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Lennox Head residents are being urged to have their say about the controversial redevelopment application by McGearys Sand Quarry currently before Ballina Shire Council. The DA is set to be determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel in coming months.
Ballina Mayor David Wright may recuse himself from the Joint Regional Planning Panel’s consideration of a development application that would see a massive increase in sand mining at one of Lennox Head’s two remaining sites.
Opponents of sand mining at Lennox Head say an existing mine operator in the area has ‘snuck in’ a proposal for a massive expansion just before Christmas to avoid public scrutiny.
Ballina Sands Pty Ltd, which conducts sand mining operations at Lennox Head, has told Ballina Shire Council it is ‘complaint with its conditions’ despite local residents saying the volume of truck traffic from the site suggests a significant increase in its production.
Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.
Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.
Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11 per cent of the total...