Yamba is one of the state’s premier tourist destinations, with over 1.4 million people visiting the Clarence Valley every year. It is important our community facilities are of a high standard and safe for everyone to use.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced $180,000 to install a new walking path from William Agar Park to Pippi Beach.
“Pedestrians currently have to use a dangerous section of road that is insufficient in width to access the Yamba Coastal Walk,” Mr Hogan said.
“This new project will address the safety of this walk and create a great new path for tourists and locals.”
“This particular funding round is designed to support councils deliver priority infrastructure projects to support jobs and help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Clarence Valley Mayor Jim Simmons welcomed the funding and thanked Kevin Hogan for his efforts in securing the funding.
“Our communities have struggled through bushfires, drought and now COVID-19, these projects are important to get our local economy going again,” Cr Simmons said.
“This will support many jobs in our community, not only the construction workers, but in our food and retails shops, who benefit from having more tourists spending money locally.”
This funding has been allocated through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI). Clarence Valley Council received over $2 million as part of the funding allocation.