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Kevin Hogan and Chris Gulaptis were joined by Coraki Golf Club members, Richmond Valley Mayor Cr Robert Mustow and Nationals Candidate for Clarence, Richie Williamson onsite this morning for the $400,000 funding announcement. They had the opportunity to look at the overall Masterplan for the site. Image: contributed

Coraki Golf Club back on track with $400,000 hole in one

The Coraki Golf Club is hit a hole in one and will be back on track after securing a $400,000 flood recovery grant through a disaster recovery program jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments.

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan and State MP for Clarence Chris Gulaptis were on hand to deliver the wonderful news to members of the Club on Thursday.
Mr Hogan said the golf course tracks at the popular sporting venue suffered severe damage from last year’s floods and the funding will go a long way in making the tracks more weather resilient into the future.

“We all saw the devastating impact of the floods on our local communities,” Mr Hogan said.

“Investing in the repair and rebuild of key community infrastructure like the Coraki Golf Club is an investment in the long-term resilience of the local community.”

Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said he was delighted the Coraki Golf Club was successful in securing such significant funding to flood-proof areas of the facility.

“It’s so important to ensure much loved community assets are more resilient into the future and this funding will breathe new life into the facility and get the course looking in tip top shape to sustain future weather events,” Mr Gulaptis said.

The funding will allow the Coraki Golf Club to develop 2.706 km of golf cart tracks at the facility to repair damaged tracks and construct new tracks from a combination of concrete in areas around the tees and other areas with “SIC surfaces” which is a combination of polyurethane and other materials which form a an extremely hard and long-lasting surface on top of road base. The Club also plans to erect a new front fence which was partly washed away during the recent floods.

The funding comes from the Essential Community Sport Assets Program which is jointly funded by the Federal and NSW Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, as part of the broader Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Package (CLIRP).

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