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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.

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Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

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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.

In what is the first of many such directives over the next few weeks, Lismore council have announced that there will be restrictions put in place for some people, depending on their COVID-19 vaccination status, to access Lismore City Council facilities and services from Monday, 11 October 2021.

These changes are due to the State Government’s COVID-19 roadmap that Council must implement.

Council acknowledges that some people may not have had the opportunity to get their first and/or second vaccination, while others have chosen not to get vaccinated.

Those wanting to access the following Council facilities must show proof of double COVID-19 vaccination or hold a medical contraindication certificate.

  • Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre
  • Switch 24/7 Gym
  • Lismore Memorial Baths
  • Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and the Nimbin Transfer Station
  • The Lismore and Nimbin Revolve Shop
  • Lismore Regional Gallery
  • The Family History and Research Centre at 6 Centenary Drive, Goonellabah
  • Council’s Corporate Centre at Oliver Ave, Goonellabah
  • Council Chambers

All libraries in the Richmond Tweed network, including Lismore and Goonellabah libraries, will offer a Click and Collect Service only and will be closed to the public.

Despite the restrictions at the Corporate Centre and, Council meetings and briefings, which have been adopted to ensure the safety of staff, members of the public can still use Council’s online forms at www.lismore.nsw.gov.au and to watch Council meetings from the comfort of your home via our Facebook page or website.

At all indoor facilities, please continue to practice COVID-19 safety protocols, including the mandatory wearing of a mask, signing in and out with a QR Code, using hand sanitizer and practicing social distancing.

This is a new world for our community, Council and the State. Please be patient as we continue to work through the implications of the NSW Government’s Road Map and Public Heath Order.

Many local businesses must also introduce access restrictions. Please remember at all times that both Council and businesses are staffed by locals who are also going through the same as you.

Always be kind and recognise they are simply doing what they have been told to do to keep our community safe.

You can find out how to get proof of vaccination through the Services Australia at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/getting-help-during-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/how-get-proof

Assistance can be found at www.health.nsw.gov.au


Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

NSW Police: be COVID-vigilant at Splendour in the Grass

SW Police are urging festival-goers at this weekend’s music festival to celebrate in a safe and responsible manner, whilst also being aware of COVID-Safety measures.

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COVID-19 update for the NNSWLHD – May 23

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, Sunday May 22, there were 40 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

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AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

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COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

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It’s National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Australia says volleys are the backbone of the country in times of crisis and emergency.

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COVID-19 update: May 9

Today there are 41 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with none of these in ICU.

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COVID-19 update: May 6

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) reports that there are 37 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

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COVID-19 update: Monday 2 May

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday, 1 May, 274 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the area, including 56 positive PCR tests and 218 positive rapid antigen tests

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COVID-19 update: Friday, April 29

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, 28 April, 398 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the region, including 74 positive PCR tests and 324 positive rapid antigen tests.

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COVID-19 update: Thursday April 28

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, there were 541 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the region, including 143 positive PCR tests and 398 positive rapid antigen tests.

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