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September 29, 2022

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It is a weekend of excitement, fun and laughter for everyone at the National Circus Festival

It truly is like stepping into another world as you enter The Famous Spiegeltent which is here for the National Circus Festival that is taking place this weekend in Mullumbimby before it once again heads off around the world.

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Rolling up for the Bruns Mystery Tour

Last week the families and friends of Brunswick Heads Public School students were treated to a whole school musical extravaganza, ‘The Bruns Magical Mystery Tour’ at the Brunswick Picture House.

NSW gov’t accused of ‘pork barrelling’ in Ballina electorate

As people on the Northern Rivers last week endured the anxiety of severe storm warnings and pre-dawn emergency alerts, a visit from the state’s emergency services minister was barely announced.

Monty’s: strawberries and insanity

‘Strawberries are insanely amazing,’ I hear Dave (‘Monty’) tell one customer. Regarding his punnets – three sizes, family, medium,...

Consideration of state significant farmland for SUGA development leaves bitter taste

One of Ballina Shire Council’s independents is continuing to argue against suggested expansions of development between the plateau villages of Alstonville and Wollongbar.

Rugby 7s returns to Byron with class lineup

The largest Rugby 7s festival in Australia is returning to Byron Bay on the weekend of October 15–16. The event,...

Rooftop solar installation safety in the spotlight

Workers installing solar panels on rooftops can expect a visit from SafeWork NSW Inspectors, who are undertaking a six-month state-wide operation to ensure safety in this busy industry.

Across the Shire, landholders of flood-affected premises are reconsidering their future and doing their best to make good on damage to residential and commercial premises. It’s hard work. It may include fighting an insurance company for a correct payout. 

There is another cohort too, owning premises that were almost flooded and should now be considered as ‘flood-threatened’. 

So far, we don’t know the number of premises in either category. That means we can’t go to funding agencies to ask for assistance with the various measures we know are needed to minimise the impact of future floods – house raising, wet proofing, bu-back. 

So that Council can lobby state and federal governments for that funding, I’m taking a motion to the next Council meeting asking Council to gather the data on each of those categories and measures. 

Cr Duncan Dey, Main Arm


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Iron Gates developer launches appeal against DA refusal at Evans Head

It is a saga that has been going on for over 30 years and that some hoped might finally have come to an end. But that is not to be the case with an appeal against the refusal of the Iron Gates development application (DA) at Evans Head now having been submitted.

Consideration of state significant farmland for SUGA development leaves bitter taste

One of Ballina Shire Council’s independents is continuing to argue against suggested expansions of development between the plateau villages of Alstonville and Wollongbar.

Editorial – Break out the bubbly for Budget Estimates

Budget Estimates is truly one of the most revealing and best educational services that the NSW government offers. MPs from the opposition grill ministers and agency bosses without mercy, for hours. 

Businesses launch campaign against holiday let policy

Businesses who say they would be adversely impacted by Council’s proposal to cap holiday letting to 90 days have gone on the offensive by launching a PR campaign.