Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan was today elected as The Nationals candidate for our community at the upcoming Federal election.
“I am very humbled,” he said.
“I would like to thank all Nationals members for their support and also the broader community who have twice elected me to represent them in Canberra,” he said.
“Working together, we have achieved a lot since I was first elected in 2013, but there is more to be done.
“Over 400,000 jobs have been created in the last 12 months.
“Another 1000 local jobs are on the way after I announced $17 million in grants for nine job-creating projects such as the Medicinal Cannabis facility in Casino and the relocation to our community of the robotics firm Adaptapack.
“Tens of millions of dollars have also been invested to improve large and small sporting and cultural facilities across our community, such as Oakes Oval, the Casino Drill Hall project, Maclean Riverside Precinct and the Woodburn Foreshore redevelopment.
“In 2013, we increased funding for the duplication of the Pacific Highway to stop fatalities. The result is the stretch between Woolgoolga and Ballina is already half complete and the number of crashes has plummeted. It will be finished by 2020 as promised with work on the Coffs Harbour bypass about to start.
“Working with local councils, we have also started to tackle the infrastructure backlog, investing $10 million to fix 20 of Kyogle’s dangerous wooden bridges and given councils millions of dollars to help them maintain and repair their local roads.
“As well as delivering much needed projects and service, I will continue to stand up for our community in Parliament and put our community before party politics.”
The major projects Mr Hogan has delivered for our community include:
- $17 million in grants for nine job-creating projects
- More than 300 new Aged Care beds
- New Headspace in Grafton
- Redevelopment of Oakes Oval.
- New Northern Rivers Regional Art Gallery
- Expanded North Coast Regional Hockey Complex
- 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
- Six new Trade Training Centres
- Record bulk billing rates
- Record funding for our local schools
- Upgrade of Casino Hospital Emergency Department
- Record health funding
- Replacing 20 wooden bridges in Kyogle
- Upgraded Albert Park Baseball Complex