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August 11, 2022

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Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.

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Bruns underground car park reconsidered 

Byron Council’s decision to approve a controversial mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads that would include the town’s first underground car park could be overturned at this week’s meeting, with a group of councillors moving a rescission motion.

Ballina development application worries locals

A DA has just gone on public exhibition for a 15 unit, two storey complex in the midst of a large suburban block between Norton and Camden Streets, Ballina, not far from North Creek. Surrounding residents have a number of concerns.

Top tips for feline friends this International Cat Day

Some silly humans think that it's money that makes the world go around – we all know it's cats!

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

Splendour cash disbursed

Schools and community groups have shared in community grants worth  $50,000 from Splendour in the Grass. 

Santos garden

I walked into the open gate at the Santos community garden space with my three-year-old and was asked very...

Robyn and Neville Poynting have been preparing for the NSW croquet

The area’s croquet clubs are joining forces to host this year’s Croquet NSW division two Golf Croquet championships this weekend.

With a forecast of fine weather,  the event is co-hosted by Ballina Cherry Street Croquet Club, Ballina Croquet Inc. and the Byron Bay Croquet Club will bring players from all over the state. Singles and doubles games will be played.

Golf Croquet is a game of skill and strategy according to Deborah Jones, tournament publicity officer.

Local talent in contention for the big prize are Neville and Robyn Poynting. ‘They are a formidable team playing with mallets handmade by Neville,’ Deborah said.

Spectators are welcome at both the Byron and Ballina croquet lawns from Wednesday 13 July to Sunday 17 July to witness the five days of high-level competition

 


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Tweed Council refuse aged care facility Tweed Heads

The proposed aged care facility at Caloola Drive Tweed Heads (DA20/0712) was refused at the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday.

Evans Head, Iron Gates DA public planning meeting coming

The current development application (DA) for the flood and bushfire-prone site of the Evans Head, Iron Gates development will go before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP) on 30 August.

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

Bruns underground car park reconsidered 

Byron Council’s decision to approve a controversial mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads that would include the town’s first underground car park could be overturned at this week’s meeting, with a group of councillors moving a rescission motion.