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Byron Shire
June 18, 2021

Ballina LGA

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.

Ballina Council C Ward 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...

Ballina Council B Ward 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...

Ballina Council A Ward 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...

Will shark barrier be a bar to Ballina mayor’s re-election?

Seven people have put up their hands to be the next mayor of Ballina, including incumbent David Wright. Whoever wins will have to face the ongoing issue of how to deal with shark attacks at the shire’s beaches, which has drawn strong reactions from residents.

Labor teams for Byron, Tweed but not Ballina

The Labor Party has announced teams for Byron and Tweed shire council elections in September but a Ballina councillor who is an ALP member says his ticket is staunchly independent.

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.