News

Three mayors meet for gas-free roads

TEAM PLAYERS: Gasfield-free communities’ coordinators Amelia Hicks from Tintenbar, Knockrow and Teven, Jess Gilmore from Brooklet, Fernleigh and Newrybar, and Carmel Bennett from Nashua.
TEAM PLAYERS: Gasfield-free communities’ coordinators Amelia Hicks from Tintenbar, Knockrow and Teven, Jess Gilmore from Brooklet, Fernleigh and Newrybar, and Carmel Bennett from Nashua.

THREE Northern Rivers mayors will meet for the first time at a CSG-free road declaration ceremony on Sunday, February 3.

Road declarations will be given to Lismore City Shire Mayor Jenny Dowell, Ballina Shire Mayor David Wright and Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson by residents of Newrybar, Brooklet, Fernleigh, Knockrow, Teven, Tintenbar and Nashua.

The ceremony will be held at the Tintenbar Oval from 10am-12pm, with a community picnic afterwards.

Co-coordinators Amelia Hicks (Tintenbar, Knockrow and Teven), Jess Gilmore (Brooklet, Fernleigh and Newrybar) and Carmel Bennett (Nashua) are working to have all volunteers' work completed and all preparations ready on time.

Jess Gilmore explained that some of the roads surveyed by their teams are part of Lismore local government area, such as Pearces Creek Hall, Houlihans Creek and Kirkland Roads.

Just under 1000 surveys have been completed by households and individuals living in those areas, "with 100% of results positive to declaring the roads of Nashua gas-free and 97% in other areas," said Jess.

"We are doing this because we all use the same water, we live in the same land and we are all the same people in the area", said Amelia.

"It does not matter to us whether the risk of drilling is not certain in our areas yet. Is Casino or Lismore far enough not to care? We don't think so," said Jess.

"We share the same uncertainty as all the other residents of the Northern Rivers and we believe by unifying all three shires with our work we make the gasfield free movement stronger for everyone," added Carmel.

Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell currently holds 256 gas-free road declarations in her office, mostly from rural locations.

Two more declarations will be added to the list this week from McCleans Ridges and Wyrallah.

Besides surveys completed last year in North Lismore, no roads on the metropolitan Lismore township area have been declared gas-free yet.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

End of an era: Last opening ever at Lismore Gallery

FINAL OPENING: The current gallery building in Molesworth Street.

Last opening ever at Lismore Gallery in Molesworth St

REVEALED: A new Northern Rivers music festival in 2017

Lismore Music Festival co-directors Scott Cooper and Paul Connelly.

Mark March 10 and 11 in your calendar

Dreams and culture in them there hills...

Sophie Moeller, Lismore Echo Editor. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Hall's stories bring local history alive through song and dance

Local Partners

Rapist's bail revoked, back behind bars

HE WAS granted bail despite raping a woman on the side of the road near Grafton, but now Alessandro Bongiorno will have to await his sentence from a prison cell

REVEALED: A new Northern Rivers music festival in 2017

Lismore Music Festival co-directors Scott Cooper and Paul Connelly.

Mark March 10 and 11 in your calendar

Local arts organisations receive funding for 2017 projects

Djurra will be NORPA's locally-developed show in its 2017 season.

Byron Bay and Lismore initiatives focus on aboriginal art

Five things to do in Lismore this week

The Nimbin event is  presented by non-profit Gold Coast-based Indonesian dance troupe Seharum Nusantara.

Dance, culture, film, art and more

Brad Pitt bids to keep custody battle private

Brad Pitt will go to court to keep his custody battle private

Sia has split from her husband

Sia has split from her husband Erik Anders Lang.

Amy Schumer thanks Barbie trolls for hateful comments

Amy Schumer is in the lead role for the new Barbie movie

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing for destroyed sex life

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing her former manager

Azealia Banks' battery case against Russell Crowe dropped

Russell Crowe will not be charged with battery

Mel Gibson named Best Director at AACTA Awards

Mel Gibson poses in the media room after winning the AACTA Award for Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge.

HIS wartime drama Hacksaw Ridge sweeps 6th annual awards in Sydney.

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

The million dollar property to test Mackay's market

This Victoria St building will go to auction Tuesday and investors will be watching closely to see how much it sells for.

'High profile architect designed CBD asset' goes to auction

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!