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Iron Gates development in Evans Head opposed by locals

The decision on the controversial Iron Gates development for 175 residential building blocks on the Evans River near Evans Head is being strongly opposed by locals on environmental and fire impacts.

Evans Heads locals raise their voice against Iron Gates

Locals who are once again opposing the Iron Gates development in Evans Head presented Richmond Valley Council (RVC) Mayor Robert Mustow with a petition of 304 signatures against the proposal last Tuesday.

Iron Gates development back to haunt Evans Head as river rated ‘poor’

With the Evans River rated as being in 'poor' condition residents are pushing back against the Iron Gates residential development that has been haunting the town since the 1990s.

Iron Gates opponents want EPA investigation details released

Opponents of a proposed residential development at Iron Gates in Evans Head are calling on the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to release details of their decision not to prosecute the developer of this environmentally sensitive site on the Evans River.

Iron Gates master plan goes on exhibition

The state government has given permission for a proposed development at Evans Heads’ controversial Iron Gates site to go on public exhibition, despite a previous development on the same site being overturned by the Land and Environment Court.

North Lismore Plateau another Iron Gates

Al Oshlack, Lismore. Carpet baggers are in town. The Lismore City Council [is] banking the developers with an unsecured payment for the infrastructure., with a promise in the future of an unspecified return.

Activist warns of legal action over Iron Gates

He's done it once, and now vowed to do it again. Lismore activist Al Oshlack has put Richmond Valley Council on notice that he will launch legal action to stop a proposed residential development at the Iron Gates site in Evans Head.

Call to withdraw Iron Gates development for Evans Head

Opponents of the proposed Iron Gates residential estate at Evans Head are calling on Richmond Valley Council to withdraw the development application from public ex

Opponents slam Iron Gates development proposal

The controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head is back on the agenda. After a lapse of almost a year, a renewed development application for a 184-lot subdivision has been lodged with the Richmond Valley Council.

Iron Gates development faces new govt hurdle

The latest attempt to restart a controversial development of sensitive coastal land at Evans Head has been dealt another blow after the state government’s planning department refused permission for it to go ahead without a masterplan.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up at the beach; I have...