Almost $3 billion worth of contracts awarded on the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade

Contracts totalling almost $3 billion have now been awarded on the 155-kilometre Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade.   Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the milestone showed the sheer scale of one of Australia’s most significant infrastructure projects, with completed works along the full Pacific Highway length already delivering…

Northern Rivers Echo Column: August 24 2017

I announced another major contract awarded to deliver a section of the Pacific Highway upgrade between Woolgoolga and Ballina. Seymour Whyte Limited—Ostwald Brothers joint venture will deliver a 35-kilometre section of the upgrade. This is great news for our community. This pipeline of contract awards means there are about 2,500 direct jobs and 7,500 indirect…

Northern Rivers Echo Column: August 3 2017

It was great to announce a $1.5 million upgrade of the Far North Coast’s Regional Hockey Centre in Goonellabah. This is wonderful news for our community. It will transform the existing aged complex into a new state-of-the-art facility for players and spectators. Works will include the installation of lighting, spectator seating, player spaces, official and…

A budget for the regions

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said our local community was a winner from this year’s budget with the government investing heavily in regional infrastructure. “The injection of $200 million for the Building Better Regions Fund to almost $500 million is great news for our community. This program has previously funded local projects like the…