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Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

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Is it solar fair?

Meg Pickup, Ballina The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) draft rule change will result in solar households and businesses being...

Professor Graham Samuel says dementia care is personal

In a moving address to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graham Samuel AC shared his personal experience of dementia – the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of the disease.

Take a ticket

Council’s Draft Complaint Handling Policy is on exhibition! It’s a document that, if drafted carefully, could provide the public with confidence that Council take complaints seriously and accountability will apply when a complaint is found to be true.

HuskeeSwap launches in Lennox

An exciting initiative to keep coffee cups out of landfill launched in Lennox Head yesterday. Ballina Shire Council is backing the HuskeeSwap program with free coffees at different cafes in Lennox this week, for coffeeholics keen to try a new solution to a growing problem.

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.  

Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.

Ben Franklin MLC had the honour of unveiling the plaque at the official opening of Level One at Ballina RSL on 7 July. Mr Franklin spoke of the importance of maintaining traditional values, while highlighting the support provided by the RSL to the local community.

‘Ballina RSL invest heavily back into our local region,’ said Mr Franklin. ‘It has a long tradition of providing much-needed financial support to local sporting teams and community groups.’

The new space is a step up from the older-style club decor, in keeping with a trend toward clubs adapting to more modern tastes in atmosphere and food, with a more stylish modern look and an outdoor terrace area overlooking River St.

The renovation, completed at a cost of almost $8m over a year, has added approximately 650m2 of space to the club. It contains a sports lounge/TAB area plus a modern bar, and three full-size billiard tables as well as a cafe.

Also honoured at the launch was Gary Hooley, who retired after a 25-year stint as chairman of the Ballina RSL board on the successful completion of this project.

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Ben Franklin MLC, retiring chairman Gary Hooley, CEO Bill Coulter and 
Graham McNally the current chairman. Photo supplied

Ballina mayor David Wright was among the crowd at the opening of Level One of the Ballina RSL

Ballina mayor David Wright was among the crowd at the opening of Level One of the Ballina RSL. [photo Simon Haslam]

Ben Franklin MLC addresses the crowd at the opening of Level One at Ballina RSL this morning. [photo Simon Haslam]

Ben Franklin MLC addresses the crowd at the opening of Level One at Ballina RSL. [photo Simon Haslam]


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Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.

Professor Graham Samuel says dementia care is personal

In a moving address to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graham Samuel AC shared his personal experience of dementia – the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of the disease.

Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.

Beach Hotel gets a $6m makeover

Owners of the Beach Hotel, Moelis, say they undertook extensive repairs and updates to the tune of around $6m after COVID-19 forced closure and limited trading last year.