Richmond River Express Column: May 2017

Volunteers who give their time freely play an important role in our community It was great to announce grants to help volunteers at Casino and District Family History Group ($4530), Coraki Community Radio ($4500), Richmond Valley Council ($2525), Evans Head-Casino Surf Lifesaving Club ($1987), the Pacific Coast Railway Society ($5000), Mid-Richmond Neighbourhood Centre ($5000), Casino…

Grants to help those who help us

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said more than 1200 local volunteers will benefit from grants totalling $178,236 for 47 community organisations across the Northern Rivers. “I would like to thank all our volunteers who freely give their time,” he said. “Volunteers play a critical role in shaping our community and making us stronger and…

Category C funding to flood-affected farmers

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the extension of flood recovery grants to additional communities severely affected by the recent North Coast floods. “Beef and sugar cane farmers in the Richmond Valley and passionfruit and soybean producers in Kyogle can now apply for grants of up to $10,000, with soybean growers in the…

Hogan says: Bring the ski jump to Lismore

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said if Lennox Head doesn’t want the proposed Ski Jump, let’s do it in Lismore. “This jump will be the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and would be great for Australian skiers, and more importantly the local economy and jobs,” he said. “This international Olympic facility…