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Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

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Saffin seeks $7.5 million for Lismore townhouse developments

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has made a special request to the NSW Government for $7.5 million to enable two townhouse developments in East Lismore and Goonellabah, which she says would add 66 flood-free, affordable units to the city’s housing stock.

Farm tours, tastings and horse riding – confusion over State agritourism SEPP

A lengthy debate took place at the last Tweed Shire Council planning meeting (5 May) around the issue of...

One from the Heart bringing people together

With a lineup including Grinspoon, Lime Cordiale, Paul and Dan Kelly, Sheppard, Jon Stevens and Daryl Braithwaite, Lismore's One from the Heart concert went ahead yesterday in patchy weather and mud, mud and more mud.

Flood recovery 2022 must be community led and flexible

The recent news that our mighty NSW State Government are going to step into the Northern Rivers as a sort of Mary Poppins and over-arch their solutions into an umbrella of several councils via the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) was met with cheer and skepticism.

The shock of Lismore

As two Bendigoians, visiting Northern NSW over the past ten days, we quite expected to see flood damage in...

First residents move in to Wollongbar housing pods

The first residents displaced by the flooding disaster have now received the keys to their temporary housing pods at Wollongbar, Ballina Council says.

The Nightlink trial bus service between Coolangatta and Kingscliff will operate for the final time on Sunday November 20.

The late night and early morning service was introduced by Gold Coast City Council 12 months ago to provide NSW residents with a safe and affordable public transport option when leaving Coolangatta’s entertainment precinct, but has failed to attract adequate passenger numbers.

Tweed Shire Council also trialled a complementary maxi-cab pick-up service for residents living further south on the Tweed Coast, but this was discontinued some time ago owing to lack of patronage.


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SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Secret agreements and done deals

Government and Byron Council refuse to explain details around temporary accommodation plans

Sue Higginson MLC: a woman on a mission

Local mother, grandmother, partner, activist, farmer, and lawyer, Sue Higginson, can now add NSW MLC Senator to her list of hyphenates.

One Nation ‘ghost’ haunting Richmond

Less than a week out from the election, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.