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February 26, 2021

Mayoral results in

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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Results for most mayoral contests on the NSW north coast are now known but counting continues for the councillor positions.

In Byron, the Greens’ Simon Richardson has won over Diane Woods, 7,090 to 6,232. In Ballina, David Wright beat Sharon Cadwallader 9,323 to 7,646.  As previously reported, Country Labor’s Jenny Dowell won handsomely in Lismore without resorting to preferences. In Richmond Valley Ernie Bennett topped the poll and Leo Passfield will be mayor of Kyogle Shire.

In Tweed the mayoral position is decided by the elected councillors.

Returning officers in Byron are set to officially declare the results of the councillor poll around lunchtime today.

 


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Now will we get hard trash day again? It would be so refreshing to see some of the more people friendly things like that and fixing suburban potholes come back on stream. We know that this was the GM’s responsibility, but hopefully new faces and energy will see a return to some more people-oriented services…

  2. council elections should be non-political and councillors elected according to what they will do for us as rate payers and not because of the party they belong to.. On this note only rate payers should be allowed to vote in local council elections no matter where they reside.

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