$10 MILLION FUNDING INJECTION FOR GRAFTON TIMBER COMPANY TO CREATE 20 NEW JOBS

One of the Clarence Valley’s largest timber companies, Big River Group has been successful in securing a $10 million ‘dollar-for-dollar’ bushfire industry recovery grant to assist in consolidating its operations and enhance its Grafton-based facility, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan and Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis have announced.   Big River is well renowned with…

Truck wash upgrade opens at Grafton

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan and State Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis today officially opened the new truck wash at the Grafton Saleyards. This will benefit industry and improve outcomes for the environment.   Mr Hogan said the recently completed work is now reducing truck wash wait times and ensuring trucks can be cleaned…

$17.8 MILLION FOR LOCAL PROJECTS

The Page Electorate is set for a major boost with new funding announced for 41 projects across the Lismore, Kyogle, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley Local Government Area’s (LGA). Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said this funding is designed to support councils deliver priority infrastructure projects. “$17.8 million will be used to support jobs…

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…

GRAFTON RIVERSIDE PRECINCT TO BOOST TOURISM

Grafton is set for a major tourist boom thanks to a revitalisation of the Grafton Riverside Precinct.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack has today approved a $6.5 million Australian Government investment that will connect visitors and locals with the Clarence River, boosting the town’s liveability and…

Supporting our Volunteers

Volunteers are central to so many local organisations and provide important services in our community. It is important to support the efforts of these organisations and the individuals that allow them to function.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced funding for two groups to allow them to continue and grow their operations.…

Recognising our Local Sporting Champions

Could 12-year old Maison Simmons be the next Ricky Ponting when it comes to cricket?   Perhaps 17-year old Koorie-Rose Reilly and 13-year old William Tait could win Olympic Gold in athletics, whilst 16-year old Harriett Irving wins the Olympic triathlon?   Will 14-year old Jack Leeson and 16-year old Toby Campbell be the next…

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…