Media Release: Member for Ballina announces $17k in funding for Historical Society

 

Pictured: Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and Ian Kirkland, President, Alstonville Plateau Historical Society

Tamara Smith MP announces $17K in funding for Alstonville Historical Society

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina announces $17,280 in funding through the Community Building Partnership for the Alstonville Plateau Historical Society.

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Bushfire Inquiry

NSW Government Independent Bushfire Inquiry

 

The NSW Government commissioned an independent expert inquiry into the 2019-20 bushfire season to provide input to NSW ahead of the next bushfire season.

The Inquiry welcomed submissions from bushfire-affected residents, emergency and support personnel, organisations and the general public. Everyone was encouraged to share their experience and tell their story to inform the Inquiry’s work.

As NSW Greens Spokesperson for Regional Communities I made a submission on behalf of the NSW Greens. View a copy of my submission here

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Media Release - Member for Ballina calls on State Government to urgently provide funding to safeguard the welfare of older people in New South Wales

Safeguarding the welfare of older people

Safe Visitor Access campaign launched today to help older people in our community throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith today announced she is calling on the State government to urgently provide funding to safeguard the welfare of older people in New South Wales throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

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Save West Byron

Hopefully you have had time to re-vamp your submission to Byron Shire Council opposing West Byron 2.0. 

Thankfully we have a 1 month extension of time to get our submissions in by 7th May 2020.

Everything you need to know to prepare your submission is below.

Even though we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic we are paying attention and this mega development for West Byron has no social or environmental license. 

NO WEST BYRON! 

 

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MEDIA RELEASE: $300,000 for Ballina Electorate announced today through the Community Building Partnership Program

$300,000 for Ballina Electorate announced today through the Community Building Partnership Program

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith today announced the electorate of Ballina has secured $300,000 in funding for a total of 16 projects through the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

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$4.5 million boost to Byron Shire's renewable energy capabilities

Published in Byron Shire news: https://www.byronnews.com.au/news/45-million-boost-to-shires-renewable-energy-capabi/3966821/?cspt=1584062988|2eeac26cb21cbb6ca46f834bc0ccea88

TWO significant renewable energy projects have attracted almost $4.5 million in state funding between them.

Under the State Government's Regional Community Energy Fund, $3.5 million has been allocated to the Byron Bay Solar Farm and Battery Storage Project, spearheaded by Coolamon Energy.

A further $998,000 has been awarded to Enova Community Energy to part fund a new initiative.

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Bushfire Condolences

Transcript of speech in NSW Parliament 06/02/20. https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/Hansard/Pages/HansardResult.aspx#/docid/HANSARD-1323879322-109555/link/119

I join my colleague the member for Balmain, Jamie Parker, who spoke on behalf of The Greens, in wholly supporting the motion and extend my deepest sympathies to the victims of the bushfires that swept through our State and our nation.

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Social infrastructure will determine our fate

Published in Byron Shire News 30/01/20. https://www.byronnews.com.au/news/comment-social-infrastructure-will-determine-our-f/3931826/

I DON’T think any of us feels like we have had a holiday over the usual festive season.

Whether you have been ­affected personally by recent extreme weather events or the worst fires in living memory, every one of us has been ­affected emotionally by the loss of life, the destruction of places we love and the devastating loss of animals and ­biodiversity.

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Tamara Smith MP Calls for Climate Change Truce

17 January 2020

When Tamara Smith talks about a ‘gracious U-turn’, Byron readers might be surprised to learn she isn’t referring to drivers waiting patiently on Jonson Street outside the Mercato shopping centre.

The Greens state member for Ballina wants mainstream society to give conservatives on climate change another chance.

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Greens call for Parliament to return early

10 January 2020

Bay FM Interview: Greens call for parliament to return to approve $10,000 Fire Recovery Payments for all who have lost their home. 

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