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The future of Kingscliff's controversial Lot 490 is now in the hands of the Tweed-Byron Aboriginal Land Council. The title deeds to the land were handed over Aboriginal elders at a ceremony last week by NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Leslie Williams and Tweed MP Geoff Provest.
An Aboriginal land claim has been granted over the beachfront crown reserve at Kingscliff known as Lot 490, putting an end to a longtime community campaign for the land to be kept as public open space for passive recreation.
Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. Jan Barham, Lindy Smith, let’s get one thing straight. I know of no person and no group opposing the Lot 490 Aboriginal Land Claim. It is the State Government that seems to have come up with a scheme to block it.
Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.
Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport.