Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) yesterday presented two local sports enthusiasts with these very official looking certificates, called NSW State Representative Awards.
The latest community survey results, released today, have confirmed that there has been a decline in support for the shark net trials undertaken at five North Coast beaches over the past two summers.
Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith announced today that she had won an assurance from the NSW government that the Mullumbimby community will be consulted on any proposed sale of public land along the rail corridor that runs through the town.
From archery and sailing to basketball and tennis there are plenty of local sports clubs that have received funding for everything from uniforms to bows and arrows.
The Lennox Head community is calling a public meeting to highlight the numerous issues with the current proposal for further sand mining on the wetlands off Ross Lane and along Swampy Creek Road.
With public submissions closing tomorrow (March 29) for a massive new suburb in Byron Bay, local state Greens MP Tamara Smith delivered 76 West Byron public submissions to Byron Shire Council on Friday.
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NORTEC is refusing to extend time for small business to find new locations over Christmas, yet it continues to itself as small a business supporter.
Opponents of sand mining at Lennox Head say an existing mine operator in the area has ‘snuck in’ a proposal for a massive expansion just before Christmas to avoid public scrutiny.
Mayor Simon Richardson has been called upon be his fellow state government counterpart to consult with the market stall holder group who are opposed to moving from the Butler Street Reserve.
With the ‘conscientious objector’ option now scrapped for parents who refuse to immunise their preschool-aged children, how will it affect the northern rivers region, an area known to have the lowest immunisation rates in NSW?
Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith has questioned the emergency services minister over the process of providing flood relief and support to Byron Shire and why the Byron Shire hasn’t received adequate flood relief assistance yet.
An aerial training ski jump between 35m and 37m tall, that is 11 to 14 storeys, is being proposed for Lennox Head and has the potential to split the community.
Sasha Mainsbridge was named NSW Local Woman of the Year for the Ballina electorate on International Women’s Day (IWD) for her work in spearheading local waste reduction campaigns in and around Mullumbimby.
Many NSW residents who have solar panels on their rooftops are being paid less than half of their Victorian counterparts after a recent ruling set a new, higher price in that state. But at least north coast residents can do something about it.
Greens want shark nets removed and the state government and the DPI to fund shark watch supported by drone technology, claiming current methods give swimmers and surfers a false sense of security.
Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith has lashed out at a new structure at the Cape Byron Lighthouse café describing it as looking like a flying saucer has crashed into the lighthouse.
Premier Mike Baird has been given an official request to provide funding to build a new marine rescue tower in Ballina.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith will be a member of a just-announced parliamentary inquiry into the management of sharks in NSW waters.
A jobs summit is being held in Ballina today while a $1.3 million trade skills centre is being opened in Lismore.