$250 MILLION TO BOOST OUR BUSHFIRE RECOVERY

Businesses and communities in bushfire impacted regions will have access to a new fund for local infrastructure and initiatives that will drive economic recovery.   The $250 million Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the NSW and Federal governments, will open to applications on 27 October 2020.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan…

Going for Growth

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the 2020-21 Federal Budget, which was presented to the Parliament tonight.   “Jobs – that is what this budget is about,” Mr Hogan said.   “It will help those who are out of work get into work, and help those who are in a job stay in…

PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE OPENS NEW SECTIONS

The Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade has hit another major milestone with 15 kilometres of dual carriageway opening Thursday between Mororo and Devils Pulpit.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the final link in the Pacific Highway upgrade, the country’s largest regional road infrastructure project,…

REX Airlines returns to Grafton

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced Regional Express (REX) flights will resume into Clarence Valley Airport at Grafton.   “I am extremely pleased that they have reconsidered and are now reinstating this important service for our community,” Mr Hogan said.   “I have continued to work with REX, Clarence Valley Council and the…

Maclean Interchange opens to traffic

The Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade is continuing its streak of openings with the Maclean interchange to fully open to traffic tomorrow night.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said motorists right up and down the North Coast, as well as the local community, would be excited to use the new interchange, which…

PAVING THE WAY TO A BETTER PACIFIC HIGHWAY

Concrete paving has begun on the Pacific Highway upgrade between Glenugie and Wells Crossing in north-eastern New South Wales, bringing the entire upgrade one step closer to completion. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack, on site to observe the concrete pour, said the Pacific Highway upgrade was one…

New plan will boost Richmond Valley tourism

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today joined Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow to announce $20,000 to develop a destination management plan for 2021-2025.    The plan will focus on renewed tourism planning as part of the rebuilding and renewal following the bushfires.     Mr Hogan said the plan would outline a clear strategy for the Richmond Valley…

Important boost for local pecan industry

The Australian Pecan Association (APA) is a key industry body for pecan farmers. It is based in Lismore and represents growers from across the country.    Each year, APA host events and information sessions to connect members and industry stakeholders. They want to focus their attention on drought and market resilience.     Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced a…