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RCI Update - November

RCI Update - November


Rosebank Community Inc has been undergoing some changes in personnel of late – thank you to those wonderful people who’ve had to leave their positions on the committee due to other pressing needs. We are looking forward to incorporating the new energy on the committee and holding many more interesting and enjoyable gatherings in the future that will inspire many locals and those outside Rose- bank to come along and enjoy them with us.



Local Man Fined $8,000 for Dumping Asbestos?


Well as far as asbestos headlines go – it could be worse.

We all know dumping asbestos is dangerous to your health but a local builder discovered it’s also bad for your wealth when he was recently caught trying to illegally dispose of asbestos at the Byron Resource Recovery Centre.

Staff on site identified the fibro sheeting that they believed contained asbestos and acted immediately, cleaning up the waste to contain the risk to the public and other staff. However the culprit exposed themselves and the immediate staff on site to an unacceptable level of risk of contamination.



Calls for Thomas George to Resign over CSG Betrayal

Calls for Thomas George to Resign over CSG Betrayal


In light of Saturday's community gathering opposed to invasive gas drilling in Rock Valley, convener of the Northern Rivers Greens, Adam Guise, has today called on Thomas George to resign.

Saturday afternoon saw nearly 300 people pack the Rock Valley hall, deter- mined to keep Metgasco from returning to explore for coal seam gas.

"I'm proud to stand with my wonderful community who are overwhelm- ingly opposed to coal seam gas exploration in Rock Valley.


Interview with Janelle Saffin - Part 1

Talking politics


Walking towards the table to meet Janelle Saffin for the first time my initial thought was that Janelle reminded me of the iconic French singer Edith Piaf and I am struck by just how petite and without meaning to sound rude but ‘bird like’ Janelle Saffin is in appearance.  Just like Edith whose nickname was ‘the little sparrow’; Janelle is tiny in stature and in build so at first glance she appeared almost fragile. However this comparison with birds and French singers and any misplaced notion I might have had about fragility is quickly replaced by the realisation that Janelle has one hell of a hand shake. Well OK then - first appearances out the window and now- let’s start again.


Changing the Game

Changing the Game

Have you ever wanted a game of social sport but you didn’t have the time or desire to commit to a regular season? Local entrepreneur Ben Douglas is all about changing the way we play. After putting an ad up to find players for a social game of football and receiving 30+ responses, we realized that there’s a huge demand for casual sport. After a quick brainstorming session, we came up with Footballr, a social website that helps individuals in a community connect and play a game of social football. The big difference between Footballr and a normal club is that the games are organized by members, and then once a game has been organized players in the area can confirm if they want to play.

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