North Coast

Half a million dollars to upgrade public land in the Clarence and Richmond Valleys

The Broadwater Koala Reserve is one of more than a dozen community owned land assets across the Clarence and Richmond Valleys about to benefit from a total investment of more than $500,000 from the Nationals in NSW Government, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.

“The money will mostly be used to improve public access and to eradicate weeds,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“It comes from the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.”

The successful projects are:

Grafton Showground power, kitchen and toilet upgrades – $114,073
Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club lighting upgrade at Jabour Park – $81,973
Yorklea Fire Control Centre repair works – $52,760
New footbridge at Corcoran Park in Grafton – $43,904
Upgrade walking tracks and weed eradication at Dirrawong Reserve near Evans Head – $61,419
Tree work at Grafton Racecourse – $29,700
New power units on the Glenreagh Recreation Ground – $28,912
Weed eradication on Crown Land across the Clarence Valley – $20,000
Weed control at Coombell, Rappville and Gurranang Travelling Stock Reserves – $40,652
Control of invasive vines and weeds in the Maclean Rainforest Reserve – $16,429
Control of weeds in the Minnie Water Foreshore area – $7,500
Upgrade of fencing and ongoing maintenance of the Broadwater Koala Reserve – $4,575