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March 9, 2021

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Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Paul Bibby

Nimbin residents are under a greater level of surveillance this week after Lismore Council completed an upgrade of the village’s CCTV camera network.

The Council announced the completion of the upgrading works in a media release today, stating that it had upgraded five existing cameras and added to new ones in the town’s western carpark and on Cullen Street opposite the community centre.

‘Each location will have one pan-tilt zoom camera and one fixed-camera providing visual monitoring 24 hours a day, seven days a week,’ the council’s compliance coordinator Matt Kelly said.

‘The system does not include audio or facial recognition technology.’

Images from the new, stand-alone system that can be viewed remotely from the Nimbin Police Station, and it is intended to introduce remote viewing from the Lismore police station and Lismore City Council control room.

‘The new camera technology delivers superior high-resolution imagery and will enable NSW Police to alter camera views in response to unfolding events,’ Mr Kelly said.

The CCTV network was identified as a key safety action in the Council’s Crime Prevention Plan, and was funded through the NSW Community Safety Fund.

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