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Ballina MP mostly welcomes state budget announcements

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has welcomed some of Labor’s funding announcements in last week’s state budget, including a new Fire and Rescue station for Byron Bay and more firies.

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Emergency tower works stopped

Installation of an emergency services mobile tower on a popular visitor look-out in Wilsons Creek is on hold, after a local NSW MP raised concerns that the area had been misidentified as regrowth.

Volunteer groups get funding

Fourteen projects led by volunteer groups have been awarded $300,000 through the Community Building Partnership Program, says local Greens MP, Tamara Smith.

MP and Cr call for inclusion of social housing in Ballina

Ballina Shire Council will receive $210,000 through the NSW government’s $100 million Resilient Lands Program to help support the delivery of a range of housing options across the Ballina Shire.

Drones not detonation

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Bruns garden for community under threat

Bruns local Toni Storer thought one way to help her neighbours and other locals to survive the economic downturn was to stop mowing and weeding the Council strip at the front of her house and to pop in a veggie garden.

Koalas? Act now

The Forestry Corporation’s Planning Portal shows that forest compartments are on the chopping block before the Great Koala National...

Greener futures in Mullum

Byron Community College’s series of events with Mark Swivel continues to bring in a full house each week!

Mark – lawyer and founder of Barefoot Law, an independent councillor on Byron Shire Council, and a performer and writer – has been hosting some very interesting and thought-provoking discussions and the next session ‘Greener Futures’ with Belinda Kinkead is sure to be a good one, especially for the younger generation out there.

Born and bred Northern Rivers local, Belinda is now a globe-trotting environmental engineer who has worked in carbon offsetting, renewable energy, and climate change response around the world.

Having just returned home from Paraguay where she manages a reforesting project, Head of Carbon at Dutch-based SilviCarbon, and currently heading up an innovative project in Laos, her current projects combined have created 10 million tonnes of CO2 removal over their lifetimes.

Belinda is an inspiring professional with huge knowledge and great stories to share, especially for young people considering their careers in today’s amazing but crazy world.

The ‘Greener Futures’ discussion will be a riveting and interactive deep dive of what life will be like in 2099 or even 2050. It’s an exploration into what biodiversity, work, culture, love and energy could look like for all in the decades to come!

Conversations with Mark: Green Futures – 6.30pm on Wednesday, 29 May at the Byron College. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start and light refreshments will be available for purchase on the night.

Bookings are essential. Full fee: $30 per session, concession: $20 per session. Special promo for teens and adults 25 years and younger – the ones who’ll actually still be alive in 2099 – get your tickets for only $10.



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