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ANOTHER HURDLE FOR NORTH LISMORE PLATEAU DEVELOPMENT

The long-awaited $45 million North Lismore Plateau development has hit another hurdle, after opponents issued summons to the developer, the planning authority and Lismore City Council. After a 20-year battle to get the development off the ground – the Joint Regional Planning Panel conditionally approved Winten Property Group’s proposal for the new estate off Sexton Road in October last year. But on Monday, the Chairman of the Bundjalung Elders Council Mickey Ryan, commenced legal proceedings to invalidate the development consent for the first stage of the 433-lot project. “All my old people are gone now so I’m standing up for them, there’s burial sites up there, carve trees, there’s waterholes and it’s in the landscape itself,” Mr Ryan said. “If it doesn’t happen this time, we will appeal any decision so it’s just ongoing. I’m never going to give up.” …

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MURWILLUMBAH CRASH LEAVES MOTORBIKE RIDER WITH HEAD INJURIES

A man has been flown to hospital following an accident between a motorbike and a car in the state’s north. The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Murwillumbah just after 7 o’clock on Monday night, following reports of a crash. The motorbike rider was treated for head and limb injuries, before he was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital. He was reported to be in a stable condition.

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CHILD INJURED IN MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT AT WARDELL

A 7-year-old boy has been left with a broken leg, after a motorbike accident in the state’s north. The child was on a bike at Wardell south of Ballina, late on Sunday afternoon when he fell. He also sustained a head injury in the fall, and was airlifted to the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. He was reported to be in a stable condition.

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RICHMOND VALLEY RESIDENTS HIT WITH WATER RESTRICTIONS

Richmond Valley residents are the latest to be hit with water restrictions. Level 1 restrictions will come into effect from next Wednesday, with Council putting it down to low rainfall and falling river levels. Residents are banned from using sprinklers and fixed hoses between 8am and 4pm, with some minor exemptions. Council is reminding everyone to be water-wise during the dry period. (VISION ONLY)

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