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Consideration of state significant farmland for SUGA development leaves bitter taste

One of Ballina Shire Council’s independents is continuing to argue against suggested expansions of development between the plateau villages of Alstonville and Wollongbar.

On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

NSW says ‘No’ to decriminalising drugs but pivots towards a health-based response

After waiting almost three years to respond to the recommendations of the NSW Ice Inquiry NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, has rejected the recommendation to decriminalise use of illicit drugs. 

It is a weekend of excitement, fun and laughter for everyone at the National Circus Festival

It truly is like stepping into another world as you enter The Famous Spiegeltent which is here for the National Circus Festival that is taking place this weekend in Mullumbimby before it once again heads off around the world.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

Lismore City Bowlo and all that jazz

What Lismore needs more of now is fun and joy and music and the Lismore Jazz Club’s popular monthly gigs are about to return to help make that happen.

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the site, which will add to local flooding. 

If the housing was built on concrete poles that put them above flood height and which could be later removed, it would probably be as cheap as, and less invasive than, the fill. After all, it is a temporary solution. 

Houses would be designed to be easily removed to other sites. We are surrounded by low ridges. I assume the thinking behind this is that each house must have connections to sewerage and electricity. With compost toilets, stand-alone solar panels, and rain tanks, together with lighting efficiencies and the miniaturising of electrical products, it is now feasible. 

Building on a floodplain has proven to be a bad idea.

Jim Nutter, Main Arm


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