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Lennox Longboard ‘One Dayer’ going ahead

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Wallaby death SGB

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Saffin seeks $7.5 million for Lismore townhouse developments

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has made a special request to the NSW Government for $7.5 million to enable two townhouse developments in East Lismore and Goonellabah, which she says would add 66 flood-free, affordable units to the city’s housing stock.

Cost of living and taxes

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Flood recovery 2022 must be community led and flexible

The recent news that our mighty NSW State Government are going to step into the Northern Rivers as a sort of Mary Poppins and over-arch their solutions into an umbrella of several councils via the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) was met with cheer and skepticism.

NSW’s electricity poles and wires will be leased to fund infrastructure projects across the state.

Premier Mike Baird’s bill narrowly passed in the Upper House late on Wednesday night.

Liberal MPs cheered, while one disgruntled MP yelled “bugger” as the bill passed 19-17, with the vote hinging on the support of Christian Democratic Party leader Rev Fred Nile.

‘I am delighted,’ Mr Baird said following the win.

‘But while this is a pleasing moment, the real work begins now.’

The premier said his government could focus on building roads, railways, schools and hospitals once private leaseholders take over 49 per cent of the state’s electricity network for 99 years.

‘We relish the challenge,’ he said.


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