News

One billion up for grabs

Sen. Thistlethwaite said that if eligible, businesses should also apply for a grant to help transform their business.
Sen. Thistlethwaite said that if eligible, businesses should also apply for a grant to help transform their business. ©iStockphoto/Alonzo Adams

COFFS Harbour businesses can learn how to apply for the $1 billion Clean Technology Investment Programs.

Duty Senator for Cowper, Matt Thistlethwaite encouraged local manufacturers to attend the information session hosted by AusIndustry on Thursday, May 10 at Bonville Golf Resort.

Sen. Thistlethwaite said that if eligible, businesses should also apply for a grant to help transform their business.

"The Clean Technology Investment Programs will provide assistance to help manufacturers make the transition to a low carbon economy and assist businesses to invest in energy efficient capital equipment and low emissions technologies, processes and products," Sen. Thistlethwaite said.

The two programs - the $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program and the $200 million Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program - are part of the Gillard Labor Government's Clean Energy Future package.

"The Clean Technology Investment Programs will support jobs and provide incentives for manufacturers to become more efficient, more competitive and more sustainable," the Labor Senator said.

The Clean Technology Investment Programs, together with other initiatives like the Jobs and Competitiveness Program, the Steel Transformation Plan and the Coal Sector Jobs Package, provide transitional assistance for business and industry.

"I encourage all local manufacturers to attend the sessions," he said.

"The Clean Technology Investment Programs present an opportunity for businesses of all sizes to receive support for investing in their own futures."

For more information on the Clean Technology Investment Programs and a full schedule of information sessions visit www.ausindustry.gov.au or call 13 28 46.



Boardwalk fix a step closer to completion

ALMOST THERE: Coffs Harbour International Marina manager Elise Currey is hopeful the boardwalk to Muttonbird Island will finish in time for the Christmas holidays.

After months of delays a finish date for the marina boardwalk nears

Major congestion on Pacific Hwy marks start to holidays

Heavy traffic marks the start of school holidays

Coffs population to grow 30% by 2036

POPULATION GROWTH: It is forecast the Coffs Harbour population will grow by more than 30% by 2036.

Coffs Harbour population to grow by almost a third

Local Partners

Bonus point gets Dan and Carleen over the line on The Block

Dan and Carleen in their winning living and dining rooms in a scene from The Block.

BABY boomers win living and dining week as show hits halfway mark.

Olivia Wilde having a girl

Olivia Wilde revealed she is expecting a baby girl.

Michael Palin: Terry Jones dementia is 'painful' to see

Michael Palin has found Terry Jones' decline "painful to watch"

Daniel Radcliffe hoped for haircut anonymity

Radcliffe thought shaving his head would make him more anonymous

Jim Carrey slams 'shameful greed' of lawsuit

Jim Carrey has slammed the "shameful greed" of White's ex-husband.

'Highly unlikely' Brad Pitt will face prosecution

It is highly unlikely that Brad Pitt will be prosecuted

Coffs region is hot property

The region’s housing market is looking up, with projects on the radar in Tannum Sands and Boyne Island.

Units and houses are both pulling strong returns for Coffs

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction

Peppers Airlie Beach put on the market

ON THE MARKET: Peppers Airlie Beach is being for recievership sale by CBRE Hotels and PRD Nationwide Airlie Beach.

Peppers Airlie Beach is being offered for sale.