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Ballina MP mostly welcomes state budget announcements

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has welcomed some of Labor’s funding announcements in last week’s state budget, including a new Fire and Rescue station for Byron Bay and more firies.

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Lismore’s Freedom of Entry Parade

Lismore is set to host a Freedom of Entry Parade by the 41st Battalion, a time-honoured tradition dating back to medieval times

MP and Cr call for inclusion of social housing in Ballina

Ballina Shire Council will receive $210,000 through the NSW government’s $100 million Resilient Lands Program to help support the delivery of a range of housing options across the Ballina Shire.

Inequity underpins solar-battery rebates

Over 3.2 million Australian households now have solar systems, and NSW leads, with a million systems (rooftop, heated pool or hot water).

Whian Whian public school kids are all in D-tension

The Whian Whian Public School whole school band, D-Tension, are preparing for their first gig of 2024 and it’s going to go off with a bang – or at least a flash of lantern light on Saturday in Lismore.

Sunshine brings football back to the Northern Rivers

After weeks of relentless rain washing out every game, the sunny days of June have allowed local football to...

Bruns garden for community under threat

Bruns local Toni Storer thought one way to help her neighbours and other locals to survive the economic downturn was to stop mowing and weeding the Council strip at the front of her house and to pop in a veggie garden.

In the wake of the tragic loss of four young lives in a car crash last week I would like to send my condolences and offer of support to those grieving in the community.

We at the STEER Project are deeply saddened by the death of one of the passengers who had taken part in a Safer Drivers Course for Learners with us earlier this year.

I was immediately prompted by the community to answer ‘What can we do to save the lives of young people in cars?’. I sense the solution is to unite as community and do more to support and encourage young people to make safe choices.

I would like to profoundly thank all youth, parents, schools, businesses and community members who give STEER the opportunity to engage with them.

I suggest those wanting information and resources associated with youth safe transport visit www.steerproject.org.au and contact me personally.

Phil Preston, STEER project coordinator


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