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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.

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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.

Busy time for Ballina Region for Refugees

BR4R has not let the floods and COVID slow things down, with lots of recent happenings and more planned for the future.

NSW councils call for social, affordable housing

With ‘Intergenerational inequality growing dramatically’, the peak body representing NSW councils has issued an open letter to all federal election candidates, calling on them to commit to a four-point housing plan.

First residents move in to Wollongbar housing pods

The first residents displaced by the flooding disaster have now received the keys to their temporary housing pods at Wollongbar, Ballina Council says.

Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

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Santos Organics presents Living Community Festival

Sunday September 7th 10am–6pm, 2014
at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens

LivingCommunityFestival-PositveActionForum-posterMullumbimby Community Gardens Celebrates Community with its 4th annual spring event The Living Community Festival. Cultivated with the iconic culture and sustainability consciousness Mullumbimby is celebrated for.

The Santos Organics Positive Action Forum presents keynotes from

  • Professor Ian Lowe  (Australian Conservation Foundation),
  • Clive Hamilton (Australia Institute),
  • Costa Georgiardis (ABC’s Gardening Australia).
  • Behrokh Koshnevis, (3D printing)
  • And we look forward to a Q&A forum exploring ‘How to engage community in sustainability’.

An event packed with learning and community connection, features including the Youth Future Generation Village, the Crystal Castle Healing Village and the Australian Bamboo Society’s Bamboo Sculpture Competition.

Enriching fun and learning for all, workshops will be presented in Permaculture, Biodynamics, Biochar and Sustainable Technologies; whilst the local food, arts and crafts market delivers the quintessential Northern Rivers experience.

Kicking off at 10AM is the annual Living Community Street parade. Brought to you by the Chamber of Commerce, we kick off from council chambers with floats and all manner of entertainment, brought to you by local organisations, schools, and businesses. Join us along the way to Burringbar St and on to Mullumbimby Community Gardens.

LivingCommunityFestival-V5WebParade participants are welcome to set up an info stall in the festival village. Add kids activities, a Jumping Castle and the unmissable Silent Disco it all stacks up to a marvellous day out.

In respect to our neighbours, Parking around the gardens is restricted. Be sure to park at the Mullumbimby Show Grounds, where a free MAGIC Bus ride will zip you to the Gardens. It will be running 9AM to 7PM. The area around the festival is strictly no parking. Please respect out neighbours.

A Limited number of Gold pass tickets for the Positive Action Forum are available here for just $45
General Entry Tickets will be available on the day for $10 for adults
Kids under 12 are free – 12-17yo – by Donation

Mullumbimby Community Gardens
Sunday 7th September 2014
10am–6pm

For more info go to:

mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org

Program below – click on the image to enlarge

LivingCommunityFestival-2014Program

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.