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April 20, 2021

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Federal Government grants for infrastructure improvements – Tweed

Tweed Shire Council today announced more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants for 10 infrastructure projects in the area.

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Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Housing crisis and Council

Avital Sheffer, Mullumbimby Population growth in this Shire is inevitable like it or not. Those who are being pushed out by...

Upgrades for Lighthouse Parade in Ballina

One of the showcase areas of Ballina is about to get a safety and aesthetic upgrade, with the Lighthouse Parade Pedestrian Precinct and Road Safety Project commencing soon.

Poor Council drains

Kate Anderson, Mullumbimby In response to and support of Kerry Gray’s and Robin Gracie’s letters Echo 31 March). The McGoughans Lane...

Common courtesy

Anonymous, Byron Bay First of all, thank you to those customers who did the right thing and wore their masks in...

Councillors move to create alternative housing market

Byron Council is aiming to make 10 per cent of local housing genuinely affordable within the space of a decade, under a brave and ambitious plan to implement a Community Land Trust (CLT) model across the Shire.  

A Ballina mayoral candidate has raised concerns with the Australian Electoral Commission over apparent discrepancies in postal-vote packs that we sent out to voters unable to attend Saturday’s poll.

Cr Cadwallader, who trails David Wright in the mayoral poll by just nine votes, says that at least some of the packs sent out were missing a mayoral ballot form.

She told ABC radio this morning, ‘There have to be around 300 postal votes [to be counted]. I’m not sure how that’s going to go, though, because I had a number of phone calls from folks that didn’t receive a mayoral voting paper in their postal votes. I think it’s something for the commissioner to take up [and be] dealt with in some way.’


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  1. I was told by the Electoral Commission that there were NO postal or absentee votes for local Council elections, consequently I never got to vote at all.

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