Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Clarence Valley Independent

Print edition published every Wednesday
Distributed in the Clarence Valley and surrounding villages
Circulation of over 10,000 per issue
Tabloid
Free
Digital editions available
Website with online news

Clarence Valley Independent articles

Recent articles

Paging a fourth success

Kevin Hogan has retained the seat of Page for The Nationals following the 2022 Federal election ... Mr Hogan described his most recent re-election as very humbling, adding this one is personal. While she was unsuccessful in her first Federal election despite polling more than 12000 first preference votes with 86.7 percent of the total vote counted at the time of publication, Independent candidate for the seat of Page Dr Hanabeth Luke spoke positively about the experience, revealing she also plans to run again.

Subdivision modified to preserve koala habitat

A positive outcome for both the environment and a developer has been successfully negotiated by Clarence Valley Council with the approval of modifications to a proposed subdivision at Lawrence ... Community concerns were first raised in November 2021 when a Development Application for the first house in the subdivision was lodged with Council, which would have impacted on koala habitat and feed trees in the road reserve.

Forget Me Nots always remember to have fun

Four years ago, a local group was established to offer support, social interaction, and plenty of fun, laughter and friendship, to Clarence Valley residents living with dementia ... it expanded to include locals affected by memory impairment, and senior citizens with limited opportunities to socialise. Together, they sing, they dance, and they enjoy being in each other’s company.

Earlier articles

Ulmarra shines during Riverlight

Emma Pritchard. Despite moderate flooding preventing the Clarence River from being illuminated by floating lanterns, community enthusiasm for the inaugural Riverlight Ulmarra Festival shone brightly on the weekend. More than 600 people gathered in the historic village to celebrate the event on May 15, with many expressing their wishes to see it become an annual attraction.

It’s back to the future for Yamba floodplain planning

Geoff Helisma. Environmental watchdog, Valley Watch, first began predicting flooding of Yamba, as a result of developing West Yamba, in about 1995; on Sunday May 21, the group will present a more than 1,000-signature petition to the mayor, Ian Tiley (or his proxy), calling for a moratorium on further filling and development approvals on the Yamba floodplain. “Basically, the petition is demanding a well-designed master plan for West Yamba,” Valley Watch spokesperson Helen Tyas Tunggal said.

Jacaranda book sales blooming

Emma Pritchard. Flicking through the pages of The Lonely Jacaranda, Manager of The Book Warehouse in Grafton Jess Wood is delighted by what she sees and reads. Written, illustrated and self-published by Grafton author Russell Irving, The Lonely Jacaranda tells the tale of a little jacaranda tree, the first one to arrive in Australia from South America as a seed.

Levelling the playing field

Geoff Helisma. Election campaigns cost money, lots of money. The major parties, which more often than not form governments in their own right, have a distinct advantage when it comes to funding multi-million-dollar campaigns. But, over recent weeks it’s the ‘teal’ independent candidates who have emerged as a threat to the current government’s re-election. The Independent spoke with teal independent, Hanabeth Luke, who is contesting the Page electorate.

Hogan campaign launch

"It is a great honour to be our community’s representative in Canberra. I have and always will have, our community’s interests front and centre. This is the most important election in recent history – it is about jobs, flood recovery and cost of living” : Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan.

Cycle of determination

Emma Pritchard. It is one of the toughest sporting events in Australia. A challenging 228km journey which physically and mentally tests the endurance, courage and mindset of every participating athlete.

Established in 1994 the Clarence Valley Independent (formerly the Clarence Valley Review) is a wide-spread, comprehensive free news source, putting the community in touch with local affairs, council issues, and businesses. 

We pride ourselves on our quality, unbiased journalism, covering local issues.  Community organisations turn to the Independent to provide a free medium to reach the wider community.  We believe we have always been, and will continue to be, the voice of our community.

The Clarence Valley Independent offers a positive reflection upon the community it serves. It is not constrained by any external corporate agenda and prides itself on its balanced reporting.

The paper is produced to high standards, combining interesting content, local news and sport and high quality graphic design.

The Clarence Valley Independent is published every Wednesday as full colour weekly tabloid. Our circulation is over 10,000 and is distributed widely throughout the Clarence Valley and surrounding villages.

In a time when newspapers are downsizing and going online, we strive to maintain a free printed format we know works, especially on a local scale.

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