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Outgoing independent Cr Sharon Parry has seldom contacted The Echo during her time on the council but says she felt honour bound this week.
Premier Dominic Perrottet recently announced his intention to build a Big NSW. Much of this Big Population and Big Economy will be generated by a doubling of the state’s pre-covid migration intake.
A new precedent has been set in the NSW Land and Environment Court [LEC] that could give property investors and developers a reason to rethink project designs.
On September 15, Greenpeace, the environmental NGO, celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was a special day for the area, as people from Mullumbimby are fighting alongside Greenpeace for a ‘greener, fairer, more peaceful world’.
The chair’s reassurances came after Country Labor Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin expressed concerns about job losses in Lismore, home to Rous headquarters, due to the move.
The Rous County Council has again voted against including a new dam in future water security investigations but new state political pressure suggests the debate is far from over.
Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson says he isn’t giving up hope for reduced 4WD access to Seven Mile Beach.
‘More ambitious than the NSW and Australian government targets,’ says the Ballina Shire Council’s sustainability projects officer, Sharyn Hunnisett, of the local government’s draft climate change policy.
Science Goes Viral
A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.