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May 13, 2021

Lismore councillor signs deal with Metgasco

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

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Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

Lismore City councillor Peter Graham last week signed an agreement with Metgasco to conduct so-called ‘low-impact’ seismic testing on his land, it was revealed on Lock the Gate’s Facebook page.

Cr Graham voted against Lismore’s moratorium on coal-seam gas exploration on Council-owned land, which was passed last month.

Cr Graham told local media that while he agreed there was not enough regulation around CSG in the state, ‘my family decided we wanted to explore it as we want more information’.

Cr Graham says there was no conflict of interest regarding his vote last month, as he had not signed the agreement at that stage. He is taking legal advice regarding any further related motions before council.


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