The announcement of funding for a Whale Trail to be built along Beach Reserve in Woolgoolga was made today by the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan.
“This is great news for the community and will become a wonderful asset for everyone to enjoy,” Mr Hogan said.
“The $1.1 million of funding will build the Whale Trail providing an integral link between the town centre and Woolgoolga’s famous whale watching headland.”
“This project will include pedestrian access, viewing platforms, car parking, seating/picnic shelters, landscaping/revegetation and a fitness node.
“It will also attract more tourists, which is great news for our local businesses.
Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight, said whales and Woopi have become inextricably linked in recent years with the recognition of the town as a great place to whale-watch.
“The accessible pathways, new seating and viewing platforms will be a fabulous new attraction for visitors and locals.
“It will also further enhance the positive changes already underway within the Woolgoolga Beach Reserve, and under the auspices of the Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan, to build on the unique character of the town and make it a key regional destination.”
Some of the major projects Kevin Hogan has delivered for our community include:
- $15 million for expansion of Norco’s Ice-cream factory
- $17 million in grants for nine job-creating projects
- More than 300 new Aged Care beds
- New Headspace in Grafton
- Co-funding $7 million upgrade of Clarence Way
- $6 million for upgrade of Crozier and Oakes Oval
- New Northern Rivers Regional Art Gallery
- Expanded North Coast Regional Hockey Complex
- Maclean Riverside Precinct
- Casino Amphitheatre
- Southern Cross Lads Safe Driving Course
- Expansion of Summerland House Farm
- Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club
- Wollongbar Club House
- Kyogle Aquatic Centre
- Upgrade of Casino Saleyard
- Sealed road to Toonumbar Dam
- Repair of Woodburn to Coraki Road
- Coffs Harbour bypass
- Revitalisation of Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall
- Major upgrade of Culmaran Creek Road
- Upgrade of Harwood Mill and Refinery
- Replacing 20 wooden bridges in Kyogle
- Upgraded Albert Park Baseball Complex
- Upgrade of Casino Hospital Emergency Department
- Six new Trade Training Centres
- Record bulk billing rates
- Record funding for our local schools
- Record health funding
- Woodburn Riverside Precinct
- Casino Drill Hall Precinct
- More In-Home and Residential Aged Care place