Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the announcement that a re-elected Coalition Government will deliver a $1 million boost to Casino Beef Week would ensure the future of the week-long festival for many years to come.
“We all know that Casino is the Beef Capital of Australia and this funding will mean Beef Week will continue in all its glory for many years to come and inject millions into our local economy,” Mr Hogan said.
“From local farmers to the saleyard to the meatworks, the beef industry is the livelihood of countless families and small businesses in our community. What better way to celebrate the industry than a bigger and better Beef Week.”
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce made the announcement alongside Mr Hogan today.
Mr Hogan said supporting the annual event over the next four years would help generate millions of dollars for the local economy.
President of the Casino Beef Week Festival Stuart George said he was “ecstatic” about the announcement.
“I am absolutely thrilled and ecstatic,” he said.
“This grant will secure the future of Beef Week for years to come which will be a huge benefit for the Northern Rivers and Casino communities.”