National Stronger Regions Fund applications open

Applications under Round One of the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund are now open. The new Fund will target projects that deliver priority economic development and small scale community infrastructure at the local level throughout Australia. “This is a huge opportunity for local projects across Page to get their share of…

Kevin Hogan MP

Early works progress on Woolgoolga to Ballina

REGIONAL Australia’s longest major road project is gearing up, with further early works underway on the 155 kilometre upgrade of the Pacific Highway from Woolgoolga to Ballina. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian and New South Wales Governments were jointly contributing $564.6 million to this project. “With…

Government spending must be sustainable

Mr HOGAN (Page) (12:08): I rise to support this bill. Governments are about doing what is right; governments aren’t always about doing what is popular. This budget bill is certainly about that. We often hear in lots of different areas the word sustainability, whether it be environmentally, with food production or using natural resources. Sustainability…