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STIMULUS ACCELERATES ROAD WORKS AT EMIGRANT CREEK

Work is under way to build a median crossover on the Pacific Highway at Emigrant Creek as part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package. Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin said stimulus funding from the $2.3 billion COVID-19 package announced in...

Social Housing Upgrades in Ballina and Lismore

Social Housing Upgrades in Ballina and Lismore

The NSW Government is rolling out a $47 million program across NSW to improve social housing for tenants and create local jobs for trades and businesses. The Social Housing Maintenance Stimulus will upgrade properties in the Ballina and Lismore electorates and ensure...

$600,000 to Reduce Waste on the Northern Rivers

$600,000 to Reduce Waste on the Northern Rivers

Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin today announced Cool Planet and The Diverter had each been awarded $300,000 through the Bin Trim Program to work with NSW businesses to help them increase their recycling and reduce waste going to landfill. The...

YWCA Youth Arts Cafe Creates Pathways to Employment

YWCA Youth Arts Cafe Creates Pathways to Employment

The Goonellabah Youth Arts Café will offer an innovative program to young people to help them create pathways to employment, thanks to a $195,000 grant from the NSW Government and the dedicated work of the YWCA.   Local partners will bring together live training...

$14 Million for Crown Land Reserves

Crown land managers, and community groups that use Crown land, across the Ballina and Lismore Electorates are invited to apply for a share of $14 million in grants to upgrade and maintain community facilities and reserves across NSW. Nationals Member of the...

New Indoor Playground for Murwillumbah

New Indoor Playground for Murwillumbah

Murwillumbah will receive a grant of $114,759 from the NSW Government to build a new indoor playground, ‘Mini Beans’, targeted at children aged 0-5. Since the 2017 floods destroyed the only indoor playground in town, there has been limited options for children and...

Upgrades for Northern Rivers Showgrounds

Upgrades for Northern Rivers Showgrounds

Showgrounds across the Northern Rivers are set to receive funding from the NSW Government to upgrade facilities and help create local jobs.   Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin announced Alstonville, Mullumbimby, Bonalbo, Lismore,...

New Pumptrack for Nesbitt Park

New Pumptrack for Nesbitt Park

The Lismore City Council has received a grant of $99,769 from the NSW Government to help upgrade the Nesbitt Park BMX bike track into an asphalt pump track.   The conversion will mean people can use the facility safely, all year round.   Nationals Member of...

A Cool Upgrade for Lismore PCYC

A Cool Upgrade for Lismore PCYC

The Lismore PCYC will soon have temperature control in their primary exercise areas thanks to a new air conditioning system and purpose fitted doors.   The PCYC will receive $50,261 in funding from the NSW Government to undertake the upgrades.   With...

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