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Byron hospital one step closer to remaining in community hands

Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin today said that progress had been made on keeping the old Byron Hospital site in community hands. “After my discussions with the Minister for Health and his office and a request by Council, NSW Health...

Drone saves two swimmers’ lives at Lennox

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro, and Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair today announced that drone technology funded by the NSW Government has saved the lives of two swimmers at Lennox Head. In December 2017, the NSW Government...

$230,700 For Dredging Work at North Creek

Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole joined Parliamentary Secretary for the Northern NSW Ben Franklin to announce $230,700 for dredging at Richmond River in Ballina. Mr Franklin said the dredging project will be funded under the NSW Liberal & Nationals...

NSW Government Funds New Mountain Bike Park

Minister for Racing Paul Toole joined Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin MLC today to announce $207,000 for construction of the Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park at Alstonville. Mr Franklin said the new park will include eight kilometres of world-class...

Byron Shire takes share of Fixing Country Roads funding

The latest Fixing Country Roads funding round will fund $2.5 million worth of projects across the Byron Shire. The funding will rebuild five bridges in the Shire: Scarrabelottis James Booyong O’Meara’s Parkers The project, co-funded with a federal contribution, will...

Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour slipway to be converted to green space

The NSW Government has today announced a $319,000 contract has been awarded for the conversion of the former Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour slipway to green space.  Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin announced the contract has been awarded...

Far North Coast Businesses Wanted for Innovative Program

Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW, Ben Franklin has urged far north coast businesses wanting to improve their competitiveness, productivity and safety to register for SafeWork NSW’s Mentor Program. SafeWork will run the popular free program on the far...

Funding Local Solutions to Local Crime Problems

North Coast communities are encouraged to apply for funding under the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s Community Safety Fund to implement initiatives to stamp down on local crime and anti-social behaviour. Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW, Ben...

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