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While the community digests Tuesday’s news of Norco’s Lismore ice cream factory’s rebuild, Norco Chief Executive, Michael Hampson wants to stress the importance of the plight of all flood-affected Lismore businesses including small and medium size ventures.
With flood-ravaged Norco in Lismore under scrutiny, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union, and the Electrical Trades Union met with management on Thursday to discuss the company’s plans for its Lismore ice cream factory.
Unions that have been advocating for workers in the Northern Rivers communities say they want Norco to commit to getting the factory back to its full capacity as soon as possible.
People need jobs if an area is to survive and many businesses have been crippled when successive major floods devastated the region earlier this year.
People power and a quick response by staff at the Lismore Base Hospital has ensured that the milk contract for local hospitals has been returned to NORCO.
Balancing the needs of a diverse community is always a challenge but it is one that owners of the Eltham Hotel Matt Rabbidge and Luke Sullivan, just 15 minutes from Lismore, are determined to do following complaints about loud music at the pub.
Ballina Shire’s balloon ban is to stay in place after a failed attempt by at least one conservative councillor to weaken rules aimed at protecting wildlife and reducing litter.