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Infrastructure gets big boost

“1.8 million tonnes of grain come out of this region every year."

State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries, Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister Melinda Pavey, Narrabri Shire Mayor Cathy Redding, Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Deputy Mayor Cameron Staines and Narrabri Shire Council general manager Stewart Todd with a cheque for re-sealing the Wee Waa Pilliga road, presented at Louis Dreyfus Company’s Narrabri site on Friday.

Some of the state government’s heaviest hitters were in Narrabri Shire on Friday, and infrastructure was at the top of the list of items they wanted to talk about.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Nationals colleagues Melinda Pavey (Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister) and State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries were among those who assembled at the Louis Dreyfus Narrabri site to announce some road funding, as well as keep the focus on Inland Rail.

That project got the green light finally in last week’s federal Budget, but Mr Barilaro and Ms Pavey were also keen to point out the funding in the state’s Fixing Country Rail Program.

“We’ve got to fix the little things too,” Ms Pavey said.

“1.8 million tonnes of grain come out of this region every year. It’s got to happen fast.”