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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

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Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

At Tweed council’s community access last night, Leda’s manager Reg van Rij tried to persuade council to release names of those giving submissions on Kings Forest who requested anonymity. Why the need to know people’s names? Submissions were addressed to Department of Planning, not to Leda, so what’s the big deal? Does Leda believe that people have no right to privacy? Or do they not understand the fear Leda generates in the community with their litigious tendencies?

He asked why would anyone want to have their personal details withheld. Surely they can’t be that naive?

Clearly they are very eager to silence certain environmentalists who are very concerned about this development which failed to disclose a number of species on the EPBC list, among a host of other inadequacies too long to list but which are embodied within 300 submissions that can be viewed on http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=2642

Let’s hope the commonwealth stands firm and NSW Dept of Planning ensures the best possible outcome, for the sake of our coastal koalas and other threatened species there.

Menkit Prince, Uki

 


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