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Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

Other News

NRAS about to kick off 2022 adoption days

Local animal charity Northern Rivers Animal Services has kicked off 2022 with a bang, with more cats, kittens and puppies needing homes in Ballina than you can shake a rescuer at.

Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years, the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Editorial – Fake, fumbling and fabricated

Morrison’s incompetence, however, is epic; it seems to derive from his belief that God has appointed him to rule in these end times, so that it is impossible for him to be wrong.

Comment: Welcome to the Byron Bay family law dilemma – Jesus wept

In spring 2013, Mary and Joseph bought a house in Suffolk Park for $500,000.

Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

Main Beach at Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads beach will closed this weekend with Surf Lifesaving NSW announcing volunteer patrols have ceased.

Byron Shire Council has said that Main Beach will however be patrolled by paid lifeguards Monday to Friday next week subject to direction from the NSW and Australian governments.  Council will also investigate options for ongoing weekend lifeguard services.

‘On behalf of Council I take this opportunity to thank the volunteers from the Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay Surf Clubs for their service over the summer because they really do a magnificent job,’ Byron Shire Mayor, Simon Richardson, said.

Byron Shire Council office closing

From Monday, 30 March the Council offices will be closed to the public, however, staff will be available online to answer and help with questions and queries about all services including development applications, parking and rates.

Other recent changes to Council services include:

  • Council’s offices will close to the public on Monday 30 March.  Staff will be available to respond to telephone enquires about the full range of Council services including development applications, rates, waste and parking.
  • The wetlands at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant are closed to the public.
  • Playgrounds and skateparks in the Shire are closed.

Keep up to date with latest information on COVID-19 on Echonetdaily.

 


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