Iluka interchange opens to traffic

The Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade achieved another significant milestone today with the opening of the Iluka interchange.     Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the interchange provides faster and safer access to the highway.      “The new overpass bridge and on-and-off ramps will allow safe access onto and across…

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…

New storage shed to support important mental health work

The Mental Health Support Group is a registered charity that provides practical support for people with mental health issues. They distribute donated white goods, bedding and furniture for those in need.    Due to increasing demand, they needed to build a new shed to store the donated furniture.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said he secured funding to make this happen.    “It is so important to support organisations who support…

Harwood Island Public School to benefit from new ICT equipment

Harwood Island Public School wanted to install new interactive whiteboards in their classrooms. This would allow staff and students to use the latest technology in the lessons.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan announced a $15,500 grant earlier this year to purchase new ICT equipment.    Mr Hogan said it was important our small rural schools have the same opportunities as those in the city.    “It was…

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…

Nana Glen Memorial Hall Upgrade

Nana Glen was devastated by the recent bushfires. Many homes were destroyed, and livelihoods were shattered. It is an incredibly resilient community.   Coffs Harbour City Council received over $1.3 million in Federal Government grants to assist with bushfire recovery. Council has used this to upgrade important community assets.   $70,000 has been allocated for…