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Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

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Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

Mt Warning ban

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Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Gabi Giacomin, Ocean Shores

It was absolutely worth showing up for the screening of Bob Brown’s documentary Convoy at the Brunswick Picture House recently. Bob Brown and his foundation are making political waves in our climate stricken country by making politicians who support coal use and the development of the Adani coalmine look very flaky.

It was incredible to see the number of locals who showed up to watch the film. There were also many people who participated in the convoy and showed support the Wangan and Jagalingou clan who have been involved in a legal battle with the Queensland government to halt the approval of the Carmichael coalmine.

It was great to see Cr Cate Coorey and Duncan Dey there, both of whom participated in the convoy, showing their allegiance to the cause. But when someone asked if any Greens Councillors were present, the hall echoed with a pregnant silence. Where were the Greens Councillors when faced with mass destruction of planet Earth? Oh yes, opening a new park.

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Everything that is connected to coal in your life
    Eliminate !!! only then will people take you, and the
    Bob brown brigade seriously…
    It takes 260 tonnes of coking coal
    To produce one wind turbine …

  2. A very convenient excuse for doing nothing. We cannot exist without creating some footprint but what some people are working towards is making a more sustainable one.

    I have no idea if your figures are right but I think it’s also worth considering how many tons of coal that 1 turbine will save in its working life.

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