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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Homelessness getting worse in Byron Shire, say frontline workers

12 December 2019

Homelessness getting worse in Byron Shire, say frontline workers

NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith and John McKenna from North Coast Community Housing.

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Media Release: The Greens call on the Premier to remove shark nets immediately

Media Release

4 December 2019

Tamara Smith, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens spokesperson for Marine and Fisheries is today calling on the NSW Government to remove shark nets in NSW as they are an abject failure.

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Save the Mitchell's Rainforest Snail

Please help me save the Mitchell's Rainforest snail and its primary habitat!

The critically endangered species, the Mitchell's Rainforest snail could be fatally impacted by the Butler Street Bypass in Byron Bay.

We are in an extinction crisis and have a responsibility to do everything we can to protect our biodiversity.

If you are as concerned about this as I am, please join me in writing to the Minister to voice your concerns.

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Ballina nurses deserve better treatment from Government

Media Release

9 May 2019

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP today called on the Health Minister to urgently fund more nurses on night shift at Ballina Hospital.

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