Stable after bridge fall
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to the scene about 10.20am on Sunday and flew the injured man to Lismore with suspected spinal injuries.
A HERITAGE advisor has been appointed by Richmond Valley Council.
Kenneth Young's position will be funded with money from the council and the State Heritage office, with state money capped at $7000 each year for four years.
Mr Young's role will be to liaise between the council and the district's heritage interests.Botanical garden
A PROPOSAL to construct a botanical garden on sandmining tailings at Woodburn awaits detailed soil testing before it can proceed.
The Richmond Valley Council was told the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water required more detailed testing to determine the exact extent and level of radioactive contamination from waste monazite sands.
Preliminary information given to the department by the council was deemed insufficient.
While testing of the tailings is a 'high priority' for the department, council at its last meeting was told it may take six months before that happens. In the meantime, there was no reason to erect warning signs until after sufficient testing was done.