Newsletter - Fair price for solar

Tamara Smith Member for Ballina e Newsletter

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New fair price for solar bill introduced

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.

Fair Price for Solar bill

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Protecting precious trees, heritage in Brunswick Heads

Coastal Cypress Pines War Memorial register

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.

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Community Building Partnerships grants 2018 now open

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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Newsletter - No New Sand Mine for Lennox

Tamara Smith MP for Ballina

 

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No New Sand Mine for Lennox  Public Action Meeting

The huge sand mine proposed for Newrybar Swamp Road will severely impact upon fragile coastal ecosystems and the Lennox Head community and everyone accessing the coast along Ross Lane. 

 

No Sand Mine for Lennox protest group

COME TO THE PUBLIC MEETING - SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS 

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Shark nets should go for good

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has welcomed the early end to the second North Coast Shark Net Trial after concerns about the risk of entanglement of whales making an early migration along the NSW coast.

 

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Wollongbar the winner on the sports fields

 

Tamara Smith opening the Wollongbar Sporting fields 24 April 2018
Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith today congratulated the Wollongbar community on its efforts to get its new 13 hectare sporting fields open and announced Local Sport Grant funding for its rugby team.

Read: New Sportsfields Opened in Wollongbar (Echo Net Daily)

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End cruel live animal exports

Media Release

Sheep flock

Live animal exports are cruel and the Greens have proposed a five point transition plan to end the practice, says Member for Ballina Tamara Smith.

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Solar tariff heading in wrong direction

 

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More than 33,000 households and businesses in the Ballina, Lismore and Tweed areas could face higher electricity bills due to a proposed reduction in the solar feed-in tariff.

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Ballina Electorate Flood Recovery

Photo by Maurizio of flooding Ocean Shores April 2017

Private Members Speech:

I pay tribute to the people of the Ballina electorate who were affected just over 12 months ago when Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit our region.

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