22.5 C
Byron Shire
March 1, 2021

Clive Bateman

Latest News

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Other News

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

1 Candidate details

Name: Clive Bateman

Council: Lismore

Town/city: Nimbin

Number of years in shire/LGA: 8 years

Current councillor?  No

Clubs/sports/interests: Northern Rivers Food, Australian Food and Grocery Council, boating, farming, blue economy. Lismore Ratepayers Association, Coo-eeEE Property Rights.

Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’?  Yes.

If yes, which party or who else is on your ticket?: Group I with Greg Bennett.

Brief description: I have 34 years’ experience at senior management level, with large leading multinational corporations. I operate a business helping food manufactures run efficient operations while focusing on strategic global business plans, and run a cattle property at Nimbin.

2 What has motivated you to stand?

Frustration with council services and the lack of council accountability to ratepayers. Council’s growing debt, now over 60 million dollars and still under state government review; the next step is administrators, so in effect our community will have no control over the council.

3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?

Lismore has stagnated with growth at 0.03 per cent. Council has hindered development and the opportunities business creates for employment. You can have all the plans for affordable housing etc but it all requires investment. I will work with business to create investment in our community.

4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment?

Council and some council staff have run hidden agendas with the LEP. If council want to preserve private land they must fully compensate landowners. Coal-seam gas would not be going ahead if landowners had the right to say NO TO GAS. I will continue to lobby state government for property rights and support property rights and the rights of our community.

5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?

I will work to apply sound business principles to council so ratepayers get an improved return on their rates. I will support recycling provided there is a positive impact for the community; for example Lismore council should have federal funding for bio-generators. I will ensure council and staff treat the community with respect and honesty.

Previous articleDenis Dardengo
Next articleKevin Bell

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.


Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...