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 […]
The supposedly sleepy koala is more active than previously thought, according to new research led by Southern Cross University Senior Research Fellow Dr Janette Norman. The research shows almost a quarter of the koalas in northern NSW travel up to 16.6km in their search for new habitats - a surprising […]
Last night at the Coffs Bypass Group’s general meeting we talked about the imminent release of the EIS and the importance of a ‘Construct Only’ project NOT a ‘Design & Construct’ project. The Toowoomba bypass is a fantastic example of what we don’t want. The article from 2015 below, highlights […]
At last nights Council meeting after another 4/4 tied vote Mayor Knight, controversially used her casting vote to vote for the new Civic Centre and council Chambers proposed for Gordon Street. This lead to former Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser to call for the appointment of an Administrator to take […]