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Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

Crisis response needed from NSW state government as listings for priority housing increase over 100 per cent in multiple Northern Rivers regions.

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Stick to the sand – Tweed Councillors reject Kingscliff DA to change fill on floodplain

Tweed Council has insisted that a Turnock St development use court-ordered sand to protect rainforest, and a rare snail, rejecting the developer’s attempt to vary the conditions.

Winter fest at Byron High, June 18

To celebrate the creative and artistic talents of students, Byron Bay High School is holding its annual Winter Arts Festival (a.k.a the WAF) showcase evening on Tuesday, June 18. 

Cheaper EVs!

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Rail trails

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Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

Crisis response needed from NSW state government as listings for priority housing increase over 100 per cent in multiple Northern Rivers regions.

Maive takes on illiteracy in the Northern Rivers

Lismore student Maive McKenzie will be a World Literacy Foundation Youth Ambassador for 2024 and will serve as a local advocate, aiming to increase education and community awareness about the importance of reading and writing and to lift literacy rates in Northern Rivers.  

Rural landowners throughout NSW should now be mentally arming and mobilising themselves against the impending threat of a new LLS (Local Land Services) rate notice.

There is no legal or constitutional basis in Australia to legislate for such mandatory payments from a certain class of people or their properties. Like all the concocted scams in society and the internet, this demand for money is fraudulent.

Do not be conned, cajoled or court-martialled into paying for some speculative government services that you have never required or received.

Like me and now many others, do not pay, complain to the issuing authority and the DPI Minister, and fight. But don’t comply with court orders. I’ve had six! My legal costs over 33 years? Still south of $300. Theirs? Conservatively 13 grand – now unrecoverable.

To educate yourself go to www.rurallandsgroup.net. Support the class action at www.llsclassaction.com.

Russell Preston, Brisbane


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Flood-prone land subdivision DA on exhibition

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