This week I spoke out in Parliament against the Nationals and Liberals' appalling roll back of environmental protections for native forests in NSW and for giving the green light for massive clearing of native forest on private land under the Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
I asked the Environment Minister in Question Time what is being done to protect the endangered ecological community of coastal cypress pines estimated to be up to 400 years old and located on Crown land in the Terrace Caravan Park at Brunswick Heads.
Will she ensure that this precious stand of trees is protected into the future?
Ballina Shire Advocate Wednesday June 6, 2018 ballinaadvocate.com.au
Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith hosted a forum for service providers to discuss what services are available for people with a disability in Ballina.
Greens Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, has 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.
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.
Tamara Smith MP gains pledge from Environment Minister to protect Brunswick’s Cypress Pines pines located on Crown Reserve lands at the Brunswick Heads Terrace Holiday Park.
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.
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.