Life-saving SMA medicine to be made available to Australian babies

Access to a life-saving and life-changing medicine will soon be expanded for Australian children and infants with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).   From 1 December, subsidised access to the life-changing medicine Spinraza® (nusinersen) will be expanded on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). It will include children and infants genetically diagnosed with the most severe types…

Bungabbee Bridge funding boost

Bungabbee Road at Bentley is an important access route for local farming families. Due to the extremely poor condition of the single-lane timber bridge, a load limit of 2 tonnes has been placed on the bridge.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has announced $300,000 to fix the bridge, with Lismore City Council and…

Funding boost for Yamba Coastal Walk

Yamba is one of the state’s premier tourist destinations, with over 1.4 million people visiting the Clarence Valley every year. It is important our community facilities are of a high standard and safe for everyone to use.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced $180,000 to install a new walking path from William…

Game on for Yamba Sports Complex

Yamba Sports Complex is an important community sporting facility. It plays host to our local teams, and allows us to attract other large scale events.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced $722,000 to install a recycled water irrigation system for the sports fields. “This facility is important for our community and is…

CLARENCE WAY SET FOR $5 MILLION UPGRADE

A multi-million funding injection to upgrade to unsealed sections of the Clarence Way will improve access for local agricultural and forestry industries and regional freight connecting Grafton to the Bruxner Highway.   Making the announcement today, Federal Member for Page and State Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said both governments will co-fund the project to…

$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…

Supporting jobs at Rappville Sawmill

Rappville Sawmill was severely impacted by the devastating Black Summer bushfires. It is a vitally important industry for the community and supports over 100 local jobs.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan and State Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis today announced $742,090 for the Rappville Timber Processing Resilience Project.   Mr Hogan said the…