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Tamara Smith – Member for Ballina. Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith MP today announced applications are now open for the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $30 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW.

Another win for community as second West Byron development rejected

April 9th, 2019
Another win for community as second West Byron development rejected Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has welcomed the decision by the Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP) to unanimously refuse the proposed West Byron development application to subdivide 9 lots into 282 residential lots at Ewingsdale Rd and Melaleuca

Students complete flag project for new Ballina Coast High School

March 11th, 2019
Students complete flag project for new High School Ballina Coast High School now has a set of brand new flags for ceremonies to go with their brand new buildings. Students Chloe Pratt and Lachlan Miller took part in the Youth Frontiers programme and decided their project would be to gather new flags to be used at on

Tamara Smith MP to meet WASP at Wollongbar skate park site today

February 19th, 2019
Tamara Smith MP to meet WASP at Wollongbar skate park site today A skate park for skateboarders, scooter and bike riders has been proposed as a facility for young people in the Alstonville-Wollongbar area for many years. Since 2015 the group Wollongbar Alstonville Skate Park (WASP) has been encouraging young people t

What about the babies?- Mandated midwife and nurse ratios needed

February 18th, 2019
What about the babies- Mandated midwife and nurse ratios needed Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP welcomes any increased investment in nurses, midwives and health in NSW by the Premier but is critical of the government’s timing and its lack of detail. Ms Smith said “The Premier has announced increased numbers of

Victory for Byron Bay residents as West Byron development rejected

February 4th, 2019
Victory for Byron Bay residents as West Byron development rejected Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP today welcomed the decision by the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel to unanimously reject the West Byron development application for a 387 lot subdivision near Ewingsdale Rd. “I thank the Northern JRPP for it

Tamara Smith MP presents new ATV for Shelly Beach Surf Lifesavers

January 24th, 2019
New ATV for Shelly Beach Surf Lifesavers Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP today officially presented Surf Life Saving Far North Coast Branch with a new all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to be used by surf lifesavers at Shelly Beach, East Ballina. Ms Smith said the Surf Life Saving Club received $18,700 from the Commun

Greens Committed to Funding Injection for Roads in Northern Rivers

January 18th, 2019
Greens Committed to Funding Injection for Roads in Northern Rivers Greens State Member for Ballina Tamara Smith and Greens Candidate for Lismore Sue Higginson are committing to needs-based funding for roads and parks in regional NSW and an injection of $195 million to address the backlog in road maintenance across

Proud to see local students acting on climate change

November 28th, 2018
Proud to see local students acting on climate change Students planning to participate in a national school strike this Friday calling for emergency action on climate change should ignore the Prime Minister’s patronising speech on the matter, said Member for Ballina Tamara Smith. “The idea that schools and stude

Alstonville Swimming pool gets diving blocks upgrade with $10k grant

November 26th, 2018
Alstonville Swimming pool gets diving blocks upgrade with $10k grant Diving blocks to give Alstonville swimmers competitive edge Members of the Alstonville Amateur Swimming Club will have a competitive edge over other clubs in the Northern Rivers area with new starting blocks installed at the refurbished Alston

Community voices its opposition to West Byron

August 30th, 2018
Community voices its opposition to West Byron Almost one thousand Byron residents have voiced their opposition to the West Byron mega-development in a survey by Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith. “Local residents have demonstrated time and again their opposition to the West Byron Mega Development, and after

No more shark nets a win for science

August 17th, 2018
No more shark nets a win for science Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith today welcomed the announcement by Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair that there will be no shark nets off Ballina’s beaches this summer following two failed trials. “I congratulate the Minister on developing a shark mitigation pol

Office of Environment and Heritage declines to save Fig Tree

August 9th, 2018
Office of Environment and Heritage declines to save Fig Tree Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith today received a letter from the Office of Environment and Heritage declining to recommend an Interim Heritage Order (IHO) for the Moreton Bay Fig Tree at Castle Drive, Lennox Head. The Heritage Division said in its

Shark policy should be guided by science not polls

August 6th, 2018
Shark policy should be guided by science not polls Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith said today the NSW Government should listen to the science on the ineffectiveness of shark nets, not make it a popularity contest. "The Primary Industries Minister said he would be guided by science when it came to shark mitig

Loss of 200 year old fig tree a loss for Lennox Head

July 30th, 2018
Loss of 200 year old fig tree a loss for Lennox Head Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith is disappointed more could not have been done to save the Moreton Bay fig tree at Castle Drive, Lennox Head, which some estimate to be 200 years old. Ballina Shire Council started to cut down the large tree down this morning

New holiday letting laws could mean the end of our communities

July 26th, 2018
New holiday letting laws could mean the end of our communities Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith says proposed legislation expected to be voted on in August could mean the end of communities as we know them in many areas of Byron and Ballina. “The short term rental accommodation laws proposed by the Liberal

Give Meerschaum Vale and Wardell residents a fair go

July 16th, 2018
Give Meerschaum Vale and Wardell residents a fair go Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith will support Meerschaum Vale and Wardell residents as they discuss their concerns at a meeting tonight with representatives from the RMS and its subcontractors. “Residents from Wardell feel the RMS has not listened to thei

Bangalow Men’s Shed celebrates project completion

July 3rd, 2018
Bangalow Men’s Shed celebrates project completion Member for Ballina Tamara Smith will tomorrow join Bangalow Men’s Shed President Brian Mackney and Men’s Shed members to celebrate the completion of project work at the shed funded by a 2016 Community Building Partnership grant of $45,000. The project included

Tweed, Byron and Ballina Community Transport the winner in Budget

June 19th, 2018
Tweed, Byron and Ballina Community Transport the winner in Budget Greens Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith today welcomed aspects of the NSW government’s Budget. “I welcome the following much-needed investments in this electorate: · $49.6 million to finish Ballina Coast High School · $4.5 million for the Bal

Alstonville Hockey Celebrates Local Sport Grant Tamara Smith MP

May 29th, 2018
Alstonville Hockey Celebrates Local Sport Grant The Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has announced the Alstonville Hockey Club is to receive $5,000 from the NSW Local Sport Grant program. “The grant is to subsidise player uniforms and membership fees in order to ensure hockey is an affordable sport for as many peopl
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