RDA Northern Rivers congratulates Richmond Valley business Trac International, on securing NSW Government funding to create up to 18 new jobs for the region through a new project worth almost $1 million.

Trac International had been in business for 25 years, and was involved in the design, testing and use of equipment for rope access, height safety and vertical rescue.

Being an Aboriginal business this project also has the opportunity to build social capital and morale in the Aboriginal community by creating pride and hope.

The financial boost will help in the manufacture and commercialisation of their Roper System, which will boost employment in the Richmond Valley region.

Further information about the Roper System can be found by visiting www.ropersystem.com or phoning 0419 674 678.

Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis had the opportunity of trying out the new system under the careful watch of Trac International Co-Director, Andrew Rogelja. Photo: Northern Star