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NAMOI UNLIMITED MAKING GROUND IN CANBERRA

Namoi Unlimited has returned from a trip to Canberra.

The group is made up of five local councils from Tamworth, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Walcha and Liverpool Plains.

During the two-day trip, the group lobbied the federal government for better roads, water security and skills training….

Including a university for Tamworth.

“We really struggle to retain our youth, they finish year twelve and go off to metropolitan areas to do tertiary education. A university in Tamworth would make a huge difference to us to make sure that these youth can stay in our region,” Namoi Unlimited Chair, Jamie Chaffey.

The group also put forward a $300-million road project.

“Which of course will bring more transport into our region and of course get our great products that we produce in our region, out of our region.”

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About Amelia Bernasconi

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Hailing from Scone in the Upper Hunter, Amelia is based at our North West bureau in Tamworth. She joined NBN News in June, 2017 and graduated with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) from Charles Sturt University later that year.

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