No bull: Government cracks down on road dung

THE Australian and New South Wales governments have declared war on dung.

A jointly-funded $5 million program to build and upgrade truck wash-out facilities in rural areas has been announced in an effort to reduce problems with cowpats dropping on roads.

"This program will lighten the load on existing infrastructure, freeing up livestock transporters to focus on the welfare of animals, the safety of others on the road and biosecurity," said NSW Farmers spokesman Peter Wilson. -ARM NEWSDESK


Man, 76, allegedly spent $200K on cannabis

Premium Content Man, 76, allegedly spent $200K on cannabis

A court has heard he travelled to Northern NSW to pick up 36kg of cannabis.

$10M spruce up of major secondary road underway

Premium Content $10M spruce up of major secondary road underway

Initial work on the back road between Coraki and Woodburn will take about a week.

30 silos, almost 13m high, proposed for Ballina Shire

Premium Content 30 silos, almost 13m high, proposed for Ballina Shire

The silos would be used for seasonal storage of local produce