One of Bayden Blanchett's family riding on the motocross track on his property.
One of Bayden Blanchett's family riding on the motocross track on his property. Bayden Blanchett

$5.8 million gallery plan heads items at council meetings

GRAFTON REGIONAL GALLERY:

A development application to upgrade Grafton Regional Gallery will come to the Clarence Valley Council's environment, planning and community meeting today. Because the $5.8million cost of the development exceeds $5million and the council owns the land for the development, the council could refer the DA to the Joint Regional Planning Panel to decide.

GRAFTON PCYC:

Councillors will have a chance to recommend waiving a $30,000 council fee to help bring a PCYC to Grafton. The cost of the development is $3million.

PRIVATE MOTOCROSS TRACK:

The long-running saga of a DA for a private motocross track at Glenreagh is before councillors again today. A staff report indicates the applicant might still have issues about the use of the track to contend with before approval is granted.

MEDICAL CENTRE RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL:

Councillors on the EPC committee will deal with a report recommending approval for a medical centre and ancillary pharmacy in Queen St, Grafton. Staff have recommended approval despite the building failing to meet requirements for primary and secondary setbacks and landscaping.

TOURISM LOGO:

Cr Greg Clancy has submitted a notice of motion calling for changes to the tourism logo. He says the logo, which looks like helium balloons, is out of step with modern environmental fears about helium balloons.


Emergency services respond to two crashes on highway

Emergency services respond to two crashes on highway

Two separate crashes impact highway traffic this morning

OUR SAY: It's only logical, our water must stay

premium_icon OUR SAY: It's only logical, our water must stay

Calls to redirect water inland is example of emotion trumping logic

IN COURT: 12 people facing Grafton court today

premium_icon IN COURT: 12 people facing Grafton court today

Here's a list of people appearing in Grafton court today, August 20