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February 9, 2023

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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

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Choose your own (piano) adventure

The audience ‘chooses its own musical adventure’ determining the playlist from a selection of works by composers ranging from J. S. Bach, Frederic Chopin and Claude Debussy to George Gershwin, Bill Evans – and more. A list of musical choices will be made available on the day, and audience members can submit their choices via their phone.

Flow Music presents: Byron Bay

The theatre will be transformed into a festival wonderland, with pre-show entertainment from 6pm, including body and face painting by donation, incredible dancers from Epic Creations, lighting by Tone from Crystal Grid and decor by Bare Foot Beat. 

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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

I watched the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks display last night. I couldn’t help but think how obscene it is that councils across Australia should spend billions of dollars on fireworks. This money should be spent on homeless families and those struggling to make ends meet in these difficult times.

L Clarke, Ballina


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9 COMMENTS

  1. Tend to agree.

    Lots of $$$ up in (toxic?) smoke.

    Reminds me of the releasing of helium filled plastic balloons back in the day.

    • yeh lets close down community events funded by grants too because I DON’T ATTEND THEM, australia = have a winge, to the author go live in a third world country where they can’t afford any cultural events and appreciate what we have here and stop asking for handouts

  2. Fake news. Billions- not even close. In Sydney the fireworks cost a little more than 1 million,. I have tendered before. Most of the budget is on Police, security, admin.

    • Howard, “In Sydney the fireworks cost a little more than 1 million..”, please do try catching up with the real cost, which was $’s5.8 million – reported in Sydney Morning Herald 29/12/2022.

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