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Stories about "Kingscliff Lot 490":

Aboriginal land rights and Lot 490

Jan Barham, Greens MLC. The Greens have a long standing commitment to supporting Aboriginal people in their endeavours to access land under the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights 1983.

Lot 490 a green political football

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. Sixteen thousand petitioners and 98 per cent of residents and visitors thank Walt Second for honouring his promise to save Lot 490.

Greens MLC ‘sabotaging’ Lot 490, says preservation group

A residents' group dedicated to saving Kingscliff's last remaining beachfront reserve from development has condemned last weeks comments in parliament by Greens MLC Jan Barham, describing them as ‘counter-productive to the cause’.

Greens attack Labor moves to ‘protect Lot 490’

ALP north-coast spokesperson Walt Secord has moved a motion in state parliament to create a regional park over a rare remnant of Tweed coastal crown land known locally as Lot 490. But the move has come under attack from an unexpected source.

Protection pledged for Kingscliff reserve

NSW Labor has promised to designate Kingscliff’s last coastal reserve and wildlife corridor, known as Lot 490, as a regional park if elected to government in three months’ time.

Labor chief pushes plea for Kingscliff reserve

NSW Labor leader John Robertson has joined the community-based campaign to save the coastal crown reserve known as Lot 490 near Kingscliff from development.

Political point scoring over lot 490

Geoff Provest, MP. I write in response to your article ‘Lot 490 will be an election issue’ and commend Mr Cooper and the Tweed community for its continued interest in the future of this land.

Lot 490 ‘will be an election issue’

Kingscliff’s last remaining strip of undeveloped coastal land could be Tweed MP Geoff Provest’s Waterloo if Ron Cooper has anything to do with it.

Lot 490 critical for community

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. Do they really care – Geoff Provest and the state government? Lot 490 has a critical part to play in protecting community amenity in the face of massive development.

Nats councillors oppose Kingscliff reserve plan

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. Our National Party state government representative Geoff Provest says he supports the public park plan for Lot 490.

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Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

It has been hard for many young people as they have managed the impacts of COVID over the last few years but for students at Main Arm Upper Public School the flood has meant they've been out of their school for almost half a year.

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