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Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith announced today that she had won an assurance from the NSW government that the Mullumbimby community will be consulted on any proposed sale of public land along the rail corridor that runs through the town.

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Tamara Smith MP today introduced a bill to the NSW Parliament which would ensure electricity suppliers pay householders and businesses a minimum price for the solar or wind power they generate and contribute to the grid.

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Greens Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, is calling on the State Minister for Lands, Paul Toole and the Minister for the Environment, Gabrielle Upton, to take action to protect Coastal Cypress trees located on Crown Reserve lands at the Brunswick Heads Terrace Holiday Park.

“The State government must step in and take charge of a fiasco that is unfolding in the holiday park at Brunswick Heads in Byron Shire,” said Tamara Smith.

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Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith MP has announced applications are now open for the 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, unlocking $30 million for community infrastructure projects across NSW.

“This year $330,000 is available for projects in our electorate, which is an increase of $30,000 on 2017. I encourage local councils and not-for-profit groups to apply for the funds they need to deliver projects with social, environmental and recreational outcomes,” said Ms Smith.

Richmond Valley Woodcrafters with Tamara Smith MP for Ballina

Photo: Tamara Smith MP (centre) with members of the Richmond Valley Woodcrafters Club at their Club workshop which received $5,000 to complete works on the shed and $15,000 to buy and install solar panels on the workshop roof in the 2017 round of Community Building Partnership grants.

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