Raw Food Hub is leading the way

 Synchronicity Farms’ developed a new facility in Coffs Harbour, it is a Raw Food Hub.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan secured a $200,000 Federal Government grant a few years back to assist with their growth    Mr Hogan said the business allows you to buy fresh produce, from the farm to your door.    “Josh and his team…

Community landcare project to stabilise our dunes

Red Rock Landcare has been working to remove weeds and regenerate the dunes at Red Rock.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said they want to continue this work and remove more weeds.    “It was great to announce $5,500 to support this important project,” Mr Hogan said.    “This funding will be used to spray infestations of weeds, stabilise the sand, and plant ground cover vegetation.” …

Red Rock Corindi Surf Lifesaving Club upgrade complete

Red Rock Corindi Surf Lifesaving Club needed new facilities at their club. They wanted to upgrade the outdoor area, provide disability access, install air-conditioning and lay new flooring.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said he secured nearly $15,000 to assist with this project.    “It was great to see these new facilities open for use today,” Mr Hogan said.    “There is a lot of skills training completed in the clubhouse, so it is important the…

New disability ramp allows for easier access

Jagun Aged and Community Care needed a new disability ramp to allow access to their outdoor area. The Federal Government provided a $10,000 grant to assist with this project.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the centre does a fantastic job bringing elderly community members together.    “It was great to see the new ramp open for use today,” Mr Hogan said.    “They couldn’t get people with…

Statement about our local newspapers

I am very saddened by News Corp’s decision not to print our local papers anymore.    There are people in our community who still rely on print to receive their news.    I am also concerned about the job losses on our regional community.    Thank you to all the staff at our local papers. Journalists, photographers, editors and advertising staff will continue to play an important role in our community. 

New storage shed to support important mental health work

The Mental Health Support Group is a registered charity that provides practical support for people with mental health issues. They distribute donated white goods, bedding and furniture for those in need.    Due to increasing demand, they needed to build a new shed to store the donated furniture.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said he secured funding to make this happen.    “It is so important to support organisations who support…

New project to protect Tucabia Flora Reserve

Yuraygir Landcare Group has been working to protect the environment at Tucabia Flora Reserve. It is an important learning resource for schools and TAFE in the Clarence Valley.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said they want to continue this work and remove more weeds.    “It was great to announce $3,580 to support this important project,” Mr Hogan said.    “Phase 1 of this project was to create…

New outdoor learning space for South Grafton High School

South Grafton High School would like to improve an underutilised area at the school. They want to create an Aboriginal Learning Circle, with a shaded area, play equipment and seating.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a $16,000 grant to make this project happen.    Mr Hogan said the area will be great for students, staff and the community.    “This will allow…

Harwood Island Public School to benefit from new ICT equipment

Harwood Island Public School wanted to install new interactive whiteboards in their classrooms. This would allow staff and students to use the latest technology in the lessons.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan announced a $15,500 grant earlier this year to purchase new ICT equipment.    Mr Hogan said it was important our small rural schools have the same opportunities as those in the city.    “It was…

Community Landcare project given a boost

Clarence Environment Centre has been working to protect old growth forestry at Hayards Crossing. They are removing infestations of high priority weeds and restoring riverbanks.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said they want to continue this work and remove more weeds.    “It was great to announce almost $20,000 to support this important project,” Mr Hogan said.    “Through this funding, they can continue to reduce the impact of…