$862 million Tintenbar to Ewingsdale section of Pacific Highway opens in time for Christmas

THE $862 million Tintenbar to Ewingsdale section of the Pacific Highway near Ballina will be officially opened to traffic by Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss and NSW Minister for Roads Duncan Gay today. Mr Truss said the Australian Government had contributed more than $566 million towards the project, which incorporates a four lane divided highway…

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Five major projects totalling $12.6 million delivered to the Northern Rivers

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced funding for five major projects in the Northern Rivers totalling more than $12.6 million under the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund. “Christmas has come early for our community,” he said. The projects are the redevelopment of the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange in Casino ($3.5 million); the…

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Local solutions for local Ice problem

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the Government’s $300 million response to the National Ice Taskforce describing it as a comprehensive package that will reduce demand for Ice and reduce the harm it causes, while continuing efforts to disrupt supply. “Ice is playing havoc in many regional communities, including ours. The Government’s response…

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Page voter questions the Minister on NDIS

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan yesterday asked a question on behalf of Andrew Playford of Ballina during Question Time about the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Page. Mr Playford submitted the question after Mr Hogan opened up Question Time to residents of the Page electorate. “This is the second “constituency” question…

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Boost to Northern Rivers with Local Government grants

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced grants worth $3.5 million for Northern Rivers’ councils under the Federal Government’s Financial Assistance Grant Programme. “This is the second quarterly payment with Northern Rivers’ councils receiving a total of $14.2 million this financial year,” he said. “The Federal Government is committed to supporting local communities to…

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