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  • Construction of a defence and aerospace technology park that will create up to 5,500 jobs and service and maintain Australian fighter jets has today taken flight, thanks to NSW Government funding.
  • International customers will receive fresh produce faster than ever thanks to the NSW Government’s plans to build international freight airports in regional NSW.
  • The State’s new Minister for Resources, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro, took his first tour underground at Peabody’s Wambo mine in Bulga today, and met with some of the mine’s newest recruits.
  • Work to build better roads, better bridges and better airport facilities will soon get underway in mining communities across regional NSW, thanks to the sixth round of the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions funding program.
  • Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Minister for Planning Rob Stokes today announced planning approval for the vital $250 million Port Kembla Gas Terminal.
  • Farmers, firefighters and Western NSW residents will have access to vital real-time weather observations which will protect lives, reduce damage from fire and flood and boost business efficiency, thanks to a $24.4 million investment from the NSW Government.
  • Regional NSW today welcomed its largest-ever international delegation, part of a NSW Government trade mission to showcase the South East and Tablelands as one of the best places to invest in Australia.
  • Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and the Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts today announced approval for exploratory works for the Snowy 2.0 project.
  • Work on a world class business precinct at Bomen Estate in Wagga Wagga has been given the green light by the NSW Government - opening the door for more jobs to be created in regional NSW.
  • Work has started on the first bio-renewables research facility of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere which will put the Hunter region on the map as a national hub for bio-renewables research, development and commercialization.
  • The NSW Government has welcomed the start of work on the 1,700 kilometre Inland Rail project with the first sod being turned today in Parkes.
  • The NSW Government will start work on a fast rail network in the next term of government, linking regional centres to each other and Sydney, significantly slashing travel times across the State.
  • A record number of infrastructure projects are coming to life in regional NSW with the NSW Government today announcing it is well on track to spend 30 per cent of Restart NSW funding in regional communities.
  • Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts today joined local business owners and community members to announce ‘Jindabyne 2036’, a new plan to revitalise Jindabyne with a $2.4 million masterplan to 2036.
  • Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro today announced five priority areas the NSW Government will fund under the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.
  • Farmers in regional NSW will get more cash back in their pockets with rebates and refunds on heavy vehicle registration after the NSW Government changed the way registration charges are calculated for primary producers.
  • Regional NSW referees, match officials, coaches and trainers will be able to gain qualifications and expand their knowledge and skills locally as part of a new Country Universities Centre (CUC) and National Rugby League (NRL) collaboration.
  • Cricket legends, new and old, will team up with one of NSW’s leading rural mental health programs, to raise awareness about mental health in drought stricken communities across the State.
  • Deputy Premier John Barilaro today announced $11.7 million in funding to create a transformational defence, aviation, aerospace and technology precinct set to generate over 5,500 jobs in the Hunter region.
  • Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro today announced a landmark Investment Attraction Package for Regional NSW, including financial incentives targeted towards offsetting government levies and duties, such as payroll tax, and relocation assistance to drive new jobs and investment in regional NSW.
  • NSW has once again demonstrated it is the events capital of Australia with the NSW Government today announcing it will continue its support for one of the country’s most iconic events, the Parkes Elvis Festival, for a further three years
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