April 21, 2017

New Marine Rescue Tower

Media Release
21 April 2017

Greens Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith said how pleased she was that the Ballina community has a state-of-the-art marine rescue facility, at the official opening of the Ballina Marine Rescue Tower today.




“It was a long battle to get the old leaning tower replaced but I was happy to go into bat for the volunteers who staff it to get the funding needed for this valuable community asset.”

 “I was very happy to secure $200,000 in grant funding to Marine Rescue NSW to support the construction of the Ballina Marine Rescue Tower after so many years of inaction on this issue,” said Ms Smith.

“I wish all the dedicated volunteers and support staff all the best and congratulate them on their own fundraising and hard work to get this facility for Ballina.”

Continue Reading

March 15, 2024

The Greens submission to the government's STRA consultation process

Short-term holiday lets are tearing apart the social fabric of the region. With one in four homes being short-term rentals in Byron Shire, it’s no wonder we have a housing crisis.

Read More

January 18, 2023

The regions being most impacted by short-term rentals (Rent News)

The oversupply of short-term rentals is often touted as one of the leading causes of the rental crunch, but new data reveals some areas suffer more than others.

Read More

January 18, 2023

Position on holiday letting (Byron Echo)

Given the broken promise by the NSW Liberal-Nationals government on allowing Council to regulate the short-term rental accommodation (STRA) sector in the Byron Shire, The Echo asked NSW Labor what they would do if elected in March.

Read More

Join other supporters in taking action

Sign up to receive newsletters and occasional emails about important issues in our community from Tamara Smith MP.

Join the campaign