Clarence Valley Independent Column 8/02/17

  I WOULD like to congratulate the Clarence Valley’s latest crop of young Sporting Champions. I recently held a morning tea in Grafton to present the awards, and a $500 cheque, to nine Clarence teenagers who represented our community at a state and/or national event. They were Toby Power (hockey, aged 16), Harry Watts (hockey,…

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Coraki and District News Column January 2017

I would like to thank the Richmond Valley Council staff who put together the Australia Day celebrations at the Woodburn – it was a great family day. Congratulations to all the Australia Day winners and nominees. I would like to welcome all of our new citizens who took their oath on Australia Day. Congratulations also…

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Lismore Echo Column 26/1/17: Help to build a home is here

It was great to help launch an advertising campaign this week to promote new housing subsidies available for low to middle-income earners families and individuals to build their own home in Lismore.   The $20,000 ‘Build Your Future’ subsidy was possible after the Federal Government provided $5 million for new roundabouts and roads for new housing…

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Lismore Echo Column 19/01/17: 2017 promises exciting growth

THIS YEAR is going to be one of delivering crucial infrastructure projects and job creation programs for our local community. The $3 million upgrade of Lismore’s Oakes Oval I announced during the election will help the ground become Northern New South Wales’ premier sports facility capable of hosting premiership AFL, rugby league, soccer and rugby…

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