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A contract to build the Pimlico to Teven section of the Pacific Highway upgrade has been awarded to the Georgiou Group. Part of it will run through soft soils, a reason given by the RMS for detouring into a controversial koala colony in a section further south.
David Milledge, Broken Head. So, our local coalition politicians think that the provision of 700 nest boxes will compensate for the destruction of biodiversity resulting from the route proposed for the Broadwater-Coolgardie section of the Pacific Highway upgrade.
Expert ecologist Dr Steve Phillips says he has serious fears for the survival of local koala population as the state government's announcement that it will not change the controversial route of the Pacific Highway south of Ballina 'seals the fate' of around 200 of the species near Wardell.
Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.