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Locals protest pollution to air and farming of Casino incinerator

Toxic air pollution is what Northern Rivers residents will get if the incinerator that has been touted for the Richmond Valley Jobs Precinct in Casino goes ahead say locals who protested the incinerator on Saturday. 

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Emergency radio tower

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Bruem pushes Ballina council to debate 4WDs on beaches again

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Vale Dave Howard ‘builder extraordinaire’

Local identity Dave Howard passed away in the arms of his wife Libby and surrounded by the six children they share on Monday 14 November.

Flogging a petition

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Stories about "iron gates":

Evans Head Iron Gates site for sale as developer appeals DA refusal

The developer of the Iron Gates DA at Evans Head is waiting for a site visit by the Land and Environment Court in March 2023 following the launch of an appeal after their DA was refused by the NRPP in August this year.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

Iron Gates developer launches appeal against DA refusal at Evans Head

It is a saga that has been going on for over 30 years and that some hoped might finally have come to an end. But that is not to be the case with an appeal against the refusal of the Iron Gates development application (DA) at Evans Head now having been submitted.

Iron Gates DA at Evans Head refused – appeal to be lodged

The controversial Iron Gates development application at Evans Head, that has been waiting for a decision on the current DA for eight years, and been fought against by the local community for over 30 years, was refused on Tuesday by the Northern Regional Planning Panel.

Inclusion of Iron Gates development in 2041 regional plan questioned

Iron Gates, a controversial development application for a satellite residential development at Evans Head is due to be decided next Tuesday, yet the development of the flood and fire prone area has been included in the Draft North Coast Plan for 2041.

Evans Head, Iron Gates DA public planning meeting coming

The current development application (DA) for the flood and bushfire-prone site of the Evans Head, Iron Gates development will go before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP) on 30 August.

Second independent assessment of Iron Gates DA in Evans Head recommends refusal

Two independent reports on the Iron Gates development at Evans Heads have determined that it should not go ahead.

Iron Gates development in Evans Head ‘not good planning’ says independent assessor

A proposal for the Iron Gates site near Evans Head has been pushed by developers for over 30 years in one form or another. The local community has continued to fight against a development they have tirelessly pointed out was at risk of bushfire, floods, and damaged Indigenous cultural heritage and the environment. 

Are Richmond Valley Council gagging community participation?

Ever had a reason to present a point of view to your local councilors during public access? Proposed changes to the Richmond Valley Council meeting Code of Practice mean that you might no longer get that opportunity.

Evans Head Iron Gates DA on exhibition – again

The controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head, that saw the development consent removed in 1997 by the Land and Environment Court, is back on exhibition – again. 

Ballina ‘Steps Up’ against domestic and family violence

The Ballina community came out in force to ‘Step Up Against Domestic Violence on Friday.

Education shaping up to be a key battleground in NSW election

There is a teacher shortage and both the NSW Greens and Labor are focussing their efforts on highlighting the situation the NSW public education system is in as they campaign for the next NSW election. 

Tallow wallabies

Further to Maggie Brown’s letter regarding the incident on Tallow Beach of a wallaby having to be shot by WIRES owing to dog-induced stress...

Floodwaters essential for ecosystem rejuvenation say experts

Along with the human, infrastructure and economic devastation wrought by recent floods, come environmental costs and even benefits.