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August 17, 2022

Back to doing blockies and money in the meter

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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

Other News

Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Lismore Council votes against supporting Assange

At Tuesday's Council meeting Councillor Guise proposed a motion that Council writes to the Federal Government, Prime Minister and relevant Ministers denouncing the extradition of Julian Assange from the UK and urging the Prime Minister to make a public statement denouncing the extradition.

‘We’re back!’ Homecoming for The Channon market

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached far beyond things most people expected – one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far North Coast is held.

Rainbow Dragons back on the water for regatta

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club has waited a few years to welcome the Northern NSW dragon boat and...

Fairy of the week – 17 August, 2022

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West Ballina locals concerned about new flood risk

A large group of West Ballina residents are alarmed about a DA which has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Horizon Drive. The proposal, for a STEM and Digital Technology Centre, is planned for a well-known flood-prone area which previously acted as part of a large retention pond.

Back to driving the block and paying fines for over-staying your welcome.

The pandemic has created the luxury of being able to find a park anywhere, any time, in most towns in the Northern Rivers. Alas, as restrictions relax and business begin to reopen, we’ll be back to doing blockies to find a space and putting money in the meter.

In the Lismore CBD patrols will be re-instated from July 6, 2020 following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Council’s Manager of Development & Compliance Chris Watts said Lismore City Council had temporarily suspended patrols when restrictions were first imposed to help support local businesses.

‘Now that restrictions have eased, more people and significant activity is returning to the CBD. This means we need to reinstate patrols to make sure equitable parking is available for both shoppers and staff. This will help to reinvigorate the CBD and our local economy,’ he said.

‘We thank everyone in advance for adhering to all parking signage, such as timed parking and loading zones.’

Free all-day parking remains at all pre-Covid 19 locations, such as the Harold Fredricks and John Crowther carpark.

Leading up to July 6, Council will be undertaking patrols, issuing warnings for exceeding time limits and undertaking educational activities.


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