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HIGHWAY PAVES THE WAY FOR INDUSTRY

Construction company, Leighton Contractors, has begun production at its new multi-million dollar plant in Coffs Harbour. The facility has the capacity to produce more than 30,000 tonnes of concrete a year, some of which is destined for the Pacific Highway’s Ballina Bypass. [display_podcast]

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HARWOOD ETHANOL PLANT GETS BOOST

The development of alternative fuels on the north coast has been boosted thanks to a $3-million federal government grant. The Harwood based, Ethtec company, is findings ways of producing ethanol from waste materials, from the timber and sugar industries.

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FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESS

In a bid to cushion the impact of the economic downturn on small business, the federal government has provided money for business advisory centres in Grafton and Lismore. The services will provide financial advice and other assistance to hundreds of local business operators.

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