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…

New plan will boost Richmond Valley tourism

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today joined Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow to announce $20,000 to develop a destination management plan for 2021-2025.    The plan will focus on renewed tourism planning as part of the rebuilding and renewal following the bushfires.     Mr Hogan said the plan would outline a clear strategy for the Richmond Valley…

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…

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…