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May 18, 2021

On the surf day of Christmas

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One-way traffic trial for the Byron Arts and Industry Estate

The trial is described by the council as a 'quick-win action' from the Byron Arts and Industry Estate Precinct Plan.

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Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

Resilient communities training on offer

‘Resilience’ has become a buzzword in Australia over the past few years, as communities across the country struggle to cope with fire, floods, and a pandemic.

Surfing with Santa in Lennox Head.

Giving the idea of having your photo taken with Santa a whole new meaning in Lennox Head, the town is turning on the sparkle during the holiday season with the installation of fairy lights in trees and an interactive image at the picnic shelter on the foreshore.

An image of a surfing Santa on the shelter is inviting locals and visitors to put themselves in the picture and surf with Santa.

Putting yourself in the picture and then tagging your photo #lovinLennox and sharing on Facebook and Instagram will pout you in the running for a chance to win $300 to spend at any business in Lennox Head.

Team Leader Visitor Services Alicia Wallace  says Lennox Head’s main street will look very festive this year. ‘There is new tree lighting and an immersive installation at the picnic shelter.

‘This has been in the planning pipeline since August and will be installed during the first week of December.’

The holiday season fairy lighting and installation is funded by Ballina Shire Council in cooperation with and support from the Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce.

Remember to tag your photo with Surfin Santa #LovinLennox for your chance to win $300 to spend at any business in Lennox Head.



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