Regional business and economy news in NSW

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Special Activation Precinct updates

Get the latest updates, plans and resources on our precincts in Parkes, Wagga Wagga, Moree, Snowy Mountains, Williamtown and Narrabri.



Regional Job Precinct updates

Get the latest updates and developments on Albury, Richmond Valley, South Jerrabomberra and Namoi Regional Job Precincts in NSW.


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Latest regional business and economy media releases

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Ministerial media release
23 February 2024

All systems go for the Central West's regional transport co-ordination centre

A new Central West control centre designed to deliver better transport outcomes during major events and emergencies is getting its first live test during the Bathurst SuperFest celebration.

Ministerial media release
21 February 2024

Iconic Blue Groper now protected in NSW

The NSW Government is taking steps to ensure the protection of NSW’s State Fish, the Blue Groper, with new changes to prohibit fishing a Blue Groper by any method.

Ministerial media release
20 February 2024

Major Mitchell Highway upgrade complete between Dubbo and Narromine

A $32 million NSW Government project to build new overtaking lanes on the Mitchell Highway between Dubbo and Narromine has been completed.

Ministerial media release
19 February 2024

Stinky stowaways found lurking in NSW luggage

The Government is asking travellers, arriving in NSW from Europe or Asia, to check their luggage for brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys.

Ministerial media release
16 February 2024

Upgrade to start on New England Highway at Burning Mountain, north of Wingen

Better journeys are on the horizon for motorists who use the New England Highway, with work on safety upgrade to start at Burning Mountain north of Wingen.

Ministerial media release
15 February 2024

Better roads on the way for Wagga Wagga

A multi-million dollar three-part program of safety and road upgrades to deliver better roads around Wagga Wagga is ramping up, following completion of improvements at Kapooka Road at San Isidore and the commencement of new work on improvements to two key sections of road.

Departmental release
13 February 2024

Creating space for Riverina artists to succeed

A group of talented Riverina creators is paving the way for others to follow their artistic dreams, boosting Wagga Wagga’s economy, and leaving a lasting legacy following a funding kick-start from the NSW Government.

Ministerial media release
13 February 2024

NSW welcomes new national Varroa Mite management plan and funding to kick start industry implementation

The NSW Government has today welcomed the decision of the Varroa Mite National Management Group to approve the National Transition to Management Plan. The group, comprised of State and Federal governments, as well as beekeeping and pollination industry representatives have unanimously agreed to usher in a new phase for biosecurity management of Varroa mite.

Ministerial media release
12 February 2024

Richmond Valley Regional Job Precinct draft master plan open for consultation

The Richmond Valley Regional Job Precinct draft master plan is now on public exhibition which outlines a long-term vision to create up to 1900 highly skilled jobs and grow industries in the North Coast including agribusiness, manufacturing and food processing.

Ministerial media release
9 February 2024

Outback bus service secured after Bourke goes wild for Wilba

A community bus named Wilba will remain on the streets of Bourke after the NSW Labor Government confirmed funding to extend a trial of the popular public transport service.

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