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Saddle Road land snapped up for $10m

A picturesque property in Brunswick Heads that was once slated to become an eco-village may become a light industrial precinct after the owners sold it to a developer for $10 million. 

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Drought conditions have seen farmers struggling to feed their animals over the last few months. File photo

‘Climate change is here,’ independent NSW MP Jeremy Buckingham has warned.

‘The current record-breaking heatwave is a preview of more frequent and more extreme temperatures expected due to climate change and a wake up call for urgent action. It is melting our roads and buckling train tracks, changing our weather patterns and putting pressure on nature and agriculture. The increase in heatwaves alone will literally kill more of us.’

Buckingham has said that the heatwave and other extreme weather events are sending a clear message that we need urgently mobilise for climate action.

‘The coming years are critical in the fight to protect the people we love and our planet from dangerous climate change,’ he said.

Climate and energy policy will be at the top of the NSW state election agenda, including in many regional seats where farmers are seeing first-hand the impacts of climate change on the land and are frustrated the Nationals have failed to do something about it. 

The next NSW government can either fiddle while the climate heats beyond our control, or they can transform our community, economy and natural world by phasing out coal and powering our world by 100 per cent renewable energy.

This transformation will bring with it great opportunities for new jobs and innovative technologies across the state. Australia can transition away from being a quarry and lead the way on renewable innovation, exporting our science, know-how and clean solar power to the world.’


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