Invitation to attend Plantation Forestry Forum

The collapse of our local timber industry continues to negatively impact on our region.

In particular, the Woodenbong/Urbenville community is directly feeling the flow on effects of the collapse by way of job and income losses.

Following numerous concerns expressed to me about this worsening situation, I have organised a Plantation Forestry Forum, for which I extend an invitation for you to attend, at Woodenbong Golf Club on 13 September 2010 from 6pm.

The aim of the forum is to bring together industry representatives, Government and local Council representatives, as well as members from the Woodenbong/Urbenville community, to address these negative impacts and look at ways to improve the areas economic outlook.

I do hope you can come along to the forum and share any concerns or ideas you may have.

Please also feel free to contact me in advance should you have any questions.

New transport available to visit Balund-a

Id also like to announce the Balund-a Program that has started up which offers visitation transport for family and friends.

Visits will occur on the first Saturday of each month. Bookings can be made through Northern Rivers Community Transport by calling Lesley or Barrie on 6628 0260 by close of business, Wednesday prior to traveling.

Times and pickups are as follows: -

Lismore Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council, 7.15am
Coraki Top Shop and Box Ridge Health Post, 8am-8.15am
Casino Aboriginal Medical Service, 9am

Cost is $20 per adult (over 18 years of age). All visitors need to book their visits with Balund-a program on 6660 8619. Proof of ID will be required on entry to facility.

Congratulations to Page MP

With everyone still awaiting the outcome of the Federal election, I have contacted Janelle Saffin to congratulate her on being re-elected as the Member for Page.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.