18.4 C
Byron Shire
May 18, 2024

Clarence Valley Council Deputy Mayor runs for NSW State election

Latest News

Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

Other News

National Service

I have to say that having been conscripted into the army in 1970 I couldn’t disagree more with Peter...

Traffic control in Byron’s Main Beach carpark

Minor traffic disruption with traffic control in place is expected in Byron Bay’s Main Beach car park this week.

Freemasonry looks to its future

Meet the Freemasonry Grand PooBah of Lodge Cavanbah in Byron Bay, Nick Towers.

Art of Change raises $40,000

The 'Art of Change' auction, held on Saturday night at the Byron School of Art in support of Mandy Nolan's campaign for the seat of Richmond, was a resounding success. The event attracted 150 people and raised an impressive $40,000 through the sale of donated artworks.

Local housing prices down over 20 per cent

The region has seen falling house prices, new data from CoreLogic suggests.

New Tweed Valley Hospital opens today

The controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital opened to patients at 8am this morning.

Dr Greg Clancy, has a huge job in turning around voter preferences in a traditionally National’s seat. Photo supplied

Clarence Valley Council Deputy Mayor, Dr Greg Clancy, has announced that he will be running for The Greens in the upcoming NSW March elections this year for the seat of Clarence.

Dr Clancy sees the retirement of the sitting National Party candidate Chris Gulaptis at the end of this term, who is remembered for his pivotal role in the Koala Wars and reducing protections for koalas, as an opportunity for a change in party representation in this seat.

‘There is some sort of view that The Greens are off the planet. But when you look at what some in the Coalition actually say and do, it becomes apparent it’s The Greens who have their feet on the ground,’ said Dr Clancy.

At Greg Clancy’s campaign launch in Grafton, Greens MLC Sue Higginson welcomed the Clarence Valley Council Deputy Mayor’s decision to stand in the March State election. 

‘The old ways of dealing with climate change, the cost of living and the housing crisis are not working. In Dr Greg Clancy, The Greens have an absolute champion on all these matters and he’s a proven leader,’ she said.

Casino incinerator

Speaking against the proposed Casino waste-to-energy incinerator, Dr Clancy said, ‘We do not need to be burning waste. We have to work on a circular economy where waste is seen as a resource to be recycled.’

Floods

The impact of the ‘unprecedented’ floods of early 2022 have left much of the Northern Rivers devastated and still recovering and Dr Clancy says he will continue to fight against floodplain development as he has since his election to Council in 2016. 

‘Both the Prime Minister and the NSW Premier say development on floodplains needs to stop, but neither of them has said how it could be done. At our recent Council meeting, I moved successfully to get Council to seek legal advice on the implications of rezoning land on the Yamba floodplain,’ he explained.

‘Clarence Valley Council supports the No Mining policy, but our local member has failed us miserably. Will the new Nationals candidate make a clear statement on where he stands?’ he asked.

The Clarence NSW state electorate includes all of the Richmond Valley Council including Casino, Coraki, Woodburn, Evans Head and Tathamas well as all of the Clarence Valley Council including Grafton, Maclean, Yamba, Illuka, Junction Hill, Ulmarra, Coutts Crossing and Glenreagh. 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.