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‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Ballina Council have removed any doubt that the development of housing on land it owns in Wollongbar is for the benefit of ‘key workers’.

Lismore skate ramp on the move

Tomorrow the vertical skate ramp from Victoria Street in Lismore will be transported by road to Nimbin, to a private property.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Koala chlamydia and Wildlife Hospital funding boost for Northern Rivers

As the pressure mounts from the NSW Labor state government to increase the amount and density of housing, and as a result increase the population, across the Northern Rivers the impact on wildlife will continue to grow. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?

SAE Institute now a University College

Creative media educator, SAE, says it is has been reclassified from institute to a University College. 

Council’s emergency plan for the Shire’s coastlines has been released, and are available as a pdf download.

The Draft Byron Shire Coastline Emergency Action Sub Plan (EASP) would apply if no severe weather warning has been issued but a beach erosion emergency occurs.

Executive manager of planning Ray Darney said a beach erosion emergency is when the erosion endangers, or threatens to endanger, the safety of people, or threatens to destroy or damage any property and which requires a significant and coordinated response.

‘The draft EASP recognises that the SES remains the lead agency in managing an emergency when the Bureau of Meteorology issues a severe weather warning.’

The 49-page document was prepared in response to a direction from the NSW minister for environment, and was formulated through a collaborative process with coastal landowners, SES, police, crown lands, marine parks, office of environment and heritage, and the Bundjalung of Byron Bay Aboriginal Corporation (Arakwal).

As part of the exhibition process, community information stands will be available at the following locations:

New Brighton Beach, outside Yum Yum Tree Café, 50 River Street, on November 3 from 9am to 12pm.

Brunswick Heads, park beside Brunswick Heads library, Fingal Street, November 3 from 1pm to 4pm.

Byron Bay Community Centre Foyer, Jonson Street, November 3 from 9am to 12pm.

Suffolk Park: outside SPAR Supermarket, Clifford Street, November 4 from 1pm to 4pm.

Submissions close 4pm Monday, November 14, 2011, and written submissions are accepted, as is email: [email protected].

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Marching in with a bang!

Get your party pants on as Nudge Nudge Wink Wink marches in with a bang this Saturday. Arrive early and leave late! Two incredible guest DJs join the Cunning Stunts residents in the Shed.

Bangalow Film Festival starts next week!

Bangalow Film Festival is back for its fourth year and the full program is available in all its cinematic glory – and it starts next week. Grab the popcorn and settle in for exclusive world and Australian premieres of critically-acclaimed feature films, award-winning documentaries, beloved classics, plus masterclasses with industry experts, Q&A sessions, special guest encounters and surprise events.

Interview with Lydia Lunch and Joseph Keckler

Tales of Lust & Madness is a new show from Lydia Lunch, New York’s ‘punk poet queen of extremities’ and Joseph Keckler, a singular performer once crowned the ‘best downtown performance artist’ in New York City.

Tintenbar-East Ballina face tough test to make LJ Hooker cricket finals

Tintenbar-East Ballina (TEB)senior cricketers face a stern test to make it through to the finals of the LJ Hooker first grade league after losing to Casino in their most recent two day-game.