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BALLINA BOMBERS KICKING GOALS WITH NEW FACILITIES

It is good news for the Ballina Bombers AFL Club with the announcement that a contract has been signed for the construction of new change room facilities.

In making the announcement today, the Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams says it delivers on a Nationals 2016 election commitment to provide $65,000 to the Club.

Senator Williams said the upgrade of the change rooms will include retrofitting the communal showers with cubicle screens, improving disabled access and facilities, replacing urinals with individual toilets, and upgrading the hot water system, lighting, storage, bench space and flooring.

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ONE-OFF ENERGY PAYMENT FOR PENSIONERS

Close to 38,000 people in the Richmond electorate will benefit from the one-off energy payment of up to $75 to help with energy costs.

The Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams said the Energy Assistance Payment will be provided to people on the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Parenting Payment Single as well as Veterans and their partners who receive the Service Pension, Income Support Supplement and relevant compensation payments.

Senator Williams said 37,701 people in Richmond will benefit from the measure with singles receiving $75 and each pensioner in a couple to receive $62.50.

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UPGRADE OF SALT SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

A major upgrade of SALT Surf Life Saving Club at South Kingscliff is imminent following the signing of the contracts for the work.

In announcing the milestone today the Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams said the Commonwealth Government is providing $1 million towards construction of Stage 2 of the clubhouse and SALT SLSC will contribute the balance of $265,000.

Senator Williams said the construction will include decks with stair entrances, function, training and member’s rooms, kitchen and servery, amenities, office and disabled access.

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ONE-OFF ENERGY PAYMENT FOR HUNTER PENSIONERS

Close to 33.000 people in the Hunter electorate will benefit from the one-off energy payment of up to $75 to help with energy costs.

The Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams said the Energy Assistance Payment will be provided to people on the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Parenting Payment Single as well as Veterans and their partners who receive the Service Pension, Income Support Supplement and relevant compensation payments.

Senator Williams said 32,752 people in Hunter will benefit from the measure with singles receiving $75 and each pensioner in a couple to receive $62.50.

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ADDITIONAL FUNDING ASSISTANCE FOLLOWING MARCH FLOODS

Today’s announcement of Category C assistance for more flood-affected areas of the Richmond electorate is great news in what has been a difficult time according to the Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams.

He said the Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and the NSW Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant have announced more areas and sectors will be eligible for grants under the jointly-funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

Senator Williams said grants of up to $10,000 will be available to eligible banana, beef and soybean growers in Ballina Shire and macadamia growers in Byron Shire. 

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