21.5 C
Byron Shire
March 9, 2021

One-stop govt service centres

Latest News

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Other News

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Have you been to Oma yet? 

Oma is the newest food and wine bar in Byron Bay, established by the team at Three Blue Ducks....

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will...

TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationals MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

Lismore and Tweed are two of 24 locations the state has nominated for he rollout of ‘One-Stop Shops’ for the delivery of government services across the state.

‘Known as One Gov, a range of government services from seniors card applications and fishing licences through to the purchase of national park passes and birth, deaths and marriage applications, can now be accessed through Fair Trading offices,’ NSW premier Barry O’Farrell announced yesterday.

The services now available include:

·         Births, Deaths and Marriages – lodgment of applications

·         Seniors Cards – lodgment of applications

·         National Parks – purchase of passes

·         NSW Housing – lodgment of applications

·         Fishing Licences – application and renewal

·         Office of State Revenue – payment of fines

·         Retail Tenancy Bonds – lodgment, and

·         Fair Trading offices will now offer a JP service.

The offices are at Suite 5, Upper Ground Floor, Conway Court, 17 Conway Street, Lismore and Suite 26, Level 2, Wharf Central, 75 Wharf St, Tweed Heads.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Interview with Mell Coppin and Zara Noruzi, from Byron Comedy Festival

Byron Bay Comedy Festival: Bringing in the Laughs. Last year wiped out our entire entertainment program, but while things aren’t completely back to normal, it’s looking up. The easing of COVID-19 Public Health restrictions means that smaller events are back!

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Aged Care Fail

Our aged care system is broken. We didn’t need a Royal Commission to tell us that many of our old people have been abused by the system that is supposed to care for them. But now we have hard evidence that we are failing our elders. Some of the data that has been released is shocking. One in five residents have experienced sexual or physical abuse.

Sowing the seed for a connected, local food chain

Lisa Machin If you’ve ever been to the New Brighton or Mullum Farmers Markets you’d be forgiven if you thought you were seeing double. Over the...

The moveable feast

David Lowe There’s never been a better time to revisit the classic picnic and its many variants. With many venues moving to focus on outdoor dining...