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Rescue tower one step closer

Cr Jeff Johnson, Lennox Head. A huge congratulations to our local State MP Tamara Smith for helping to facilitate extra state government contributions for our long awaited replacement Marine Rescue Tower.

Ballina’s marine rescue tower gets the green light

Ballina is set to build a new marine rescue tower after more than $400,000 funding was secured for a replacement building this week.

Ballina’s old marine watchtower closes down

Ballina’s ‘leaning tower’ for marine rescue operations will be closed from Monday after it was declared dangerous to volunteers, while mayor David Wright has pleaded with the state premier to urgently fund a long-planned replacement building.

Labor trumps Nats on Marine Rescue tower funding

A Labor state government would commit $1 million towards the construction of a new Marine Rescue tower for Ballina, double what the National Party has offered if returned to power.

Gloves off in north coast election campaign

The heat in the NSW election campaign has ratcheted up a notch on the north coast with Labor calling the Nationals’ promise to partially fund the Ballina marine tower ‘too little too late’ and the Greens accusing Labor of being ‘divided’ over the rail trial.

Ballina marine tower project receives state funds

Ballina has moved a step closer to having a new marine rescue tower. Retiring Ballina MP Don Page yesterday announced $550,000 funding from the state government after an earlier application for funds was refused.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

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Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

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