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Stories about "Lot 490":

Kingscliff’s Lot 490 handed to Aboriginal Land Council

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.

Aboriginal land claim granted over Kingscliff’s Lot 490

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.

‘The appetite for development still lingers’

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.

Kingscliff reserve looms as election issue

State election campaigning for the seat of Tweed has ramped up, with the government’s controversial plan to sell off the crown reserve at Kingscliff known as Lot 490 under renewed attack.

Kingscliff reserve ‘belongs to the people’

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. New premier Mike Baird says he wants to rid his 'great party' of corruption. His 'great party' in coalition with the Nationals was the subject of the very first ICAC investigation.

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...