The Clarence Valley is set for a major boost with new funding announced for 19 projects across the community.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said this funding is designed to support councils deliver priority infrastructure projects.
“$8 million will be used to support jobs and help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Hogan said.
“These projects range from roads, to bridges, and upgrades to important community facilities.”
“This package will deliver opportunities for locals to be employed and businesses to benefit by providing materials and services.”
“Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our community.”
“Not only will this package support jobs, construction businesses and the economy, it will improve our local roads and provide for new and upgraded amenities to help communities stay connected.”
Projects have been funded through the Local Roads Community Infrastructure program, Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants, Heavy Vehicle Program or the Bridges Renewal Program.
Projects approved in the Clarence Valley include:
- $2,102,220 to strengthen Bawdens Bridge on Old Glen Innes Rd.
- $1,280,000 to upgrade Armidale Road’s heavy vehicle safety and access improvements, South Grafton.
- $980,540 to improve Townsend’s Industrial Heavy vehicle pavement strengthening, shoulder widening and drainage improvements.
- $797,165 to replace three timber bridges on Jackybulbin Tullymorgan road with concrete structures.
- $400,000 for Ngayundi Yamba Sports Complex – Provision of Recycled water irrigated across the sports fields.
- $343,002 to replace Dignans timber bridge with a concrete structure.
- $297,567 to replace McPhillips road timber bridge with concrete structure, Halfway Creek.
- $240,000 to upgrade and replace existing sports field lighting at McKittrick Park, South Grafton.
- $203,866 for Westlawn Public School Construction of a bus zone, formalise parking and improve pedestrian facilities.
- $183,500 to Light Up Grafton Jacarandas, the lighting of the trees will extend the festival operating time into the evening and will become a permanent installation for Grafton.
- $180,000 for William Agar Park to Pippie Beach, Yamba New walking path to improve pedestrian safety.
- $157,500 to the widening of James Creek Road, James Creek.
- $150,000 to upgrade the carpark and road entrance at Rushforth Park, Grafton.
- $150,000 to upgrade Ken Leeson Oval’s current surface, Iluka.
- $110,000 for Angourie Road Construction of a Pedestrian Refuge, Kiss and Drop Zone, Bus Stop and Formalise Parking.
- $100,000 to the Coutts Crossing Public school to improve road safety issues around the school.
- $40,000 to the Grafton Public School improve line marking, gateway treatments and median islands.
- $11,500 to Grafton Jacarandas Alight, a series of three evening events as part of the Jacaranda Festival to celebrate the jacaranda tree illumination. The events will be held in See Park throughout the jacaranda season and festival.
- $320,00 to the Gulmarrad Public school construction of a drop off area.