People forming a human NO on the beach at Lennox Head to protest against the sand mine.
Community power wins – no new sand mine for Lennox
Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith today congratulated the group No Sand Mines for Lennox and its supporters across the community for its stand against a sand mine at Newrybar Swamp Rd.
“I stood with the community at protest actions and meetings against this development application and I am glad to see it has been withdrawn today,” said Ms Smith.
“This shows the effect that community opposition can have, especially when it is as persistent and organised as No Sand Mines for Lennox. Special thanks go to Amelia Hicks for all the hard work she put into organising protests and galvanising the community to make submissions against the development.
“Thank you to everyone who rallied behind this campaign. This win proves that when communities like ours band together, we can achieve big things,” said Ms Smith.