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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

EXTREME GREENS NO FRIEND OF THE FARMER

November 27th, 2018
EXTREME GREENS NO FRIEND OF THE FARMER Nationals Candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin has criticised the Greens after they once again supported comments condemning the cattle industry. The Greens candidate for Page recently posted on social media that “cattle don’t belong on this land and the cost of supporting

Whooping Cough trending upwards

November 27th, 2018
Whooping Cough trending upwards NSW Health is urging all pregnant women and new parents to be aware of the symptoms of whooping cough and to ensure they and their children are vaccinated on time. Despite almost 95 per cent of infants in NSW now vaccinated against the disease, outbreaks still occur every three to fo

MEMORIAL RUGBY LEAGUE TEAM PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON TENTERFIELD’S MENTAL HEALTH

November 27th, 2018
MEMORIAL RUGBY LEAGUE TEAM PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON TENTERFIELD’S MENTAL HEALTH Tenterfield residents are being urged to start a meaningful conversation with friends, loved ones and colleagues, with the Bruce Binge Memorial Rugby League Team set to promote the RUOK message when they visit Goondiwindi in February. The te

Kevin Hogan calls for a Royal Commission

November 19th, 2018
Kevin Hogan calls for a Royal Commission Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan is calling for a Royal Commission with terms of reference covering the alleged misuse of market power by Australia’s supermarkets, and petrol retailing in Australia. “I will be moving a Notice of Motion in Parliament next week calli

REFURBISHED EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT URBENVILLE MPS OFFICIALLY OPEN

November 19th, 2018
REFURBISHED EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT URBENVILLE MPS OFFICIALLY OPEN Member for Lismore Thomas George has officially opened the newly refurbished Urbenville Multi-Purpose Service Emergency Department at a community open day. The refurbishments were part of $430,000 funding from the NSW Government aimed at improving t

Kevin Hogan grant for new Surf Lifesaver Rescue Jetski

November 18th, 2018
Kevin Hogan grant for new Surf Lifesaver Rescue Jetski Surf lifesavers will be able to more quickly respond to swimmers in distress this coming summer after the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan announced a grant for the purchase of a Rescue Jetski by Surf Life Saving Far North Coast. “Our volunteer lifesavers

THOMAS GEORGE WELCOMES REVIEW INTO SECURITY AT PUBLIC HOSPITALS

November 16th, 2018
THOMAS GEORGE WELCOMES REVIEW INTO SECURITY AT PUBLIC HOSPITALS Member for Lismore Thomas George, has today welcomed the announcement of an inquiry into safety and security at public hospitals, launched by NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard. The review which will be conducted by former Health and Police Minister,

Kevin Hogan MP Regional University hub for students

November 12th, 2018
Regional University hub for students The Federal Government’s funding of a Regional Study Hub in the Clarence Valley is a major win for students and the local community, Member for Page, Kevin Hogan said. Mr Hogan said the Government was providing $880,000 to support Country Universities Centre, Clarence Valley e

Flood funding boosts business confidence in Lismore

November 9th, 2018
Flood funding boosts business confidence in Lismore Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith has welcome the announcement of $8.2 million from the NSW Government for food mitigation works, saying it could bolster renewed business growth. The flood mitigation funds will be used to excavate 410,000 cubic metres of soil from behind th

You’re All Invited!

November 9th, 2018
You’re All Invited! Richmond Valley Council is throwing out the challenge to get pretty in pink for Jodie's Inspiration Pink Tradie Tuesday. What Pink Tradie Tuesday BBQ Breakfast à see invite attached. When Tuesday 20 November, 5.30am-7.30am Who All Richmond Valley Council staff, all tradies and everyone w

Lismore City Council News Rural Landholder Initiative grant round now open

November 8th, 2018
Rural Landholder Initiative grant round now open Expressions of Interest for round six of Lismore City Council’s Rural Landholder Initiative small grants program are now open. The program is open to landholders with rural properties bigger than two hectares who wish to improve their land through ecological restor

National Recycling Week Where does my recycling go?

November 8th, 2018
Where does my recycling go It’s National Recycling Week (12-18 November) and what better way to celebrate than to thank the vast majority of Ballina Council residents who are great recyclers! This year has seen some major changes to Australia’s recycling industry due to China placing much tighter restrictions o

FUNDING BOOST FOR KEY COMMUNITY PROJECTS AT WOODBURN AND CORAKI

November 8th, 2018
FUNDING BOOST FOR KEY COMMUNITY PROJECTS AT WOODBURN AND CORAKI Richmond Valley Council has welcomed $745,543 in funding from the NSW Government which will go towards the enhancement of sporting facilities at Woodburn’s recreation oval and further upgrades to the popular riverside precinct as well as the revitalisat

New signage to help reduce speed in koala blackspots

November 8th, 2018
New signage to help reduce speed in koala blackspots Lismore City Council has installed signage and pavement markings along stretches of Wyrallah Road and Tuckurimba Road that are identified as blackspots for koalas. The project is among a range of measures that have been implemented since 2013 to protect Lismore

GRAFTON BRIDGE PROGRESSES WITH GIRDER DELIVERY

November 7th, 2018
GRAFTON BRIDGE PROGRESSES WITH GIRDER DELIVERY The Grafton bridge project is one step closer to completion with seven new girders being delivered this week to the construction site on the Clarence River, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. “While the bridge isn’t going up as quickly as the one d

MEGA MILESTONE FOR WOOLGOOLGA TO BALLINA PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE

November 7th, 2018
MEGA MILESTONE FOR WOOLGOOLGA TO BALLINA PACIFIC HIGHWAY UPGRADE The final link in the Pacific Highway upgrade is in its peak construction period, with more than 3300 jobs being delivered to finish the final stage of the project. Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey was joined by Federal Member f

Annual African football friendly builds community

November 7th, 2018
Annual African football friendly builds community Lismore City Council staff will be looking to retain their trophy when the African All Stars vs Lismore Legends annual soccer match kicks off on Thursday, 8 November. The Council team ended a three-year losing streak in 2017 and Mayor Isaac Smith, a keen soccer play

Pacific Highway – Woolgoolga To Ballina Upgrade Reaches Halfway Point

November 7th, 2018
Pacific Highway – Woolgoolga To Ballina Upgrade Reaches Halfway Point The Pacific Highway upgrade between Woolgoolga and Ballina is now 50 per cent complete, with ongoing works continuing to improve safety and travel times, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “Importantly, we have already seen a halving o

Dairy code consultations in Lismore

November 7th, 2018
Dairy code consultations in Lismore Dairy farmers, processors and representative organisations are encouraged to have their say to help shape Australia's first mandatory dairy code in consultation in Lismore later this month. Member for Page Kevin Hogan urged local farmers and stakeholders to take part and help imp
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