Greg Donnelly MLC hands over $2000 to the Lower Clarence Pony Club.
Greg Donnelly MLC hands over $2000 to the Lower Clarence Pony Club.

$2000 eases pony club flood damage

THE horses may have cared less, but the Lower Clarence Pony Club was only too happy to receive a $2000 cheque from Country Labor MLC Greg Donnelly yesterday to help with damages caused by last year’s flood.

The club lost white goods and some jumping equipment in knee-deep water.

A meeting will decide just how to spend the money as soon as possible.

During a two-day tour of the Clarence Valley, the NSW Country Labor Parliamentary Group announced that the NSW Government would provide a further $236,000 to Clarence Valley Council towards the construction of Shannon Creek Dam to help reimburse council for foundation and grouting costs.

The group met with Valley Mayor Richie Williamson yesterday and discussed funding for the Iluka sewerage system, a new library for Grafton, the success of the Regional Referral Hospital in Grafton and a PCYC at Yamba.

Flying Foxes near Maclean High School also made it into the discussion panel at a branch meeting in Maclean.

“We will be seeking advice from the Minister of Lands and Property Management, Tony Kelly, to take a lead role in working out a solution,” Christine Robertson MLC said.



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