The Clarence Correctional Centre at Lavadia south of Grafton is expected to house its first inmates by mid 2020. The Minister for Corrective Services, Anthony Roberts toured the $700 million jail precinct’s recently completed minimum security wing for male inmates yesterday. The prison, a public-private partnership (PPP) is due to […]
In a decision handed down two days ago in the NSW Land and Environment Court the Coffs Harbour City Council was ordered to pay costs of almost $4.5million to Noubia Pty Ltd. The case of Noubia Pty Ltd v Coffs Harbour City Council (CHCC) related to the Lakes Estate area […]
Despite the prime minister’s pledge, there are plenty of challenges facing the country’s waste recovery efforts By Sarah Martin In 2016-17 Australia generated an estimated 67m tonnes of waste, almost 2,700kg for each person. Only 12% of plastic waste is recycled. Photograph: Carly Earl/The Guardian Scott Morrison has vowed to […]
Bellingen Council puts forward motions on biodiversity, climate change and waste management for LGA conference.
The main policy-making and priority-setting event for the local government sector, the annual Local Government NSW conference, is being held mid-October in Sydney, and Bellingen Shire Council has decided to put motions forward on biodiversity, dealing with climate change and managing waste. Crs Dominic King, Steve Klipin, Jennie Fenton, Toni […]
The above is a Facebook post by Chris Hines – posted the morning of Wednesday 14 August 2019.
Mayor Denise Knight has argued in a recent radio interview with A.B. and Ben on Hit 105.5 that Council spending on infrastructure such as the proposed new Civic Centre and council Chambers “is not a bad thing”. The Mayor also argues in the same interview that the Gordon Street building […]
“We welcome the news from both Gurmesh Singh (pictured at the bottom of this article) and Michael McCormack, on his recent visit, that the EIS will include tunnels, a lower grade line and a quiet road surface.” By Rod McKelvey “It is great that both our MPs are working hard […]
An interesting Facebook discussion between former Councillor Mark Sultana and current Coffs Harbour Deputy Mayor Tegan Swan and one other occured over the past weekend. A screen shot of that discussion is reproduced below.
On 5 March 2013 in a 25 minute radio interview with Jack Traynor Coffs Harbour Mayor Knight discussed why she left a Council meeting that was discussing and voting on proposals for Brelsford Park. The Mayor explained she left the meeting because she had declared a pecuniary interest due to […]
A poem by Mark Dodd, a former long serving CHCC employee “When the ratepayers are silent and the Mayor has fallen quiet, When the Council shiny lights no longer glow across the city night And the General Manager is forced to hang a sign,‘gone broke and won’t be back’ And […]