travel for eligible regional seniors. “Travel is one of the most significant expenses for residents living in rural and regional NSW, which is why the NSW Government committed at the 2019 election to reducing that cost for seniors,” Mr Saunders …

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Regional Seniors Transport Card on the way

One of the NSW Government’s key pre-election commitments will be rolled out in the coming weeks, with regional seniors able to apply for the $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card from Wednesday, 29 January. Member for the Dubbo electorate said travel was one of the most significant household costs faced by seniors living in rural and regional areas, and the card is designed to ease the burden of those costs. “This card is about making it easier for seniors to access services, do their shopping and to stay connected with family and friends,” Mr Saunders said. “Eligible seniors will be able …

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NSW Government grant to create Narromine jobs and homes

A significant project is on the way for Narromine that will support the changing face of the Orana community and provide local homes and jobs, thanks to funding announced today by the NSW Government. Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said $1 million from the NSW Government’s $170 million Drought Stimulus Package will help to pay for essential infrastructure required to establish an over-55s retirement village. Mr Saunders said the funding will deliver vital utilities to enable 45 low-care properties that will be operated by aged care provider Timbrebongie House. “Narromine’s population is growing and changing, and this project …

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Funding For Safe And Secure Water In Nsw Central West

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is investing more than $1.6 million into the Dubbo Electorate to improve water quality and security as part of its $1 billion Safe and Secure Program.   The projects include over $1.1 million for the Mudgee Water Treatment Facility upgrade, and over $500,000 to undertake a scoping study to investigate the condition of 31 bores across five Local Government Areas to improve water security. Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said NSW communities depend on access to clean water, and wastewater infrastructure that meets environmental and health standards. “This drought is outside the history …

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