I would like to congratulate the Lismore Base Hospital Auxiliary on its 100th anniversary of raising funds for much needed medical equipment at the Hospital.
Karen represented me at their afternoon tea as I was in Parliament last week.
The Auxiliary was originally known as the Women’s Guide. Its first fundraiser was a tea tent at the Agricultural show 100 years ago.
Last week, the Auxiliary announced it had donated more than $75,000 to the hospital last year for items such as a Mindaray Machine for Aesthetic Services and three External Pacing Boxes.
I would like to acknowledge all the executives and members over the past 100 years, including the current executive lead by President Diane Miller.
I encourage people to attend the Vietnam Veteran’s Day March this Saturday.
I will be laying a wreath to commemorate the servicemen and women who fought for our country, some of whom did not return.
The March starts at the Old Post Office at 5pm and will proceed along Molesworth Street into Memorial Park.
Lest we forget.
I recently announced the awarding of the seventh and final bridge contract for the duplication of the Pacific Highway between Ballina and Glenugie – a major milestone in the project.
This included the two longest bridges of the upgrade, the 1km bridge across the Richmond River at Broadwater and the 1.2 km bridge across the Clarence River at Harwood.
As well as improving safety for residents and motorists, the work on this section of the Pacific Highway will support 2500 direct jobs and 7500 indirect jobs at peak