Rappville was devastated by the recent bushfires. More than 50 homes were destroyed, lives were lost, and livelihoods were shattered. It is an incredibly resilient community.
Richmond Valley Council received over $1.4 million in Federal Government grants to assist with bushfire recovery. Council has used this to rebuild important community infrastructure.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today joined Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow to officially announce some of the recipients in Rappville.
Mr Hogan said the funds were provided to Council to assist with the local-led recovery efforts.
“The recent bushfires devastated our community and it is important we rebuild together.” He said.
“I would like to congratulate Richmond Valley Council on the way they have distributed the money.”
In welcoming the funding, Mayor Robert Mustow said it was a priority of Richmond Valley Council to ensure recovery was undertaken in the timeliest manner possible.
“Council’s priority is to rapidly rebuild stronger and more resilient communities, focussing on the health and wellbeing of our people, as well as the repair of property and restoration of the environment,” Cr Mustow said.
Recipients in Rappville include:
- $500,000 to Rappville Hall to rebuild the hall and provide an improved space for outdoor covered areas.
- $230,000 to build pedestrian/cycle access from the school to the post office.
- $50,000 to develop a Rappville master plan aimed at expanding the scale of the village.
- $220,000 for Rappville Sportsground to replace burnt infrastructure and allow for upgraded facilities.