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Housing, transport and no Dunoon Dam: Cr Basil Cameron’s bid for mayor

Cr Basil Cameron is yet to announce whether or not he has a team of candidates joining him in his election campaign but says he’s running for the position of mayor, joining a competition that as of Tuesday morning featured six men and zero women.

Conservative Byron Shire cr announces election team

The Byron Shire Council’s only conservative member has announced his running team for September’s local government elections.

Byron Greens ticket announced for Sept elections

The Byron Greens say they are running an experienced team for this Council election, to be held September 4. 

Tweed Greens campaign launch ‘Keeping Tweed Green’

Former Tweed Mayor and long term councillor Katie Milne is stepping down and throwing her support behind Murwillumbah local Dr Nola Firth and her team of Greens candidates.

Byron Shire Action Group announce ticket

There’s a new group of locals putting themselves forward for the upcoming Council elections, to be held September 4.

Ballina council election campaigns slow to start

Once known as a Northern Rivers’ retirement haven, Ballina’s lack of a hurry when it comes to September’s council elections is to the Byron...

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Cr Jeff Johnson calls for affordable housing initiative

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson has a housing proposal for Ballina Council which will be discussed at today's meeting, following a recent workshop with Social Futures and North Coast Community Housing.

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Editorial – What have the Romans ever done for us?

The three Rs – roads, rates and rubbish – are often trotted out by fiscal conservatives to advance a narrative in which councils stick to simple services. But what do the numbers actually tell us?

Labor call for social housing, declines to commit on climate

Labor were out in force in Byron last Friday highlighting that action is needed to tackle the ongoing housing crisis.

Respect cuts both ways

The council elections will be taking place on September 4 this year. As a community we have a choice on how we head into those debates around policy and local government issues and how we choose to conduct ourselves.

A budget of missed opportunities

While the recent budget has been hailed as having something for everyone, it is also being seen as a series of missed opportunities.

When can you meet the Byron Council candidates?

The Council elections will be taking place on September 4 after a 12-month delay owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates are declaring their intentions to run, and meet the candidates events are being organised across the Shire.

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Dr Nola Firth Greens candidate for Tweed

With the local council elections on the horizon, political candidates are making their moves in and out of the running and another Green is stepping down.

Fresh faces for Council elections

A very distinct, black flat-cap has just been thrown into the ring for the upcoming Byron Council elections, pegged for September 4.

Push to get more women into NSW local government

Women in Tweed Shire with an interest in running for council are invited to attend a free forum to be hosted later this month by the Australian Local Government Women's Association of NSW.

Mandy Nolan to run for Greens in Richmond

Mandy Nolan is about to embark on a new career as a politician – she has put her hat in the ring to run for Richmond in the hope of overturning Justine Elliot’s position and making the seat Green.

‘Cleva’ O’Reilly announces council tilt

President of Community Alliance for Byron Shire Association (CABS), Matthew ‘Cleva’ O’Reilly, has announced his intention to run in the next Council election, to be held September 12, 2020.

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part of the Rous County Council...

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The draft concept plan for John...