The Casino cattle saleyards, pictured above, have been in need of modernisation for a decade. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star
The Casino cattle saleyards, pictured above, have been in need of modernisation for a decade. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star Doug Eaton

What you need to know about the Federal Government’s $12.6 million cash splash

IN ONE fell swoop yesterday Page MP Kevin Hogan crossed off a long bucket list of projects which had been begging for funding for several long years.

The Casino saleyards upgrade, a new Ballina Marine Rescue tower, and Lismore’s proposed art gallery precinct are three of the five projects for which local councils have been lobbying for over at least the last two terms of Labor and Coalition governments, if not more.

Oft-forgotten Kyogle’s under-appreciated tourism jewel Toonumbar Dam has also needed a decent sealed road from Kyogle for years.

And the Harwood sugar mill upgrade is a project of no doubt huge importance to the Clarence Valley rural economy.

The money spent on the construction of these projects alone will magnify throughout the region, and that’s good news alone.

And the projects, once finished, are all expected to provide a huge return on investment via increased economic activity in the form of tourism, rural production, and employment.

Over this week we will endeavour to explain each project in more detail.

Each day we will run a story covering each project, talking to the key players about its relevance to the local economy.

So stay tuned to learn more about what these projects mean for the future of your region.



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