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Nationals vow to win back trust

Deputy Premier John Barilaro PHOTO TWH

The loss of the Barwon electorate to the Shooters Farmers and Fishers Party did not mean any let up in getting promised projects off the ground, according to Deputy Premier John Barilaro.

During his visit to Bourke and Brewarrina last week, Mr Barilaro promised a commitment to the water sharing plan, air services to Bourke and the resurrection of TAFE as some of the big ticket items ready to roll out across the Far West.

Mr Barilaro said the return of air services to Bourke was now just a matter of inking the contracts.

“With the air services to Bourke, Cobar and Walgett, I can say I have a brief in front of me and we are almost there.

“We are a couple of weeks away but there is no question about it – the council, the community and our agencies have been working together for a sustainable model.

“We are really pleased we have landed that and there will be a formal announcement in a few weeks’ time.”

Mr Barilaro also committed to putting NSW interests first in trying to make the water sharing agreements work fairly between the states.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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