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Janelle Saffin holds the seat of Lismore

Janelle Saffin is in the lead for the seat of Lismore after yesterday's state election. Although preroll and postal votes are yet to be counted, it’s hard to imagine Saffin’s position changing.

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Brunswick Heads off-ramp blocked at Gulgan Road by rolled B-double – driver dies at scene

Live Traffic reports that the M1 Pacific Motorway at Gulgan Road off-ramp at Brunswick Heads has been blocked since 6.10am this morning by a crash involving a B-Double where there has been a person trapped.

Over $61 million to fix flood damaged roads in Tweed

As the flood 2022 bills come rolling in for Tweed Shire Council (TSC) it has become apparent that almost half of the $125 million total repair bill will be spent on repairing landslides that have impacted access routes. 

Ballina independent booed over domestic violence survivor-blaming

The independent candidate for the seat of Ballina has attracted condemnation for comments he made over domestic violence at a public forum last week.

Interview with Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson

Abounding with musical creativity, confident songcraft, and deeply felt emotion, Southern Avenue marries soul power and jam band liberation with gospel, blues and righteous R&B to craft their own timeless brand of American music. Seven spoke to Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson last week, in late winter Memphis, Tennessee…

Janelle Saffin holds the seat of Lismore

Janelle Saffin is in the lead for the seat of Lismore after yesterday's state election. Although preroll and postal votes are yet to be counted, it’s hard to imagine Saffin’s position changing.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Vape Culture

Tobacco companies are in your home and in your school. They are quite possibly in your kid’s school bag. They have their sights set on your children; your precious kids are their future. They need to groom your babies into addiction so that their shareholders can continue to suck in their grubby toxic profits. The lips of the tobacco industry are on the soft fleshy cheeks of your babies and they are sucking hard. They are vaping the life out of your kids.

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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