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February 8, 2023

Community rallies to help Boon family’s recovery

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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

 

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Saturday’s Recovery Rally at St Martins Church, Mullumbimby, brought together family, friends, businesses, performers and community members to help the Boon family get back onto their feet after their home at the Pocket burned to the ground recently.

The inclement weather of the day didn’t dampen the supporters enthusiasm

The Dustyesky Russian Men’s Choir’s, ‘Sort Of Christmas Party’ at the Courthouse Hotel on December 22, will also be a fundraiser for the homeless young family.

Gabriel and Cecilia and Merryn from Potato Potato will also perform.


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