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These children at the Red Cliff camping area in the Yuraygir National Park in September 2014 were lucky that this kangaroo buck was not in the mood for fighting. They perceived the roo to be not unlike a family pet or like a giant version of the soft toys in the young girl’s pockets. Image: Stephen Otton
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(l-r) Labor spokesperson for Clarence Courtney Houssos MLC, NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley, greyhound owners and trainers, Sandra and Christopher Spratt, and Labor’s candidate at the 2015 NSW election, Trent Gilbert, are pictured with the Spratt’s greyhound, Ivy (Nangar Miss), at the Grafton greyhound race track last week. Image: Contributed.
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Top: Guest speaker from Maclean Men’s Shed, Allan Woods, addressed the crowd at the Lawrence ‘Bread and Soup’ morning. Bottom: Around 60 people turned out for the annual ‘Bread and Soup’ day at Lawrence Hall on Wednesday, 13 July. Money raised through this annual event helps to keep the village’s Anglican Church open. Images: Lynne Mowbray.
Lawrence annual ‘Bread and Soup’ day
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Pictured (l-r) Maclean CWA president Leonie Skinner, Barbara Rooke, Linda Wright, Esther Gregory, Erin Molloy and Susan Howland served up lunch to the community last week during their annual soup and slice fund raiser. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
Maclean CWA serves up lunch
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The corner of Jubilee and Cameron streets was repaired by Clarence Valley Council workers last week. Image: Geoff Helisma
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Clarence Valley Council will consider a planning proposal to build 16 prefabricated residential buildings at the Yamba Business Park, to house 128 highway workers.
The proposal was considered at yesterday’s Environment, Planning & Community Committee meeting and will tabled at next week’s council meeting for a decision.
Each of the eight-bedroom buildings includes a living area and kitchen, while a common laundry, covered recreational area and car parking are incorporated into the 1.15 hectare site at Fairtrader Drive.
The report to council states that no “additional shared facilities, such as a canteen, gymnasium and the like, which are commonly provided in many such developments in other contexts (eg mining)”, are proposed.
As a result, the compound’s “residents will need to source most of their recreational and living needs independently from the community”.
The proposal has been lodged by the land’s owner, Kahuna No.1, and construction company, the McFayden Group, which has won previous contracts on the highway upgrade.
The council officer has recommended conditional approval of the proposal, pending the amendment of the Clarence Valley Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2011 “to enable ‘workforce accommodation’ to be permitted with consent for a period of four years [to the end of 2020] on Lots 3-9 DP 1139117, Fairtrader Drive, Yamba”.
Residential developments are prohibited in areas zoned IN1 – General Industrial.
The council officer advises: “Given the temporary nature of the proposal, the amount of vacant industrial land in Yamba and the [slow] historical rate of uptake ... it is recommended that the planning proposal has merit in the circumstances and be referred to the [planning] Gateway...” 
The report to council suggests that the proposal could reduce the “potential for housing market imbalances” within the valley’s existing residential areas “due to the significant infrastructure upgrades underway”.
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