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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

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Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

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Cr Michael Lyon, The Pocket

In response to Roger Seccombe’s letter, fair point, I could have been more circumspect with my comments last week.

It has been pointed out to me that the community protests against the seniors development adjacent to the hospital applied the pressure on the state planning department, who subsequently ruled it out due to traffic impacts. I meant no slight on Cr Coorey’s integrity or the significant role she played in the protests against this development.

I think we differ in that I see the Industrial Lands Strategy as the perfect document to flag, as we have done in Direction 4. That Council and the community want to establish criteria and limits in the Development Control Plan (DCP) to guide future developments in that area, so we do not have to fight this battle again when McGettigans Lane is upgraded.


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