Eleven community infrastructure projects with a combined price tag of $24,512,347 will proceed thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments’ combined Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.
NSW Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan said these projects will boost economic recovery and create jobs in the community.
“These projects were identified by the community and will make a big difference locally, creating opportunities to increase tourism, employment and economic recovery, as well as building community cohesion and making us more resilient in times of crisis,” Mr Hogan said.
“Projects include $11 million for Clarence Valley Council to create the Treelands Drive Community Hub in Yamba and $5 million for the Maclean Community Precinct project.”
NSW Nationals Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said other community infrastructure projects would deliver a new multi-purpose facility at Jumbunna Community Preschool in Casino, repurpose the Grafton Rowing Club boathouse into a museum, replace the Ewingar Rural Fire Service shed and launch an ecotourism project on Aboriginal land on Hickey Island.
“There are also some great environmental repair projects in the Bungawalbin area in Richmond Valley, the Blicks community, Corocran Park and other areas across the Clarence Valley,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“The Nationals in Government have said from day one that this crisis isn’t over when the news headlines fade, we keep working until communities fully recover and are better prepared for the next disaster.”
The Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Package is one part of the $4.5 billion overarching bushfire support program co-funded by the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments for bushfire recovery, response and preparedness in NSW. For further information, visit www.nsw.gov.au/blerfund.
1. Jumbunna Community Hub – $1,521,687
2. Maclean Community Precinct (Phase 1) – $4,997,000
3. Create the Treelands Drive Community Hub in Yamba – $11,107,882
4. Redevelop Grafton Rowing Club – $1,829,282
5. Bungawalbin Community Bushfire Recovery – $368,696
6. Blicks Community Recovery Program – $551,186
7. Environmental recovery in Clarence Valley – $918,488
8. Regenerate Corcoran Park and Construct Dog Park – $982,000
9. Build facility for the Ewingar Rural Fire Service Brigade – $836,126
10. Upgrade solar panels and battery storage – $500,000
11. Yuraygir Camping: Eco Tourism on Yaegl Country – $900,000