$72m floods in to repair and restore clubhouses and to build a bridge

Members from Woodburn Pony Club, Woodburn Tennis Club and Woodburn Memorial Hall with Richmond Valley mayor Robert Mustow and general manager Vaughan Macdonald. Photos: Contributed

There is $72million coming to fund 26 projects in the Page electorate.

The funding is to repair or build back essential community assets damaged or destroyed by last year’s flood disaster.

Tabulam, Casino, Kyogle, Bonalbo, Wardell, Woodburn, Empire Vale and other communities will benefit.

A suspension bridge across the Richmond River in Casino will be built with $3.5million.

Six projects in Richmond Valley are being funded.

This includes a new facility at Parker Fields to be shared between the Woodburn Pony Club and Woodburn Tennis Club and for improvements to clubhouses for Casino Rugby League, Casino Netball, Casino Memorial Pool Swimming Club. That all comes to $4,380,450.

The effluent management system at the NRLX will get $5,700,000 as part of the Infrastructure Betterment Fund.

A carpark will be built at the Woodburn Memorial Hall for $234,647.

A designer’s impression of a suspension bridge across the Richmond River at Casino.

Projects funded in today’s announcement are:


NRLX Effluent Management System – $5,750,000

Suspension Bridge across the Richmond River – $3,505,767

Casino Memorial Pool Swimming Clubhouse – $546,875

Casino Rugby League clubhouse, new grandstand and female changerooms – $1,607,825

Casino Netball clubhouse – $1,385,750


Woodburn multipurpose clubhouse – $840,000

Woodburn Memorial Hall carpark – $234,646


Kyogle & Bonalbo Recreational Reserves – $1,780,000


Bonalbo Pre-School – $120,000

Empire Vale

Empire Vale Public School – $996,515


Broadwater Public School – $618,618

Cabbage Tree Island

Cabbage Tree Island Public School – $2,116,568


Wardell Public School – $1,219,427


Tabulam Resilience Improvement Project – $2,675,000


Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre Landfill – $8,300,806

Site access to Lismore Recycling and Recovery Centre – $3,622,077

Lismore Regional Airport Telecommunications – $370,411

Lismore Ambulance Station – $9,974,747

Lismore/Goonellabah Fire Station – $7,000,000

Lismore Council – Public Amenities – $7,500,000

Lismore South Public School – $3,376,476

Lismore Courthouse – $2,124,000

Recreational fields in Lismore CBD – $694,530

Lismore Regional Gallery Quad Area – $2,949,500

Blakebrook Public School – $1,234,313

This funding is from the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements and will be delivered through the Infrastructure Betterment Fund and Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Package – Community Assets Program.

Representatives from Casino Netball, Casino Amateur Swimming Club and Casino Junior and Senior Rugby League with Richmond Valley general manager Vaughan Macdonald and mayor Robert Mustow.

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