June 16th, 2020
NEW CLARENCE PRISON ALL SET TO OPEN
The opening of the new Clarence Correctional Centre next Thursday, 25 June will deliver 600 jobs and a $560 million boost to the regional economy, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.
"Australia's newest and largest prison will officially take its first inmate on 1 Ju
April 28th, 2020
VALE THE HON IAN CAUSLEY
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing overnight of the former Nationals Member for Clarence and Page, The Hon Ian Causley.
Ian was a larger than life man who has left his mark on many people not just in the Clarence Valley but right across Australia. I first met Ian about 35 years ago
April 21st, 2020
NINE NEW COPS TO KEEP THE CLARENCE AND RICHMOND VALLEYS SAFER
The NSW Police Districts of Coffs/Clarence and Richmond, which cover the Clarence and Richmond Valley local government areas, have been allocated an extra nine new officers, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis announced on Tuesday.
“This is another inst
April 16th, 2020
NATIONALS BOOST FOR CLARENCE VALLEY YOUTH AND ABORIGINAL CULTURE
The Nationals in NSW Government are preparing for the post coronavirus era with three significant grants that will enhance amenities for younger Clarence Valley residents, artists and develop local Indigenous culture, according to Clarence Nationals MP C
March 31st, 2020
March 23rd, 2020
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February 6th, 2020
FLOOD WATCH BULLETIN 2
NSW Coast To The Lower Hunter Issued:
Thursday 6th February 2020 at 12:20pm.
What is happening
MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR THE MID NORTH COAST
Rainfall is expected to increase along the New South Wales Northern coast from Thursday, as a low pressure trough deepens in the area.
January 20th, 2020
FUNDING FOR SAFE AND SECURE WATER IN CASINO
Richmond Valley Council will receive $80,000 to prepare a scoping study to determine a preferred option for securing an emergency raw water supply for Casino, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.
Mr Gulaptis said communities depended on access to clean water,
December 12th, 2019
NEW GRAFTON BRIDGE CROSSING OPENS TO TRAFFIC
The new bridge at Grafton opened to traffic today, improving traffic flow and supporting local economies in and around the riverside city.
Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the $240 million NSW Government funded bridge would be a game changer for locals.
November 6th, 2019
CLARENCE AND RICHMOND VALLEY YOUNG PEOPLE TO GET MORE HELP TO START THEIR CAREERS, AND IT’S FREE!
Two Nationals in the NSW Government initiatives are set to make it easier for Clarence and Richmond Valley youngsters to transition from school to a career, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.
October 15th, 2019
SERVICE NSW SUPPORTS BUSHFIRE AFFECTED COMMUNITIES
The Service NSW Mobile Service Centre has been diverted and extra assistance is being offered to residents of Northern NSW towns devastated by bushfires.
Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said the bus will be in Rappville on Friday to help residents replace importan
October 10th, 2019
BUSHFIRE ASSISTANCE FOR RICHMOND VALLEY COMMUNITIES
Disaster assistance has been made available for communities in Richmond Valley in response to the impacts of the Busbys Flat Road fire.
Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
October 3rd, 2019
Casino’s revitalised Drill Hall precinct open to visitors and community
THE southern gateway to Casino has an iconic new public space for visitors and the local community with the opening of the revitalised Casino Drill Hall precinct today.
Set on the banks of the beautiful Richmond River, the $2.5 million Drill Ha
September 16th, 2019
$1000 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR CLARENCE AND RICHMOND VALLEY STUDENTS
Clarence and Richmond Valley students nearing the end of high school or undertaking tertiary education and living in social housing or out-of-home-care have until 23 February to apply for a $1000 grant to help with their education expenses includin
June 21st, 2019
CLARENCE AND RICHMOND VALLEYS URGED TO APPLY FOR STRONGER COUNTRY COMMUNITIES GRANTS
Clarence and Richmond Valley councils and local community groups are being encouraged by Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis to apply for a share of the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government’s $100 million Stronger Country Communit
June 14th, 2019
FUNDING SUPPORT FOR LOCAL COUNCILS TO HELP MANAGE FLYING FOX CAMPS AT MACLEAN AND CASINO
Clarence and Richmond Valley Councils have both been successful in securing funding from the NSW Government to help manage local flying fox camps at Maclean and Casino, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced.
June 11th, 2019
SECOND LAWRENCE FERRY TO CONTINUE
The second ferry service at Lawrence will become a permanent feature during peak periods following a successful trial that began in April.
Clarence Nationals MP and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said feedback from a survey conducted onli
April 30th, 2019
NATIONALS IN GOVERNMENT GET NEW EVANS HEAD HEALTH CENTRE UNDERWAY
Evans Head’s brand new HealthOne facility is a step closer with Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis joining with community members and health officials to mark the start of construction at a sod turning ceremony on Monday.
“Demolition to remove th
April 30th, 2019
CLARENCE & RICHMOND VALLEY COMMUNITIES URGED TO APPLY FOR FUNDING TO BRING BRIGHT IDEA TO LIFE
Have you got a bright idea to make your local community an even better place to live Then it’s time to bring your project to life and apply for funding to back it according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.
March 20th, 2019
CLAIMS BY LABOR CANDIDATE ABOUT MACLEAN HOSPITAL UTTER GARBAGE – GULAPTIS
There is no secret plan to cut services at Maclean Hospital just Sydney Labor election eve dirty politics, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has declared.
“Of course I’m not ‘overseeing a secret plan to close the operating theatre’
February 22nd, 2019
Cyclone Oma Prompts Severe Weather Warning
A Severe Weather Warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for abnormally, high tides, damaging and hazardous surf, and damaging winds covering an area from Tweed Heads, south to Yamba as a result of Cyclone Oma.
Abnormally high tides may cause sea water flooding
February 18th, 2019
A GREAT DAY TO WELCOME NEW NURSE GRADUATES FOLLOWING NSW GOVERNMENT’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO BOOST HEALTH WORKFORCE
Communities across the Clarence and Richmond Valleys will benefit from the NSW Government’s $2.8 billion announcement to recruit 8300 additional nurses, doctors and allied health staff over the next four
February 15th, 2019
CASINO’S LARGEST EMPLOYER PARTNERS WITH TAFE TO UPSKILL WORKERS
The Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd (NCMC) has partnered with Australia’s largest education provider, TAFE NSW, to roll out a diverse range of training packages across the whole plant, with some of these tailored specifically for the company.
February 14th, 2019
NEW TRUCK FOR CASINO INCLUDED IN NATIONALS IN $18M GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT IN VOLUNTEER RESCUE
Casino got a new fire engine for Christmas and this week it was the Casino Rescue Squad's turn, with a new rescue truck and important equipment to be delivered as part of the Nationals in NSW Government's $18 million boost for