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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.
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.
The community remains ‘seriously concerned’ over the risks to the remaining State Significant Farmland that surrounds the new hospital site, the future of free parking for staff and visitors, and the future of the existing Tweed Hospital.
Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) says Health Minister Brad Hazzard is prepared to meet with opponents of the site the government has selected for the new Tweed Hospital.
Greens MP Dawn Walker raises questions in parliament over compulsory acquisition of farmland and nature reserve for hospital site while Nationals and Labor trade barbs over alleged favours for political party donors.
Community submissions on the future site of the new Tweed Valley Hospital site will close on June 14. Currently 20 alternative sites have been put in for consideration.
Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.
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