I recently awarded three teenagers with Young Sporting Champion Awards and a $500 cheque to help cover the cost of them representing our community at state and federal level of their chosen sport.
Congratulations to Travis Gardner-O’Connor from Grafton West (Dragon Boat Racing), Samira Lawson from Grafton (Hockey) and Alyssa Luland from Gulmarrad (Cricket).
Volunteers who give their time freely play an important role in our community
Congratulations to Nymboida Canoeing ($4150), Rotary Club of Yamba ($4309), Lawrence Historical Society ($1948), Grafton Ukettes ($1000), Grafton Truck Drivers Social Club ($4000), Iluka Netball Club ($2500), Grafton Riding Club ($2170), Lawrence Public Hall Reserve Trust ($1533), Meals on Wheels Iluka ($5000), Cancer Council-Yamba ($2775), Grafton Estate Tenants & Recreation Committee ($5000), Grafton Gem Club ($5000)p, Clarence Valley Christian Brothers ($4943), Friends of Grafton Gallery ($3345), Acafe@yamba ($5000), Iluka Landcare and Dune Care Group ($2500) and Lower Clarence Music Eisteddfod ($5000),
The grants are to purchase equipment to help the volunteers do their work.
I thank all of our volunteers for the work they do.
I was at the Harwood Sugar Mill and Refinery to have a look at their earthworks as part of the Mill’s $8.2 million upgrade.
This is a joint funded program between the Federal Government and the Cane growers.
This is good news for everyone involved in the sugar industry and the communities of the Lower Clarence.
Karen and I had a great time at the Lower Clarence Scottish Association’s Maclean Highland Gathering recently.
Dancing, piping, drumming, caber tossing competitions were among wonderful events and showed the amazing talents of community members across many ages.
Thank you Chief Peter Smith and your team.