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ARMIDALE AIRPORT TEMPORARY CAR PARK READY

Construction of Armidale Airport’s temporary car park has been completed and will be ready for use from tomorrow. Armidale Regional Council says it will provide safe, all weather car parking while work to the permanent car park is undertaken. However the interim car park will be closed itself between November 3 to 5 for further work to take place.   (VISION ONLY)

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CALALA POSTAL AGENCY ON ROCKY GROUND

The Calala Community Postal Agency, run through the Family Pharmacy at Calala, looks set to close its doors. The owner recently notified Australia Post of their decision to step aside. Expressions of interest were sought, however none were put forward by this afternoon’s 5pm deadline. Australia Post say they will be in Calala early next week to try and make other arrangements. (VISION ONLY)

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FITZROY STREET TAKING SHAPE

The Fitzroy Street upgrades hit another milestone in Tamworth this morning, with the pouring of over 70 cubic metres of concrete. It may not look too exciting yet, but once finished the street will feature a plaza area, with parking, wifi a water re-fill station and Chinese Elm trees. Council says the project is on track and on budget, with work due to be completed well before the Country Music Festival. (VISION ONLY)

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RURAL NSW LEADS DOMESTIC REGIONAL TOURISM

New tourism stats show rural New South Wales is leading the charge in domestic regional tourism. In the 12-months to June this year, a record 21.3-million people visited regional centres, spending $10.5-billion. On a national scale, New South Wales has achieved the highest annual growth of domestic tourism in the last five years, welcoming more than 30-million visitors.   (VISION ONLY)

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