Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens spokesperson for the North Coast, and Greens Clarence Valley Councillor Greg Clancy, say the Nationals Member for Clarence and his party are out of touch.
This morning at Byron Bay Lighthouse Precinct, Tamara Smith MP announced $47,100 in funding for Marine Rescue Cape Byron through the Community Building Partnerships Program.
Arguments over funding for state emergency services on the far north coast continue, with no sign yet of nearly $6 million promised in June.
Member for the Blue Mountains Trish Doyle last week told media the regional station was closed so fire-fighters could go to a community outreach program in Ballina.
Echonetdaily has contacted all of the candidates for Ballina in the upcoming NSW election and have compiled their policies on a range of important issues.
In order of the ballot, the Ballina candidates are: Keep Sydney Open’s James Wright Thirty-six-year old year old radio broadcaster, filmmaker, futurist and father of three, James Wright has been a resident of the Byron Shire for five years. Working... Read More →
Former tennis star Pat Rafter helped open the Ballina tennis club’s $305,000 extension and inclusion project last month. Improvements to the facilities included construction of disabled-access ramps and expansion of the clubhouse to incorporate a unisex disabled change room, doubling... Read More →
The new million-dollar 14-hectare sporting facilities were officially opened by the federal member for Page Kevin Hogan last week The new grounds include an AFL field/cricket oval, two rugby grounds with lighting, six tennis courts with lighting, four sealed... Read More →
Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith wants Woolworths to phase out poker machines at its Westower Tavern venue in West Ballina following allegations that staff at Woolworths-owned hotels have been spying on patrons in order to boost profits.
The NSW Government has today announced $207,000 to construct the Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park at Alstonville.
Welcome to an investigation of where egos clash, point scoring is king and well, you, the dear voter, appear to be treated like an infant who is being fought over by competing foster parents.
Lennox Heads wins! The aerial ski jump proposal has been dumped after the Lennox Head community came together in force to reject the 35m high ski jump that was set to ruin their coastline.
NSW premier Mike Baird will oversee the installation of the first shark net at a Ballina beach tomorrow. The installation of the net comes after the state government passed the Shark Management Amendment Bill on Tuesday night, which allows for a six-month trial of nets at five local beaches.
The NSW Greens are calling on the state government to divert some of the billions of dollars spent on Sydney motorways to saving Ballina’s koalas from the impacts of the Pacific Highway upgrade.
Byron and Ballina shire councils are set to tell the federal and state governments they’ve had enough of the vile slogans spray-painted on Wicked Campers.
Legislation to ban single use plastic bags has been introduced into both houses of NSW Parliament. Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith and Greens Environment spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi yesterday introduced the bills in an effort to reduce the impact of plastic bags on the environment, including the marine environment.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith and the NSW Greens have welcomed Labor joining their long-time campaign to ban single-use plastics bags across the state.
Ballina is set to build a new marine rescue tower after more than $400,000 funding was secured for a replacement building this week.
Tweed Shire Council is being urged to lobby major banks the shire invests with to stop their support of the coal-seam gas (CSG) and fossil fuel industries.
Two north coast MPs have given bipartisan support for changes to the controversial ’10/50’ vegetation clearing laws, telling parliament they resulted in the clearing of protected littoral rainforest on a property on the Tweed Coast dubbed the Fingal Head ‘chainsaw massacre’.
Access to fast broadband, public transport, inadequate local branding and Sydney-based decision makers are holding back jobs growth in the northern rivers area.
With the state budget just hours away, Greens Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith has called on the coalition government to keep the many promises it made to the Ballina electors in during the March state election campaign.
Despite stern looks from the National Party MPs opposite, the new Greens member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, has made clear in the NSW Parliament that she will stand and defend the beauty of the north coast and the livelihoods of its residents.
The new member for Ballina, Greens MP Tamara Smith, will be sworn in at a parliamentary ceremony today and she has a message about what she plans to do.
As newly elected Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith took tea with the Knitting Nannas, her party has called on NSW police ato respect the right of citizens to peacefully protest against Metgasco's plans for the region.