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.
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.
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.
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.
Pip Carter, president, Preserving Lake Ainsworth Inc, Lennox Head. The community has every right to be angry after Ballina Council at its September 1 Special Meeting voted 6 to 4 to close the Lake Ainsworth Eastern Road, effectively reducing the... Read More →
Ballina RSL Club director Trish Wilson and three staff have just returned from a few days in the drought-stricken area of Armidale, dropping off hampers, cash and gift cards.
To help people with disabilities, their families and carers be heard, Make it Work forums are being held by the Every Australian Counts coalition across Australia. This Friday (September 7) a forum is being held in Ballina
Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has launched an attack on what she claims is an ‘empty funding pledge’ by North Coast National Party MLC Ben Franklin to sink millions of dollars into improving the health of the Richmond River.
Police are asking calling for the public’s assistance to identify two men who forced another man to drive from Coraki to Woodburn before assaulting him and stealing his credit card.
A new report shows that the North Coast is the least affordable in regional NSW when average weekly incomes are taken into account, leading to soaring rates of housing stress.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith has expressed her deep sympathy for the family of the motorcyclist killed at the Alstonville intersection with the Bruxner Highway. She is also calling for action to fix the notorious blackspot.
A limousine delivering NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian to a media conference in Byron Bay on Tuesday had to pass through a barrage of West Byron protesters.
Local NSW Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has announced he will seek to become the Nationals candidate for the seat of Ballina at the next state election in 2019.
Ballina Council has won a local government communication award for a project encouraging residents to look after their waterways.
Update: The controversial removal of a fig tree on Castle Hill Drive, Lennox Head, which locals say is more than 200 years old, is now proceeding after an attempt to file an injunction earlier today (Monday) failed.
Shelly Beach Surf Club is now set to proceed with the final stage of the building’s restoration following a $98,000 grant from the NSW Government, funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs.
Ballina Shire councillors have unanimously agreed to write to state ministers regarding the part- and non-payment of money owed to sub-contractors on the Pacific Highway upgrade.
With work set to commence on the expansion of Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport, the drop-off and pick-up areas, together with bus and taxi zones, are being moved away from the front of the terminal.
A project that aims to restore Ballina’s Emigrant Creek after ongoing erosion and to support healthy fish habitat is underway, says Zilla Gordon from OzFish Unlimited.
A controversial development application to massively increase the size of a sand mine at Lennox Head has been withdrawn ahead of it being considered by the Joint Regional Planning Panel.
Ballina mayor David Wright and North Coast Nationals MP Ben Franklin were at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport this morning to kick off $6 million in new works that will extend the departure area and introduce energy efficient design features.
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman reported missing from Fernleigh, near Newrybar since Monday morning. Patricia Jung was last seen getting out of a car on Fernleigh Road at about 11am.
Residents of the once-sleepy area of Meerschaum Vale never expected noisy freeway construction within earshot of their homes, let alone suffering extra ongoing noise from the road that other nearby residents will miss out on.
Lismore’s Friends of the Koala says it’s not too late to prevent koalas going extinct in the wild on the North Coast – but our window of opportunity is rapidly closing.
More than 18 months after Echonetdaily exposed the shambolic state of the Ballina Hospital emergency department, the state government has decided it is time to throw some money at it.
The ongoing theft of quality donations from Vinnies’ bins in Ballina have forced the op shop to fit CCTV cameras to capture the thieves red handed and threaten them with punishment.
Local indigenous elder Lois Cook is set to be evicted from her camp near Lennox Head within days after the NSW Supreme Court found that her claim to be the owner of the land had ‘no legal basis’.
Updated: Two of three people arrested yesterday over the death of 38-year-old Iluka man Aaron Marks in Ballina last month has been charged with manslaughter. A third has been charged with hindering the police investigation.
Plans for a 457-house residential development west of Ballina have taken a major step forward after the developer secured a court victory over Ballina Council last week.