Roads getting fixed, Australia Day awards and Ita visits

THE Federal Government has given the Richmond Valley Council $4.1m to fix local roads this year.

The decision on which roads to fix is a council one.

The roads that are scheduled to be repaired using this money are Laburnum Ave, Farley St and Simpsons Parade in Casino.

In North Casino - Charolais Ave, Horrie Dr, Jersey Dr, Stockman Cl, Brumby Pl, Hereford Dr, Angus Pl, Brahman Way, Te Arowa Dr and Scotts Rd.

In Wyan - Old Tenterfield and Wyan roads, and Mongogarie Rd in Leeville as well as Main Camp Rd in Main Camp.

More than 20 sections of urban and rural roads will also be resealed.

In Casino, sections of Rayner St, Hotham St and Ellangowan Rd will be resealed.

Sections of Lagoon Rd and Petersons Quarry Rd in Coraki will also be resealed, as well as Broadwater Bridge Rd in Broadwater, Gap Rd at The Gap, Swan Bay Rd-New Italy Rd in New Italy, Leeville Station Rd in Leeville, and Tatham-Greenridge Rd in Greenridge.

Australia Day awards

I would like to congratulate the winners of the Richmond Valley Council Australia Day awards.

They are joint Citizen of the Year winners John Wright and Stuart George, Young Citizen of the Year Macarthur Amey, Volunteer of the Year Kevin Mason, Young Volunteer of the Year Aidan Yourell, Sportsperson of the Year Deidre Coe and Young Sportsperson of the Year Jack Denson.

The Kyogle Council awardees are Larry Condon (Citizen of the Year), John Shirley (Senior Citizen of the Year), Marne Petherbridge (Senior Student), Rueben Flower (Junior Student), James McPaul (Senior Sportsperson), Miles Brown (Junior Sportsperson), Maycee Deszecsar (Sub Junior Student) and Garnett Donnelly (Sub Junior Sportsperson).

And a special mention to Doug, Pam and Jason Campbell who won the Kyogle Australia Day Committee Achievement Award presented by Kyogle RSL Branch.

I would like to congratulate the five Northern Rivers locals who were honoured with an Order of Australia Medal on Australia Day.

They are Warren Tozer, Jack McDonough, Ken Jolley, Jan Clifford and Spiro Notaras.

Lunch with Ita

After last year's successful Page International Women's Day Luncheon, Karen is again hosting an event at the Lismore Workers Club on February 26.

This year's speaker is the legendary Ita Buttrose AO OBE, a truly exceptional Australian, media editor, businesswoman, best-selling author and 2013 Australian of the Year.

Since 2011 Ita has been national president of Alzheimer's Australia and also speaks out on arthritis, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS and prostate cancer.

Tickets are $60, which includes a two-course meal and a complimentary drink on arrival, with proceeds going to Alzheimer's Australia. Tickets can be purchased online at or email pageevents

Men are also welcome to attend the lunch at 11.30am for a noon start.

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