Rappville Bushfire Recovery Grants

Rappville was devastated by the recent bushfires. More than 50 homes were destroyed, lives were lost, and livelihoods were shattered. It is an incredibly resilient community.   Richmond Valley Council received over $1.4 million in Federal Government grants to assist with bushfire recovery. Council has used this to rebuild important community infrastructure.   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…

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…

Community Landcare project given a boost

Envite Environment has been working with schools on important local environmental projects. They improve the health of the Wilsons River through removing weeds and planting local natives.   Educators have been holding school based workshops about the importance of this work. Landcare groups have also been hosting training days to allow people to gain practical…

$9,640 FOR JABIRU GEENBIENGA WETLANDS RESTORATION

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced $9,640 for Jabiru Geenbienga Wetlands Restoration under the Federal Government’s Communities Environment Program.   Mr Hogan said this program is all about harnessing the passion of grassroots community organisations to deliver practical local projects that directly improve our local environment.   “This will support the wetlands team…