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.
The Boral plants that have operated out of Alstonville and Lismore are now reducing their output and will only be operating to meet ‘customer requirements as necessary’ from July 31.
After strong public pressure, Rous County Council voted unanimously this morning to extend the public response period on the Future Water Project 2060 for a further 28 days.
Eight hundred people were considered homeless in each of the federal government electorates of Richmond and Page, according to the census data from 2016. That was before the impact of Black Summer bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria has gone to level four and it highlights the importance of having a safe place to rest your head for everyone.
Tomorrow Rous County Council will be holding a special meeting to decide whether to extend the public comment period on the Rous Future Water Project 2060. Attached photo gallery shows the area to be impacted by the proposed Dunoon Dam wall, near the Channon.
The population of a critically endangered plant species only found on the NSW north coast has leapt from 10 to more than 1500 trees in just a decade.
Echonetdaily was contacted anonymously last week with concerns relating to students who were coming from Sydney to train in the local area health facilities, including local hospitals, without quarantine.
Northern Rivers Community Gallery is launching four new exhibitions this month.
Not all homeless folk and rough sleepers are in the city – the Byron Shire has hundreds of people sleeping on the streets and in parks and under buildings.
As the deadline for public responses to the Rous Future Water Project 2060 approaches, the community has been getting more organised, with lots of discussion online and a meeting of the Dunoon Dam Proposal Action Group in the Channon yesterday.
The Northern Rivers Tennis Academy won five matches from five to beat off five regional competitors to claim the area’s first Academy Challenge title.
The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club has had their year upended by the COVID-19 pandemic but they were over joyed when they were able to get back on the water again earlier this month.
The impact of COVID-19 on the border towns of NSW and Queensland is having a significant consequences with delays in crossing the border as well as being a challenge for the integrated communities as they move forward.
Micro, or small business loans, and mentoring programs have been highly successful in many third-world countries, and now they are going to be available in the Northern Rivers.
Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson has drawn attention to the number of people ignoring dog regulations around the Lennox surf club recently.
As the debate over the Rous County Council Future Water Project 2060 continues, recycled water has been raised as an alternative to the proposed second dam on Rocky Creek, between Dunoon and the Channon.
The Tweed Valley sailing club hosted its first meeting since the pandemic began when a group of members and visitors enjoyed pleasant racing on the lower Tweed River the Sunday before last.
As COVID-19 precautions continued, there was no singing and proceedings were on the internet again for yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting.
Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw an intense discussion about the future of 26 Endeavour Close, Ballina, which has been the home of TS Lismore, the local base for the Australian Navy Cadets, since 1988.
Border towns and regions are intertwined not only through business but also through use of medical services, families and in areas like schooling and community sport.
Tropical Fruits celebrated thirty years of the LGBTIQ community coming together for New Years Eve in Lismore last year – but as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic they have decided to cancel this years festivities.
The recent case of COVID-19 detected at Ballina-Byron Airport appears to have involved a young woman wearing a face mask, raising hopes that the virus may not have spread into the community.
A plan to build a 'manufactured home park' including 300 lots and recreation facilities has been re-submitted to Ballina Shire Council after its budget was upgraded from $30 million to $48 million.
If you are a Ballina Council ratepayer, and you receive what looks like an unexpected letter from Greenpeace, don't throw it out just yet.
The 4WD entrance to Patchs Beach remains closed, but residents have told Echonetdaily that there are still too many 4WDs and motorbikes on the beaches south of Ballina.