Drought relief approved for Richmond Valley Council

Richmond Valley Council received a $1 million Federal Government grant to assist with drought relief. Council used this to support important community infrastructure.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today joined Mayor Robert Mustow to officially announce the projects.     Mr Hogan said the funds were provided to Council to assist with local-led recovery efforts.    “The drought devastated our community and it is important we recover together.” He said.    “I would like to congratulate Richmond Valley Council on the way they…

Kevin Hogan opens new $9.8 million Warehouse Facility at Harwood Sugar Mill

Sunshine Sugar’s new Logistics Warehouse and Silo Storage Facility at Harwood Sugar Mill has been officially opened.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said he secured the funding to ensure greater job security.     “This is a massive $9.8 million investment into the future of the sugar industry in Harwood,” Mr Hogan said.    “It will guarantee, not only the 150…

Bert Rayner Bridge open to traffic

Findon Creek Road is an important access route for local farmers and residents. It had a single-lane timber bridge that was in poor condition. This restricted access for heavy vehicles and needed replacing to ensure safety.   Kyogle Council received funding to replace the original bridge with a new 52m concrete bridge.   Federal Member…

Kyogle Bridges – 190 done, 130 to go

Needhams Road is a key access route for local farming and forestry industries. Due to a single-lane timber bridge with a load limit of 25 tonnes, heavy vehicles had restricted access.   Kyogle Council received funding to replace the original bridge with a new 35m concrete bridge. This removed previous weight restrictions.   These bridges…

Northern Rivers named home of ‘Co-operatives National Centre of Excellence’

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today welcomed the $13.8 million announcement that the Northern Rivers will be the National Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Co-operatives. “From Woodenbong cattle breeders and Harwood sugar growers to Woolgoolga blueberry farmers at Woolgoolga, and from the Casino Meatworks and Norco to the Fishermen’s co-ops in the Clarence River…