The Kyogle Council region will benefit from additional Federal Government funding to support community infrastructure and drought-relief projects through the Drought Communities Program.

Member for Page Kevin Hogan today joined Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland and General Manager Graham Kennett to announce approval for the following projects;

  • Replacement of six timber bridges with concrete and steel bridges or concrete pipe culverts.
  • Renewable Energy Projects; Water Supply Projects; and Community Buildings Projects.
    • Bores at Tabulam and Bonalbo, new pump motor for Tabulam and water filling points at Woodenbong and Bonalbo.
  • Increased renewable energy production via the installation of solar systems and efficient lighting on council sites.

“The six new bridges will assist agricultural business by improving freight movements and allowing for more cost effective operation,” Mr Hogan said.

“These projects will create jobs for people struggling to find work because of drought, and stimulate our local economy through the use of local contractors and suppliers.”

“The $2 million combined project value we’re spending across the Kyogle will run right through the community when workers have more money to spend at the local shops.”

Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland said the affects of the drought are far wider than just our farmers the whole community feels the pinch, this money will relieve some of the stress.

“The Drought Communities Program is so important because it helps keep people working, helps keep cash-flowing and ensures that local businesses can keep operating,” Cr Mulholland said.