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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

Are developers threatening court action over controversial Iron Gates development?

Using the Land and Environment Court (L&EC) to exclude effective public dialogue on development appears to, once again, be being used to drive forward development in the Northern Rivers.

NRPP transparency questioned over controversial Evans Head Iron Gates development

Concerns have been raised over the transparency of the process of the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP), by which it reached a decision, in relation to the Iron Gates development in Evans Head, to ‘accept the amendment of the application under Clause 55 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations 2000’.

Controversial Iron Gates development in Evans Head given another crack

Iron Gates developer Graeme Ingles has been given another chance to seek the development of the controversial site in Evans Head that locals have been defending since the 1990s.

Should film and TV productions go ahead while locals remain locked down?

Locals are questioning the criteria for filming Coke ads and Love Island in Byron Shire, claiming film companies ignore regulations around shooting drone footage and perform illegal earthworks.

NSW Premier appeals to Qld Premier for compassion for border communities

No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW HD) and the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has called on the Queensland Premier ‘to have compassion’ for the NSW/Qld border communities.

Food drive underway for Wilcannia residents

Aunty Caroline is putting out a call for the Wilcannia mob after learning that food that has been sent to them is out of date.

How is the Qld border closure affecting you? Take the survey

If you are a business or an individual that has been impacted either from the Northern Rivers region or the Gold Coast, your stories are relevant and the group are asking that you fill out a survey to let them know the challenges and issues you are facing.

How is your business being affected by the Queensland border closure?

Businesses in the Northern Rivers and southern Queensland are being asked to do a short survey on how the border closure is affecting their businesses.

Bipartisan request for Tweed/Byron Shire border checkpoint holds no sway with Deputy Premier

Deputy Premier John Barilaro may have made it clear yesterday that the combined bipartisan appeal from Mayor of Tweed Chris Cherry and local MPs held no sway with him, but they are pushing ahead with discussions on a Tweed Shire border control regardless.

Mullum Community Food Box to reopen

Getting basic food and supplies onto local tables is the key driver for the reopening of the Mulllumbimby Community Food Box this Thursday.

Calls for a Northern Rivers border zone to ease Queensland restrictions

With Sydney COVID-19 case increasing, and the Sydney lockdown extending local Labor MP Justine Elliot and some local Mayors and Councillors have called on fellow Liberal and Nationals state MPs to support a Northern Rivers border checkpoint ‘to keep our community safe and to protect local jobs and businesses’.

Call to withdraw controversial Evans Head Iron Gates DA

The withdrawal of the Master Plan should spell the end of the current development application for the controversial 175 lot Iron Gates development in Evans Head say opponents to the DA; but it appears the developer is still looking for a way forward.

‘Unlawful’ forest agreements head to court

The North East Forest Alliance and the Environmental Defenders Office are challenging what they refer to as the ‘rubber stamped’ ongoing destruction of forest ecosystems of the north-east NSW forests from Sydney to the Queensland border.

Environmental impact assessment needed for increased STP flow

An environmental impact statement is needed for any changes to the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant and its impacts upon the Belongil Estuary say hydrologist and effected landholders.

Controversial Iron Gates Master Plan withdrawn

The controversial 175 lot Iron Gates development at Evans Head is back in the spotlight following the withdrawal of the Master Plan (MP) by the developer.

Local courts to have remote witness rooms for domestic, family and sexual violence evidence

Lismore and Byron Bay courthouses are to be outfitted with remote witness rooms that will facilitate vulnerable witnesses being able to provide evidence via videolink.

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

Are developers threatening court action over controversial Iron Gates development?

Using the Land and Environment Court (L&EC) to exclude effective public dialogue on development appears to, once again, be being used to drive forward development in the Northern Rivers.

NRPP transparency questioned over controversial Evans Head Iron Gates development

Concerns have been raised over the transparency of the process of the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP), by which it reached a decision, in relation to the Iron Gates development in Evans Head, to ‘accept the amendment of the application under Clause 55 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations 2000’.

Controversial Iron Gates development in Evans Head given another crack

Iron Gates developer Graeme Ingles has been given another chance to seek the development of the controversial site in Evans Head that locals have been defending since the 1990s.

Should film and TV productions go ahead while locals remain locked down?

Locals are questioning the criteria for filming Coke ads and Love Island in Byron Shire, claiming film companies ignore regulations around shooting drone footage and perform illegal earthworks.

NSW Premier appeals to Qld Premier for compassion for border communities

No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW HD) and the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has called on the Queensland Premier ‘to have compassion’ for the NSW/Qld border communities.

Food drive underway for Wilcannia residents

Aunty Caroline is putting out a call for the Wilcannia mob after learning that food that has been sent to them is out of date.

How is the Qld border closure affecting you? Take the survey

If you are a business or an individual that has been impacted either from the Northern Rivers region or the Gold Coast, your stories are relevant and the group are asking that you fill out a survey to let them know the challenges and issues you are facing.

How is your business being affected by the Queensland border closure?

Businesses in the Northern Rivers and southern Queensland are being asked to do a short survey on how the border closure is affecting their businesses.

Bipartisan request for Tweed/Byron Shire border checkpoint holds no sway with Deputy Premier

Deputy Premier John Barilaro may have made it clear yesterday that the combined bipartisan appeal from Mayor of Tweed Chris Cherry and local MPs held no sway with him, but they are pushing ahead with discussions on a Tweed Shire border control regardless.

Mullum Community Food Box to reopen

Getting basic food and supplies onto local tables is the key driver for the reopening of the Mulllumbimby Community Food Box this Thursday.

Calls for a Northern Rivers border zone to ease Queensland restrictions

With Sydney COVID-19 case increasing, and the Sydney lockdown extending local Labor MP Justine Elliot and some local Mayors and Councillors have called on fellow Liberal and Nationals state MPs to support a Northern Rivers border checkpoint ‘to keep our community safe and to protect local jobs and businesses’.

Call to withdraw controversial Evans Head Iron Gates DA

The withdrawal of the Master Plan should spell the end of the current development application for the controversial 175 lot Iron Gates development in Evans Head say opponents to the DA; but it appears the developer is still looking for a way forward.

‘Unlawful’ forest agreements head to court

The North East Forest Alliance and the Environmental Defenders Office are challenging what they refer to as the ‘rubber stamped’ ongoing destruction of forest ecosystems of the north-east NSW forests from Sydney to the Queensland border.

Environmental impact assessment needed for increased STP flow

An environmental impact statement is needed for any changes to the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant and its impacts upon the Belongil Estuary say hydrologist and effected landholders.

Controversial Iron Gates Master Plan withdrawn

The controversial 175 lot Iron Gates development at Evans Head is back in the spotlight following the withdrawal of the Master Plan (MP) by the developer.

Local courts to have remote witness rooms for domestic, family and sexual violence evidence

Lismore and Byron Bay courthouses are to be outfitted with remote witness rooms that will facilitate vulnerable witnesses being able to provide evidence via videolink.

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.
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