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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

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Protesters stop logging at Doubleduke

The latest in a series of actions to save trees and habitat, native forest logging has been halted this morning by protests in Doubleduke state forest, between Grafton and Casino.

Lismore Thistles launch youth player academy

Former Northern NSW Coach of the Year, Chris Layland, has joined the Lismore Thistles Soccer Club to help foster...

Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

60 charged in Mid North Coast property crime sting – Strike Force Kinnereth

After a strike force was established to investigate alleged break and enters on the Mid North Coast 60 people have been charged with a total of 145 offences

Allergic reaction from wasp sting tasks WRHS

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service reports that at around 9.30 this morning, they were tasked by New South Wales Ambulance on a primary mission to a property at Tyalgum Creek, west of Murwillumbah.

Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

Stories about "State Significant Farmland":

State knocks back Ballina council suggestion for development consideration on State Signficant Farmland

The state’s planning authority has reportedly knocked back an initial application for State Significant Farmland in the Ballina Shire to be included on a list of potential development sites.

Will Alstonville and Wollongbar be joined together by an industrial estate?

A rescission motion was lodged to overturn the Ballina Council decision to develop State Significant Farmland between Alstonville and Wollongbar that would essentially turn the two rural towns into one.

Free parking and protected farmland ‘concerns’ as government trumpets height of new Tweed Valley Hospital

The NSW State government is trumpeting the height of the controversial new Tweed Valey Hospital but the community remains concerned over promises of free...

‘Unequivocal guarantee’ to protect State Significant Farmland at Cudgen sought

Locals say there are greenfield sites that are zoned for and could accommodate the $250m 'Cudgen Connection' proposal and that Cudgen's State Significant Farmland is not the right location.

Planning Minister’s support sought to protect Cudgen State Significant Farmland from development

At last night's Tweed Council meeting there was a late, urgent Mayoral Minute seeking the Planning Minister's support in relation to the controversial $250m...

Developers say Cudgen State Significant Farmland incorrect zoning

The developers of the $250m proposed development on State Significant Farmland (SSF) next to the new Tweed Valley Hospital, called Cudgen Connection, presented their case for developing the site to Tweed Shire councillors yesterday afternoon.

Tweed Councillors briefed today on controversial $250m development for Kingscliff

Controversial $250m health precinct proposal on State Significant Farmland in Tweed faces significant community opposition as the developer presents its case to council today.

Stop the rot

And so the rot sets in. Yet another out-of-town developer considers it has the right to annex protected Kingscliff agricultural land for some Orwellian...

Kingscliff’s new ambulance station won’t be on State Significant Farmland

Concerns over the new Kingscliff Ambulance station being placed on State Significant Farmland were raised following the announcement of funding for the new ambulance station by Health Minister Brad Hazzard earlier this month.

Cautious welcome for Kingscliff’s new ambulance station

The announcement of the new ambulance station for Kingscliff was welcomed by locals, however, it comes with the reminder that the state government committed to no further development on State Significant Farmland.

Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

New Lismore refugee support group starting up

A local group from the Lismore area, the Lismore Region Refugee Settlement (LRRS), have come together to support refugees settling in the area. 

A tribute for Richard Moloney

Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.

Flood rebuilds hampered by ‘like-for-like’ insurance clause

Attempts by flood-affected homeowners to retrofit their homes with flood-resilient materials are being cruelled by insurance companies and builders, a local resident says.