Casino saleyards upgrade - money promised by the former government won't necessarily be available, but new Page MP Kevin Hogan says he will push for the new government to fund it.
Casino saleyards upgrade - money promised by the former government won't necessarily be available, but new Page MP Kevin Hogan says he will push for the new government to fund it. Jacklyn Wagner

Hogan is all for an upgrade to Casino Saleyards

A CHANGE of government has brought uncertainty to the upgrading of the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange.

The Labor campaign promise of $3.5m to go towards the renovation of the Casino Saleyards has fallen by the wayside with the Coalition now in power.

Newly elected Nationals MP for Page, Kevin Hogan, said all was not lost.

"We didn't make that promise but I really like the idea, as I see the value of contributing to the upgrade of the saleyards," he said.

While Labor's Regional Development fund has been disbanded, Mr Hogan said it would be replaced with the Coalition's Stronger Region fund.

"As soon as their door is open I will have the application on their desk," he said.

Richmond Valley Council's general manager John Walker said he had been in constant contact with Mr Hogan regarding the matter.

"There have been no commitments yet," he said.

"We want to see it proceed, as without that funding the project won't stack up."



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