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.

Newsletter - No New Sand Mine for Lennox

Tamara Smith MP for Ballina

 

Dear Friend --

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

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Shark nets should go for good

Wollongbar the winner on the sports fields

End cruel live animal exports

Solar tariff heading in wrong direction

Ballina Electorate Flood Recovery

Call for nominations - celebrate a senior

Slim hope for fig's reprieve

 

Lennox Head Castle Drive Fig tree

Photo: Jenny Grinlington

Published in the Ballina Shire Advocate  Wednesday 14 March 2018:

Options for Lennox tree still under investigation
HOPE still remains for a 200-year-old fig tree at Lennox Head to be saved from the chainsaws – even months after the elected council decided to remove the tree.

Koalas are our national treasure

Opinion: Published in Byron Shire News 

8 March

Tamara Smith
Member for Ballina

 

Koalas are a national treasure – so why are we forcing them into extinction locally?

Koalas are one of our most precious iconic species, an animal entwined with our national identity around the world. The upcoming Gold Coast Commonwealth Games uses a koala as its mascot but in NSW they are a vulnerable species, rapidly declining in numbers due to native forest clearing and logging and face ever increasing habitat destruction from roads and urban sprawl.

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