Kyogle Bridges – 190 done, 130 to go

Needhams Road is a key access route for local farming and forestry industries. Due to a single-lane timber bridge with a load limit of 25 tonnes, heavy vehicles had restricted access.   Kyogle Council received funding to replace the original bridge with a new 35m concrete bridge. This removed previous weight restrictions.   These bridges…

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Regional Express (Rex) restart local flights

Regional Express (Rex) has announced it will restart regional services in Grafton, Lismore and Ballina. This is due to the Regional Airline Network Support (RANS) program, funded by the Federal Government.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the program provides assistance to maintain a minimal weekly schedule to regional areas.   “Rex was…

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Community Landcare project given a boost

Envite Environment has been working with schools on important local environmental projects. They improve the health of the Wilsons River through removing weeds and planting local natives.   Educators have been holding school based workshops about the importance of this work. Landcare groups have also been hosting training days to allow people to gain practical…

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20-bed aged care extension officially open

Dougherty Villa wanted to build a new 20-bed extension to deliver secure residential aged care.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan obtained $1.35 million in extra funding per year to enable this project to go ahead.   Mr Hogan said it was great to attend the official opening of the ‘Waratah Wing’.   “This brings…

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Restoring local Koala habitat

Friends of the Koala have been working with landowners to ensure our koala population have a safe place to live. There is a section of land at Monaltrie/Wyrallah that has an abundance of koalas, but not enough food trees.   This has resulted in koalas spending more time on the ground and crossing roads, bringing…

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