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Byron Shire
October 23, 2021

Ballina LGA

Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

MP steps into Dunoon Dam debate as county council defends and defies

The Rous County Council has again voted against including a new dam in future water security investigations but new state political pressure suggests the debate is far from over.

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...

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.

Greens miss out on Ballina council seat

Ballina Greens spokesperson Tony Gilding said the party branch would be ‘doing some naval gazing’ after none of its three candidates were elected to Ballina council.

Smith the mayor of Lismore, as Wright retains Ballina

Country Labor's Isaac Smith is the new mayor of Lismore after defeating Greg Bennett, a member of the Shooters and Fishers Party. Meanwhile, David Wright has been re-elected mayor of Ballina by a margin of 1,254 votes ahead of former Greens councillor and now independent Jeff Johnson.

Ballina mayor ‘hopeful’ for another term

Outgoing Ballina mayor David Wright says that even though the numbers look to be going his way, he’s not going to claim victory until the announcement by the NSW Electoral Commission, expected later today.

Simon Richardson set for second term as Byron’s mayor

Byron Greens mayor Simon Richardson has been entrusted with a second term after almost half of the shire's voters gave him their first preference. But things are not so clear-cut in neighbouring Lismore and Ballina.

Ballina Council election 2016 – candidate profiles

These candidate profiles are written by the candidates themselves and are provided here as a service to our readers. They have not been vetted...

Which candidates support fluoride in your electorate?

Anti-fluoride campaigners are calling on voters to consider which of their council candidates support the ongoing fluoridation of water supplies in Ballina and Lismore electorates.

Don’t forget to vote for your new council on Saturday

The 2016 Local Government Election is on this Saturday for all councils in the northern rivers area except for the Tweed. Voting is compulsory for all people enrolled in the Ballina, Byron and Lismore electorates and fines do apply for not voting.

David Wright’s airport privatisation plan

Keith Willliams, Ballina councillor and mayoral candidate Ballina’s mayor for the last four years, David Wright, has a secret agenda to privatise the Ballina-Byron Airport if...

Mayoral candidate wants to see ‘arts hub’ in Ballina

The manager of iconic Australian rock band INXS wants to be part of an exciting new arts and entertainment hub in Ballina. And mayoral candidate Jeff Johnson thinks the council could help him build his Golden Playpen.

Train supporters welcome council candidates’ support

A northern rivers group lobbying to have the Casino to Murwillumbah railway line reopened has welcomed support from a number of candidates in the upcoming local government election.

Council candidates support website attacking ‘cyber bully’

Two aspiring local council candidates are among 37 people who have ‘presented’ a website to ‘take a stand’ against the online conduct of self-described health care activist Esther Rockett.

North Creek Road extension should be on Ballina’s agenda

Cr Sharon Cadwallader, Ballina Shire Council It’s certainly instructive when arterial roads are closed as with Angel’s Beach Drive recently, how traffic movements become choked and...

Council pre-polling stations open

Ballina, Byron and Lismore residents can now cast their vote in the upcoming council elections, with pre-polling stations across the three LGAs opening yesterday. Tweed shire residents will have to wait a little longer.

Ballina council reverses funding for ocean pool

In what has been described as a politically-motivated decision, a majority of Ballina shire councillors have reversed a decision to provide $15,000 for studies into an ocean pool.

Ballina councillors move to kill off ocean pool funding

Three Ballina shire councillors are today trying to overturn a decision to spend $15,000 on studies into a proposed ocean pool at Ballina. The three...

Plan to bring Lake Ainsworth back to health

A Ballina Shire Council mayoral candidate wants to restore the health of Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head as part of the development of a winter Olympic Training Facility.

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.