The NSW Nationals in the federal government are supporting one of the state’s premier tourist destinations, which sees over 1.4 million people visiting the Clarence Valley every year.
Federal NSW Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan announced $180,000 to install a new walking path from William Agar Park to Pippi Beach and said it was important community facilities were of a high standard and safe for everyone to use.
“Pedestrians currently have to use a dangerous section of road that is insufficient in width to access the Yamba Coastal Walk,” Mr Hogan said.
“This new project will address the safety of this walk and create a great new path for tourists and locals.
“This particular funding round is designed to support councils deliver priority infrastructure projects to support jobs and help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Clarence Valley mayor Jim Simmons welcomed the funding and thanked Mr Hogan and the NSW Nationals in the federal government for their efforts in securing the funding.
“Our communities have struggled through bushfires, drought and now COVID-19, these projects are important to get our local economy going again,” Cr Simmons said.
“This will support many jobs in our community, not only the construction workers, but in our food and retails shops, who benefit from having more tourists spending money locally.”
This funding has been allocated through the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI). Clarence Valley Council received over $2 million as part of the funding allocation.