State budget to deliver $50m investment in NSW primary industry

GLEN INNES has fared well in the state budget with funds allocated for the research station and New England Highway upgrade between the city and Tenterfield. 

The Glen Innes Agricultural Research Station received a boost of $2.1 million to extend glasshouse facilities for more advanced pasture research.

It also takes a slice of $84 million for the New England Highway including the Scone bypass and the Bolivia Hill upgrade between Glen Innes and Tenterfield.

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Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said the new glasshouse facility at the Glen Innes DPI research institute would lead ongoing investigations into research in response to changing climatic conditions.

“The funding will provide for new glasshouse infrastructure which will be completely climate controlled so they will be able to do temperature experiments into tropical pastures and the different environmental effects of those,” Mr Marshall said.

“It will mean they will have a better handle on understanding the range and adaptation of tropical pastures into the future.”

The investment, announced by Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair on Thursday, is part of a $50 million roll-out by the state government into the state’s primary industries research stations.