Bill Rixon's Appreciation Dinner

The Kyogle News August 99

The conclusion of the autumn session of Parliament has enabled me to pursue the needs of the electorate that has included interviews at Kyogle and visiting Norply Mill.

Bill Rixon's Appreciation Dinner

What an Appreciation Dinner it was! 250 people from all walks of life, including community representatives, politicians, friends and family, gathered to show their thanks for the dedication and hard work undertaken by Bill during his 11 years as the Member for Lismore. The attendance and speeches were a tribute to Bill, his wife Merrilyn and their children.

Review of Firearms Act

Shooters and firearm dealers have sought assistance from the National Party for a full and open review of the Firearms Act. Copies of a petition are available from my office.

Wiangaree Project Community Newsletter

The RTA is currently seeking public comment on the options proposed for the upgrading of the Summerland Way at Wiangaree and Dourigan's Gap. Consultants have been engaged to investigate and seek community input. A newsletter is currently available from my office.

Healthy Rivers Commission

A copy of the Draft Report by the Commission's Independent Inquiry into the Clarence River System is available for viewing at my office. A public briefing session will be held at Old Bonalbo Hall on Wednesday 28 July - 1 to 3pm. The Commission welcomes comments by to Monday 30 August 1999.

Septic Tank Petitions

Following community protest, I have instigated a petition to be presented to the NSW Parliament, to convey the objections of the people against the Local Government (Approvals) Amendment (Sewerage Management) Regulation 1998 which came into effect on 1 July 1999.

Contact Details:

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