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A workshop is being held in Grafton on Monday 9 November 2015 for Aboriginal business owners who may be interested in tendering for contracts on the Pacific Highway upgrade
North Coast Local Land Services is seeking community feedback on its future direction with the release of their Draft North Coast Local Strategic Plan
The finalists for the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize have been announced with 55 entries to be judged for the final prize. Winners will be announced on Saturday 31 October 2015 at the opening of the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize 2015 Exhibition at the Lismore Regional Gallery
Northern Rivers BioHubs, led by Sustain Northern Rivers, is holding workshops to inform the community and provide an opportunity for feedback on the use of bioenergy as a sustainable energy source for the Northern Rivers.
Enova Community Energy is well on the way to achieving its minimum start-up capital of $3 million, with $1.1 million subscribed in less than 6 weeks. To allow greater opportunity for investment the share offer has been extended to close at 5.00pm (AEST) on 27 November 2015.
A new group has been founded in Mullumbimby with an aim to create a totally renewable energy future for the town. Community-Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby have received seed funding through the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to hold a community gathering that aims to foster conversations about renewable Mullumbimby
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment is taking expressions of interest from people with expertise in at least one of the following areas: planning, architecture, heritage, environment, urban design, land economics, traffic and transport, law, engineering, tourism, government and public administration for the Northern Region Joint Regional Planning Panel.
A community consultation on the new $40 million Ballina super school will start next month. Plans to merge Ballina High School and Southern Cross K-12 School in a new, state-of-the-art facility were announced in February this year. Public consultation will commence in October.
Ahead of competition from McDonalds and Westpac, the Richmond Valley Council has been named NSW Large Employer of the Year. The judges said they were impressed by the council’s efforts to provide jobs for young people in particular – addressing youth unemployment issues.
Enova Community Energy Ltd. share offer was released on 20 August 2015 and is continuing to gain momentum. Enova Community Energy’s values align to being of community and environmental benefit, with a model that proposes to provide competitive service and rates to consumers while giving back to the community.