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May 20, 2022

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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

Other News

Saffin seeks $7.5 million for Lismore townhouse developments

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has made a special request to the NSW Government for $7.5 million to enable two townhouse developments in East Lismore and Goonellabah, which she says would add 66 flood-free, affordable units to the city’s housing stock.

Local rum

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Election 2022

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2022 Community Building Partnership Program

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin is encouraging local not-for-profit groups and councils to apply for their share of $400,000 in grants under the 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.

Flood recovery 2022 must be community led and flexible

The recent news that our mighty NSW State Government are going to step into the Northern Rivers as a sort of Mary Poppins and over-arch their solutions into an umbrella of several councils via the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) was met with cheer and skepticism.

Multi-agency search continues for missing man

NSW Police say a search is continuing this morning for a man who went missing in a creek overnight.

Discover Ballina

With easy parking and river breezes, Ballina is the perfect combination of convenience and ease as a destination for shopping and services that are not available within the Byron Shire.

Ballina is centred on an island at the mouth of the Richmond River. It is a playground for beach lovers, surfers, boaties, anglers and eco-adventurers. It is also just a hop, skip, and jump, or more to the point a 15-minute drive down the freeway, from the Byron Shire.

Ballina Fair Tassiriki Ranch The Book Warehouse Ballina Beach Village Lighthouse Beach Cafe Carpet One The Point Ramada Fozie’s Fishing Adventures The Ballina Jockey Club Still at the Centre
Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

1. Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Ballina Fair is an Australian owned family business & supports numerous local suppliers and businesses, which in turn keeps money within our economy. The centre creates employment for locals with over 600 jobs.
ballinafair.com.au


Tassiriki Ranch

2. Tassiriki Ranch

A unique beach horse riding experience on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. All levels of riding ability from total beginner. Small groups. Guest safety and horse comfort paramount.
[email protected]
66834602
tassirikiranch.com.au


Book Warehouse Ballina

3. The Book Warehouse

The Book Warehouse Ballina carries new release plus popular backlist titles, bargain books for all ages and a beautiful range of
gift cards and wrap. Drop in for reading and gift ideas.
6686 0917


Ballina Beach Village

4. Ballina Beach Village

The perfect weekend getaway – South Ballina’s favourite holiday park! Under new management. Refurbished cabins, huge camping sites, pet friendly (with fully enclosed off-lead dog area), and onsite licensed cafe.
ballinabeachvillage.com.au
6686 3347


Lighthouse Beach Cafe

5. Lighthouse Beach Cafe

Lighthouse Beach Cafe has been located in the Ballina Surf Club for over 5 years. They are open 7 days a week for
Breakfast and Lunch (dinner in Summer).
lighthousebeachcafe.com.au
6686 4380


Carpet One

6. Carpet One

Great range, expert advice, professional installation. Residential and commercial. Tough flooring that stands up to the rigours of day-to-day living.
carpetone.com.au/ballina
6686 3855


The Point Bar and Restaurant

7. Absolute waterfront

With an atmosphere that will take your breath away, The Point Restaurant and Bar on the Richmond River is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. Conference and wedding packages available.
thepointballina.com.au
6618 1188


Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina Byron

8. Ramada

Stylish riverside accommodation, featuring hotel spa rooms, 1 to 2 bedroom suites or penthouses with outdoor heated pool, gym and conference facilities.
Enquiries call 1800 826 181
or visit ramadaballinabyron.com.au


Fozie’s Fishing Adventures

9. Fozie’s Fishing Adventures

Fishing adventures, whale watching, full and half day adventures. Three and five day trips. Customised packages available. Disabled access, light refreshments and all bait and tackle and fishing licences supplied.
0427 834 376
foziesfishing.com.au


Ballina Jockey Club

10. The Ballina Jockey Club

An exclusive venue just for you. Perfect for weddings, corporate functions or major events. Raceday packages also available.
Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/BallinaJockeyClub
ballinajockeyclub.com.au
6686 2603


Still At The Centre

11. Still At The Centre

Attention all creatives of Ballina shire… come and check out your beautiful new
art supplies and framing shop which has opened in the Industrial estate at
1/9 Ray O’Neill Crescent
0466 430 813

Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round.