New outdoor learning space for South Grafton High School

South Grafton High School would like to improve an underutilised area at the school. They want to create an Aboriginal Learning Circle, with a shaded area, play equipment and seating.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a $16,000 grant to make this project happen.    Mr Hogan said the area will be great for students, staff and the community.    “This will allow…

Community Landcare project given a boost

Clarence Environment Centre has been working to protect old growth forestry at Hayards Crossing. They are removing infestations of high priority weeds and restoring riverbanks.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said they want to continue this work and remove more weeds.    “It was great to announce almost $20,000 to support this important project,” Mr Hogan said.    “Through this funding, they can continue to reduce the impact of…

Nymboida Community Hall Upgrade

Nymboida was devastated by the recent bushfires. More than 80 homes were destroyed, and livelihoods were shattered. It is an incredibly resilient community.   Clarence Valley Council received over $1.4 million in Federal Government grants to assist with bushfire recovery. Council has used this to upgrade important community assets.   Federal Member for Page Kevin…

Clarence Valley Regional Airport Upgrade

During the recent bushfires, Clarence Valley Regional Airport was crucial for firefighting aircraft. It needs an upgrade to allow more emergency aircrafts to land at the facility.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan recently joined Clarence Valley Council Mayor Jim Simmons to officially announce $300,000 to improve the apron and build its capacity.  …

Regional Express (Rex) restart local flights

Regional Express (Rex) has announced it will restart regional services in Grafton, Lismore and Ballina. This is due to the Regional Airline Network Support (RANS) program, funded by the Federal Government.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the program provides assistance to maintain a minimal weekly schedule to regional areas.   “Rex was…

DROUGHT AND FIRE ASSISTANCE

DROUGHT AND FIRE ASSISTANCE As our community continues to face challenges with both the drought and fires, I want to ensure everyone in is aware of the assistance that is available. You, or you may know of a neighbour or friend who could benefit from this information. Farmers and small businesses that have been hit by…