Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan and Lismore City Council Mayor Steve Krieg today publicly called on the State Government to co-fund a significant program for major employers in our region.
“The Federal Government announced the $50 million Anchor Business Support Package two months ago,” Mr Hogan said.
“This program will provide tailored grants to large businesses that were directly impacted by the floods and will support them to reopen and retain staff.”
“Since we announced this, we have been asking the State Government to co-contribute. I have written and spoken to the Premier and Deputy Premier about this.”
“If they don’t support this, businesses like Norco’s Ice Cream Factory – which employs over 230 people – will potentially close.”
Lismore City Council Mayor Steve Krieg said our region needs businesses like Norco to provide confidence in our town.
“Today we are calling on the State Government to co-fund this program, and support major employers in our town,” Mayor Krieg said.