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…

Helping dairy farmers lower their power bills

The Federal Government is helping dairy farmers lower their power bills. Dairy farmers can now apply for grants that will support them to make their energy use more efficient.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said up to $20,000 is available for a dairy farming business to upgrade equipment to reduce energy consumption.    “Energy use in milk cooling, milk harvesting and hot water production is one…

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…

Raw Food Hub is leading the way

 Synchronicity Farms’ developed a new facility in Coffs Harbour, it is a Raw Food Hub.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan secured a $200,000 Federal Government grant a few years back to assist with their growth    Mr Hogan said the business allows you to buy fresh produce, from the farm to your door.    “Josh and his team…

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 Council Bushfire Recovery

Kyogle Council received a $1.3 million Federal Government grant to assist with bushfire recovery. Council has distributed this through various businesses and community organisations.     Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan recently joined Kyogle Council Mayor Danielle Mulholland to officially announce some of the recipients in Woodenbong.   Mr Hogan said the funds were…

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…

Page farmers, help shape Australia’s agriculture policy agenda

The release of the Agriculture Competitiveness Green Paper has been welcomed by Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan. Mr Hogan said the Australian Government agricultural policy was focused on increasing returns at the farm gate. “The Coalition is continuing to deliver on its commitment to boost the competitiveness and profitability of Australia’s agricultural sector,” he said, adding that…