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February 9, 2023

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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.

Other News

$5 million to improve Northern Rivers rural drainage systems

Damaged rural drainage systems will be cleaned out, repaired and fitted with mechanisms that will reduce the impacts of future flooding, thanks to the Australian and NSW governments’ $5 million Northern Rivers Drainage Reset Program.

Celebrating LOVE

The Paddock Project is hosting a (pre) Valentine’s Day picnic at the home of the giant LOVE sign that welcomes everyone to Mullumbimby. The LOVE sign has set the tone for all visitors and locals who pass by on their way into town and has probably been the most photographed local influencer for the past three years

60 charged in Mid North Coast property crime sting – Strike Force Kinnereth

After a strike force was established to investigate alleged break and enters on the Mid North Coast 60 people have been charged with a total of 145 offences

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’

Protest gets results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood?

New SES Zone Commander for the north

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has appointed a new Zone Commander for the northern part of the state.

Pictured as the floods were receding in Burringbar. Photo Burringbar - Mooball go fund me page.
Pictured as the floods were receding in Burringbar. Photo Burringbar – Mooball go fund me page.

With the recent declaration of category C funding being opened to businesses in Stokers Siding, Burringbar, Upper Burringbar, Mooball and Crabbes Creek the office of small business will provide assistance to fill out the forms and determine their eligibility.

From 10am to 3pm on Tuesday 30 May a team will be on hand to help business owners complete the funding applications at the Burringbar sports club.

To take advantage of this fast-track support bring:

1.      Proof of business registration (Photocopy)

2.      Proof of business location. Photocopy of latest electricity, gas, telephone account.

3.      Proof of income. Copies of latest business tax return plus personal tax returns for all members and partners of the business enterprise.

4.      Proof of Expenditure. Copy of paid tax invoice or receipt.

5.      Business ABN number

6.      Organisation ACN number

7.      Bank account details

SES meeting

The Burringbar community association is also happy to announce that the Bob Higgins, general manager Pacific Highway project office and Jennifer Travis communications manager will attend the SES meeting on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services. The meeting is being held on May 29 at 6pm at the Burringbar school of arts hall.

Many residents believe and are convinced, due to the inundation experienced in locations that have never, in known history, ever flooded that the M1 has contributed greatly to the devastation,’ said assocation secretary Eva Heath.

‘The M1 has effectively created a dam splitting the flood plain.

‘This was raised with the then RTA when the highway was being constructed but warnings from ‘old locals’ were ignored and now the warnings have come to fruition.’

The Tweed shire council, Bureau of Meteorology, NSW SES Richmond Tweed region, NSW SES Murwillumbah unit and crisis ready will be also be attending.

The aim of the meeting is to build an accurate picture of each community’s experiences and perspectives during the recent flood events. They will discuss ways that everyone can work with communities to continue to improve your preparation, response and recovery to disaster events.


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