State Matters with Steve Cansdell
Phone: 6643 1244
Fax: 6642 7574
Address: 11 Prince Street, Grafton, 2460
Looking forward to fighting for Casino
I am spending more and more time in Casino and the Richmond Valley and loving every minute of it. Since the electorate boundary changes which have moved Casino from the Lismore electorate to the Clarence electorate, I have been getting to know lot more locals and discovering we have a lot in common.
Thomas George has been a great champion for Casino, so I have big shoes to fill. I will work very hard to earn your support. I already represent much of the Richmond Valley including the wonderful country communities of Coraki, Woodburn, Evans Head and Broadwater, so I figure Im half way there.
I will work closely with Richmond Valley Council so we get the best possible services from the NSW Government. There are two Nationals policies, which be a great help to Council. The first is a $100 million-a-year boost to the Country Town Water Supply and Sewerage Program, and the second is a $15 million-a-year commitment to the Country Timber Bridges Replacement Program. Watch this space for more good news for the people of Casino and the Richmond Valley.
Business Awards showcase the Casino spirit
It was great to see Casino business excellence celebrated at the Casino Business Awards on Saturday night, and frankly it was a very enjoyable way to spend my birthday.
It was bigger and better than last year, I urge even more local businesses to get involved next year and I take my bike helmet off (I dont wear a hat) to Casino Chamber of Commerce president Jannie Stevens.
The CMCA Casino Village was a deserving winner, and shows how a young company with innovative ideas can thrive in our region against the pretty harsh economic reality of doing business in country NSW.
Congratulations also to Upper Clarence Regional Library manager Gary Ellem for his Community Service and Events award. At a time when public libraries are under threat from under-funding by the NSW Government and the explosive growth of the internet, taking the librarys membership from 3000 to 15,000 members in five years is an extraordinary achievement indeed.