The North Coast is one of five regions chosen to participate in a trial scheme to give the benefits of clean solar energy to local households.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith has welcomed funding to help save an endangered ecological community of coastal cypress pines at Brunswick Heads but called on Byron Council not to acquiesce to demands of trust that manages the land.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has launched an attack on what she claims is an ‘empty funding pledge’ by North Coast National Party MLC Ben Franklin to sink millions of dollars into improving the health of the Richmond River.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith has expressed her deep sympathy for the family of the motorcyclist killed at the Alstonville intersection with the Bruxner Highway. She is also calling for action to fix the notorious blackspot.
Residents of the once-sleepy area of Meerschaum Vale never expected noisy freeway construction within earshot of their homes, let alone suffering extra ongoing noise from the road that other nearby residents will miss out on.
Let’s explore the state government’s 2018-19 budget report for the Ballina electorate! The Ballina electorate covers Byron and Ballina local government areas and your local representative in NSW parliament is Greens MP Tamara Smith.
Applications are now open for the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program and this year $330,000 is available for projects in the Ballina electorate.
Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith says ending live animal exports could potentially be good for local farmers who are increasingly focusing on high-value-added boutique meats anyway.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has spoken in state parliament about the impact last year’s floods had on residents in Byron and Ballina Shires. And she had nothing but scorn for the state and federal Liberal/National governments for turning their backs on her constituents.
Another parcel of valuable railway land is now in the process of being prepared to be sold, owing to its being ‘surplus to requirements’ of Transport for NSW staff. It is the second sale of Byron shire land flagged by the department in recent weeks.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) wants the state government to chip in to help clean up the Richmond River. In July, it scored a D- for river health in a scorecard compiled by Ecohealth and the University of New England.
Greens MP for Ballina Tamara Smith met with Alstonville community representatives over the weekend to receive their petition for police officers to be stationed permanently at Alstonville.
Greens Ballina MP Tamara Smith has described a state government offer giving Byron council 28 days to find the funds buy back the Mullumbimby Hospital site as ‘a cruel irony’.
The state opposition has accused the government of muzzling its tribute to flood-affected north coast communities in the upper house yesterday. The government has dismissed the claim but the Greens agree the issue should have been given an airing.
National and Liberal MPs who stood by as a 30-year-old award-winning domestic violence service in Tweed Heads was axed were referred to as ‘dogs’ during an angry NSW parliamentary debate on March 9.
While negotiations for Byron Shire Council to purchase Suffolk Park’s sports field on Beech Drive are ongoing, there are increasing calls for the land to be gifted, not sold.
Tamara Smith says a call to ban the Safe Schools program in NSW is discriminatory and based on scare tactics and misinformation. The subject is set to be debated in NSW Parliament today.
NSW Ambulance has completed a review of the new location for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service’s larger fleet, due next year – and not everyone is happy about the outcome.
The Australian Paramedics Association and Ballina MP Tamara Smith are opposing plans to move the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service’s operations base to Lismore Airport, saying it may delay response times and risk lives.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith has vowed to fight for the removal of ‘smart’ shark drum lines, set to be trialled on the north coast this summer, if they kill marine life such as turtles and dolphins.