$2.5m for Clarence Valley Council

THE Clarence Valley Council will receive more than $2.5million in the third quarter, bringing the annual total for 2014/15 to $10.25million.

The payments come through the Federal Government's Financial Assistance Grant Program.

"The great thing about today's funding is councils are free to spend this untied grant money according to local priorities, including for infrastructure, health, recreation, environment, employment and roads projects," Member for Page Kevin Hogan said.

"As such, it is tangible recognition from the Federal Government of the importance of local councils, which is in addition to the Australian Government's $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery, $500 million Black Spot and $300 million Bridges Renewal programmes.

"I am looking forward to seeing our local councils target local priorities with today's Financial Assistance Grant funding."

The Clarence Valley Council grant was the highest of all councils in Page.

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