Pacific Complete opens Grafton office for Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade

PACIFIC Complete, the delivery partner that will oversee the 155 kilometre Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade, officially opened its project office in Grafton today. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Grafton office opening comes just a month after contracts for the delivery partner…

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Hogan welcomes interim Ice Taskforce report

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the interim report from the National Ice Taskforce, which the Prime Minister presented to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) today. He said communities in the Northern Rivers and Clarence Valley had welcomed the opportunity to engage in the national consultation. “The use of Ice in our…

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Helping Indigenous children excel at school

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced Goonellabah Preschool and Lismore Preschool will receive $225,000 under the Federal Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round to deliver a ‘transition to school readiness’ programme that will improve outcomes for First Australians in the Northern Rivers. “This is a great project that focuses on getting children…

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More homes set to enter NBN superfast era

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said 1900 premises in the Northern Rivers and Clarence Valley are ready to join the superfast era with the NBN Co activating its fixed wireless network in the region, offering Internet speeds more than twice as fast as city-based ADSL connections. The fixed wireless network utilises advanced 4G technology…

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Local veterans benefit from funding boost

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced Federal Government funding to assist three ex-service organisations (ESOs) in the Northern Rivers and Clarence Valley to continue their important work with the local veteran community. Mr Hogan said the funding was part of the Australian Government’s Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants programme, which…

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Southern Cross University receives $1.2 million for new industry-university linkages

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today congratulated Southern Cross University for receiving funding of $1.2 million from the Australian Government to fund three new collaborative research projects with industry partners. Funding for these projects has been awarded under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme. “The funding awarded to Southern Cross University will…

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