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  • 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
  • The NSW Government is set to investigate the potential of opening a freight and passenger rail line to connect Canberra to the Port of Eden, after it announced it would commit $1 million towards a feasibility study into the project.
  • Queanbeyan Golf Course is set to receive an impressive transformation just in time for the 2019 NSW Women’s Open thanks to $1.2 million in NSW Government funding.
  • Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW and Member for Monaro John Barilaro today announced an additional $250,000 to further revitalise community facilities at Braidwood Recreation Ground under round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
  • Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro today announced more than 3000 extra triple zero phone calls got through in regional NSW due to the rollout of the government’s Mobile Black Spot Program - connecting people to vital emergency services and helping to save lives.
  • The Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW, Small Business and Skills John Barilaro today called for city dwellers to spend a weekend in regional NSW to help support regional businesses and communities that are feeling the effects of drought.
  • Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro today announced $100 million will be available for new tourism projects across regional NSW with round two of the $300 million Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund now open.
  • The confidence of small and medium sized businesses in regional NSW is soaring with the latest Sensis Business Index survey revealing a 20-point jump in confidence to +51.
  • Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro today met with farmers in Tamworth and the Upper Hunter to discuss and get feedback on the NSW Government’s latest Emergency Drought Relief Package.
  • The NSW Government has unveiled its 20-year vision for a thriving regional NSW which sets out a framework for investment that will guide the allocation of resources from the new $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.
  • In a landmark budget announcement the Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey today announced that every major highway in NSW will now be sealed after an additional $40 million to seal the last 200 kilometres of the Cobb and Silver City highways.
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