Government launches revised regional economic vision

Geoff Helisma| A lot has happened – drought, bushfires, floods and a pandemic – since the NSW…

‘Tree of Life’ takes root in people’s imaginations

Geoff Helisma| For Derry Moroney, photography started as “just a little hobby”, but now that the British…

Airport checked for safety

Geoff Helisma| The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) was due to conduct a safety check of the…

Wet stifles prawn trawl, but seafood still abundant

Geoff Helisma| “We’ve planned for both best and worst case scenarios for Christmas, so we will have…

A few questions about bushfire economic recovery funding

Geoff Helisma| At last week’s December 15 Clarence Valley Council (CVC) meeting, Cr Karen Toms put some…

Cr Novak in the clear

Geoff Helisma | It appears that an alleged code of conduct breach brought against Cr Deborah Novak…

CVC applies for $58m bushfire economic recovery grants

Clarence Valley Council (CVC) has applied to the $250m Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund (BLER), to…

James Creek subdivision proposal withdrawn

Geoff HelismaA development application (DA) for 342-lot staged residential subdivision at James Creek was withdrawn on…

Yaegl moving forward: a sign for the times

Geoff Helisma | Six new signs erected at strategic places along the new Pacific Highway and around…

What the councillors said about CVC’s opposition to mining

Geoff Helisma | Greg Clancy: “…if [mining companies] spend millions on exploration then they expect [to mine]…

Yaegl woman awarded fellowship

Geoff Helisma | Self-described story teller and producer, Yaegl woman Pauline Clague, has been awarded this year’s…

CVC backs ‘no mines’ call

Geoff Helisma | Clarence Valley Council (CVC) has resolved to “oppose mining in the Clarence River catchment”.At…

What our elected reps said about roundabout grant

Geoff Helisma | In a November 25 story, ‘Questions-raised-over-roundabout-announcement’, the Independent, put two questions to Page MP…

Roundabout grant ‘probably’ pork barrelling

Geoff Helisma | A $2.7million Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund is “probably” pork barrelling, Clarence Valley Council’s…

Funny little Tommy

Tommy Little is the most exciting comedian of his generation. His comedy bubbles with an irresistible…

Monkey business

Sometimes opportunity comes from unexpected quarters. When venues shut due to Covid earlier this year, Monkey…

CVC awards upgrade contract for Prince St offices

Geoff Helisma Councillors have unanimously endorsed awarding the contract to refurbish the Clarence Valley Council (CVC) administration…

Main Beach and dogs: what’s allowed, what’s not

Geoff Helisma At last week’s November 23 Clarence Valley Council (CVC) meeting, Cr Deborah Novak asked for…

Bushfire money to build ‘unfunded’ roundabout

Geoff HelismaThe Australian and NSW governments have granted Clarence Valley Council $2.7million from the co-funded Bushfire…

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