Category Archives: Editorial

NSW Government Hires Spin Doctors to Flog Flawed Planning Laws

The NSW government is gearing up to flog its proposed new planning laws to the public. Two posts were advertised over the weekend, one a Director of Public Affairs or ‘Spin Doctor‘ to sell the fatally-flawed planning system,  and the … Continue reading

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Planning Minister Brad Hazzard Ain’t Listening

Despite extensive, responsible  criticism of  Planning Minister Brad Hazzard’s proposed new draconian planning legislation, slated for introduction right after the Federal election, the Minister is clearly not listening to what is being said by the wider community and is pushing … Continue reading

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HAZZARDS Proposed Planning Laws for NSW a Hazard

The NSW State Government is not listening to the people of NSW about its proposed new planning laws which give big developers a free kick and shut out opportunity for you to object to that three storey block of flats … Continue reading

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Annual Fish Kill, Sorry, ‘Fishing Competition’ at Evans Head

The Annual ‘Fish Kill’ is on  again with hundreds of competitors descending on Evans Head to try their luck from the 5th to the 12th of July at the local ‘Fishing Classic’.

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State Government Raises Spectre of OFF-SHORE DRILLING PLATFORMS

The NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure has raised the spectre of Offshore Drilling Platforms for the Far North and Mid North Coasts of NSW in a Draft Marine-Based Industry Policy currently on exhibition for public comment until 17 June.

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Shitting in our own nest

Local beaches around Evans Head are being fowled by thousands of bits of rubbish, much of it plastic, which is not about to ‘degrade’ anytime soon.

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Valley Council’s Loaded CSG Question Which Won’t Go Away

It’s pretty clear now that Richmond Valley Council’s in bed with the Coal Seam Gas Industry.   The picture in the local paper of the General Manager  looking all festive and jolly with the Christmas Tree provided by Metgasco, the … Continue reading

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General Manager Gets 9.675% Pay Increase

Richmond Valley General Manager John Walker was awarded, unanimously, close to a 10% pay increase by councillors at the April 16th meeting of council held at Coraki. The resolution of council is shown in full below and consisted of a … Continue reading

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Archerfield Airport Legal Case: Implications for Richmond Valley Aerodromes?

A legal case regarding Archerfield Airport before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal may have ramifications for Richmond Valley Council’s Evans Head Memorial  and Casino Aerodromes. In an article about the case entitled “Day of Reckoning for Albanese” author Paul Phelan claims … Continue reading

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Speed Kills: Death on the Dirawong

Roadkill on the Chinamen’s Beach Road in the Dirawong Reserve is not an uncommon occurrence. On my walk this morning I came across this freshly-killed Wallaby with a broken left leg and young dead Joey at its feet.

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