During the recent bushfires, Clarence Valley Regional Airport was crucial for firefighting aircraft. It needs an upgrade to allow more emergency aircrafts to land at the facility.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan recently joined Clarence Valley Council Mayor Jim Simmons to officially announce $300,000 to improve the apron and build its capacity.
Clarence Valley Council received over $1.4 million in Federal Government grants to assist with bushfire recovery. Council has used this to upgrade important community infrastructure.
Mr Hogan said the funds were provided to Council to assist with the local-led recovery efforts.
“The recent bushfires devastated our community and it is important we rebuild together,” Mr Hogan said.
“This funding will ensure we increase our preparedness for the next bushfire season.”
“I would like to congratulate Clarence Valley Council on the way they have distributed the money.”
Cr Simmons said it was a priority of Council to ensure recovery was undertaken in the timeliest manner possible.
“Council’s priority is to rapidly rebuild stronger and more resilient communities, focussing on the health and wellbeing of our people, as well as the repair of property and restoration of the environment,” Cr Simmons said.