Coast guard set
THE Iluka-Yamba Coast Guard has money to put towards repairs to the base at Moriartys Wall, Iluka.
Funded through the Commonwealth Regional Partnership Program, a $21,069 grant will allow the coast guard to undertake a refurbishment, make urgent repairs to the ageing base and bring it up to the necessary occupational health and safety standards.
Iluka-Yamba flotilla commander Doug Smith said members were ecstatic with the grant. He said the group owed much to the local community.
"We are over the moon with this grant, and at long last we can move forward with much needed repairs to the base," he said.
"We would like to thank the local community for their ongoing support and assistance, without which it would be impossible for this service to exist."
Clarence Valley Coucil administrator Neil Payne said the grant was timely. The need for repairs was undeniable.
"This is a much deserved grant for urgent works to address infrastructure issues at the base located at Moriartys Wall, Iluka," he said.
GRAFTON jail sniffer dogs were on the alert on Saturday at 1.50pm when a visitor was allegedly found with drugs.
The 50-year-old man was visiting an inmate when allegedly found with 19 grams of cannabis hash. Grafton police said the search was a result of drug detection dogs at the jail. The man will appear in court on March 14.