News

Page councils to receive almost $29 million in Federal funds

COUNCILS in Page will receive almost $29 million combined under the Australian Government's Financial Assistance Grant programme, it has been announced today.

Page MP Kevin Hogan explained that the Federal Government is providing $2.3 billion to local councils nationwide in 2014-15 alone, including $715.7 million to NSW councils.

Out of that $2.3 billion, councils in Page will receive a total of $28,796,933 this financial year: Ballina Shire Council will receive $3,717,750, Clarence Valley Council $10,255,398, Kyogle Shire Council $3,896,552, Lismore City Council $6,244,268 and Richmond Valley Council will receive $4,682,965.

"The Coalition Government is committed to supporting local communities to deliver the services and facilities they need," Mr Hogan said.

"We will deliver a further $9.3 billion to Local Governments from 2014-15 to 2018-19 through the Financial Assistant Grants programme to deliver services and build community infrastructure.

"Councils are free to spend this untied-grant funding according to local priorities, including on infrastructure, health, recreation, environment, employment and roads projects."

"I am looking forward to seeing our local councils target local priorities with this funding, along with additional funding provided by the Federal Government under the Roads to Recovery, Black Spot and Bridges Renewal programmes."

Full details of the allocations to councils under the Financial Assistance Grant Programme are available online at regional.gov.au/local/assistance/index.aspx.

Topics:  ballina shire council, clarence valley council, federal funding, financial assistance grants, lismore city council, page, richmond valley council




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Man arrested over shots fired at a property in Tabulam

Man is assisting police with their enquiries

That’s not a guitar ... THIS is a guitar!

MUSIC'S PUMPING: Organisers of the Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival (from left) Garry Lavercombe, Carol Stacey and Rotarian Michael Jones raised some eyebrows this morning when they brought a 4m guitar to Ballina's Lighthouse Beach.

Ballina brings out the big guns to promote big festival

Proposed Nimbin motel an “out of place monstrosity”

Photomontage of the proposed development from the public car park to the south of the site.

Shipping container motel still unpopular with outspoken locals

Latest deals and offers

Skin Cancer plagues Northern Rivers

Canadian doctor Dr Kristin Johnston is shocked at the rates of skin cancers on...

Norco supported by local stores

Norco franchised milman David Hulm loves to supply fresh milk to the people of Lennox Head. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Local store owners vouch their support for the local co-op which seems to have...

Mr Beef 2016

At Casino RSM Club. Video by Susanna Freymark

Lismore real estate agent celebrates 100th birthday

LJ Hooker Lismore principal Paul Deegan is the third generation to operate the 100-year-old family business.

A Lismore real estate is celebrating 100 years in business.

Coastal development keeps young people on Northern Rivers

Wes Bale is a 27-year-old born and bred Lennox Head local who is an example of the demographic shift in the region.

Young Northern Rivers residents are looking closer to home