Local Branch - NSW - Northern Rivers

This is the web page for the Northern Rivers local 'super' branch, combining Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed LGAs

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  • Thom Kotis
    commented 2020-11-05 17:41:55 +1100
    Thanks William!

    Has been a great response! Also had a call from Lismore App yesterday, so will be a little more milage there!

    Would be good to gather some momentum and follow up with a market stall!

    The next Channon Markets will be a month from Sunday. Is anyone available to help me do that?
  • William Bourke
    commented 2020-10-29 14:31:05 +1100
    Thom, well done on secure the following great media coverage following our media release this week…

    Northern Star – https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/costly-unnecessary-fresh-opposition-to-dunoon-dam/4127715/

    The same article appears in the Ballina Advocate and Byron Shire News.

    The story is also on the Northern Rivers Times Fb page!

    Great stuff!

    R
    William
  • Thom Kotis
    commented 2020-09-29 13:58:05 +1000
    Certainly was great to (sort of) meet you all!

    Get me on 0401567515

    I wonder if we could all post ideas about the best markets for us to converge on in the coming months? I think The Channon Markets (my local) would be a good place for us. I have contacted them about having a stall, and they are coming back to me with more info.

    This area seems to me to be fairly ripe at the moment with dam being a hot topic. Likely to find some sympathetic ears to what we are about, if we can stay on topic.

    Looking forward to hearing from everyone!!
  • Martin O'Connell
    commented 2020-09-22 06:49:10 +1000
    Hi All

    Yes the Zoom get together was a great opportunity to meet a few fellow members. Martin O’Connell Mb: 0490 831 134, email: innaminka21@gmail.com

    My area of experience is bushfire management at a landscape level, focussed on conservation reserves. My observation after 38.5 years in that field is that plonking inappropriate and poorly designed developments (read as taking every shortcut possible to maximise profit and therefore creating less bushfire resilient development) more people without familiarity with bushfire are placed at risk at the bushland interface. The developer should carry the cost of undertaking appropriate preparations to manage this risk but instead it is pushed onto the broader community, often onto the natural or rural environment on which the development impinges. I see that the policies of SAP could help us get “our house in order” for what seems to be an ever increasing likelihood of further extreme bushfire events.
  • Rossco Phillips
    commented 2020-09-18 09:01:40 +1000
    Hello SAPs …
    Great to be a part of the ZOOM get together last weekend. Can you please share your contact details so we can stay in touch ?
    Rossco Phillips- 0266 840184 / 0419 840184 email- rossco@kalinda.co
    Cheers for now…
  • Martin O'Connell
    followed this page 2020-09-15 16:12:46 +1000
  • William Bourke
    commented 2020-09-14 18:11:30 +1000
    Hi All

    Thanks to everyone that attended our inaugural combined Northern Rivers branch (Zoom) meeting yesterday.

    A few key outcomes:

    1. Combine the six Northern Rivers LGA branches into one ‘super’ branch
    2. Put out a media release in September outlining our opposition to the Dunoon dam
    3. Work towards COVID-safe public-facing events ASAP, aiming for at least one per month (e.g. Lismore car boot markets)

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