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Members of the newly formed Alstonville Community Preschool Incorporated are hoping to receive permission from the Ballina Shire Council next week to go ahead with plans for a new preschool. Pictured are from left, James, 5, and Georgie Ford of Lindendale, Cordelia, 2, Tobias, 5, and Jocelyn Perritt of Alstonville, and Ashlyn Bailey, 4 of Alstonville.

Alstonville preschool gets yes

CONSTRUCTION on the Alstonville Community Preschool building can now begin after the development application for the Crawford Park site was approved by Ballina council at yesterday’s meeting.

Coastal path over budget $1.15m, meeting told

ADDITIONAL funds will be transferred to the shared path west of The Coast Road after a Ballina council capital expenditure review found all three sections were over budget by a total of $1.15 million.

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