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Mullumbimby Hospital site to be offered to Byron Shire Council for $1

Ben Franklin, Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW, today announced that the NSW Government would offer to sell the Mullumbimby District Hospital site to Byron Shire Council for $1. “This is a terrific outcome for the community. It was very clear to me...

Statement on West Byron Development

In recent months, the proposed West Byron development has highlighted the Byron community’s long held resistance to larger development projects in our shire. As a Byron resident, I too have serious and genuine concerns about the development – particularly with regard...

NSW Government funding for emergency power generator at Ocean Shores

Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin has announced $65,210 in NSW Liberal & Nationals Government funding for a back-up power generator at Ocean Shores Country Club. Mr Franklin said the project will ensure the local community has access to...

Return and Earn reverse vending machine to open at Byron Bay

Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin today announced that Byron Bay will have a reverse vending machine for the Return and Earn container deposit scheme, where people will be able to claim 10-cent refunds for eligible drink containers they...

New surgical services on the way for Ballina

Patients at Ballina District Hospital will soon benefit from a new, state-of-the-art operating theatre complex and medical imaging upgrades under a $7.35 million redevelopment. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard, together with Ben Franklin, Parliamentary Secretary for...

Regional jobs for the North Coast

NSW Senator John Williams today joined Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW to visit projects on the North Coast who are receiving funding under the Regional Jobs and Investment Package. Mr Franklin said the projects are game-changers and will provide...

From Author to Screenwriter with Business Connect

Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin MLC has commended the NSW Government’s Business Connect service which has helped an award-winning local novelist Jesse Blackadder develop a website and social media profile. “Social media has become a...

Koalas now safer thanks to new Pacific Highway signs

13 new koala hot spot signs installed on Pacific Highway at Wardell Signs will have amber flashing lights with ‘slow down’ in white lights 110 hectares of koala food trees have been planted with a further 20 hectares to come New flashing signs on the Pacific Highway...

Lismore community floats Farming the Sun investment

NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy Ben Franklin today joined the Climate Council and Lismore City Council to launch a community-backed renewable energy system including the first floating solar array for NSW. Officially switching on the floating system...

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