Teven and Tintenbar residents were last night informed that an asphalt plant proposed for their area would not be proceeding after the owner of the site withdrew its approval.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) was joined by a household name and new North Coast resident at the official opening of the Ballina Tennis Club extension on Sunday.
Ballina Shire Council mayor David Wright has refused to state his support or otherwise for a petrochemical plant that residents fear would be built near their rural Teven homes following a packed meeting that opposed it held last Saurday.
The NSW Budget 2018-19 Electorate Report (Ballina) is a simple 13 page document that lists capital projects, transport projects, ‘Restart NSW fund projects’ and regional grant funds across this electorate.
Members of the Castle Drive Fig Protectors in Lennox Head are quietly celebrating a small win after Ballina Council’s planned removal of the tree has been put on hold following a claim of Aboriginal cultural significance.
Ballina Shire Council’s plans to remove a 200-year-old Moreton Bay Fig tree in Lennox Head have once again come in for a drubbing after two local people locked to the tree on Sunday afternoon.
A Ballina resident who won the $2.27 million Keno jackpot at Ballina RSL Club on Sunday said she had only popped in to pay her husband’s bowls fees.
The annual Mother's Day show by mixed ability performance group the Dragons was saved by the volunteering efforts of Ossie Armstrong Welsh and his family
Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to and a car that was seen in the vicinity of where a man died after an attack in Ballina last week.
Local artist Jodi Woodward has been selected to take part in a national exhibition featuring the best graduate artworks from around the country. The Lennox Head resident’s artwork entitled 1,2,3,4,5……. will feature in ‘Hatched’, the annual showcase of graduate art opening at... Read More →
Ballina Shire Council last night reaffirmed its decision to remove a possibly 200-year-old Moreton Bay Fig Tree in Castle Drive, Lennox Head, in a move that is destined to divide the community.
Midwives and nurses are busy across the Norther Rivers this week highlighting some of the issues these clinicians face in their work day.
In an extraordinary show of bipartisanship, Lennox Head based Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack will MC tomorrow night’s meeting opposing a massive extension to a sand mine just outside the town.
Local Greens MP Tamara Smith and animal rights activists have welcomed the early end to the North Coast shark nets trial and urged the State Government not to reinstate the controversial strategy. NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair announced on... Read More →
Update: A marine-life activist has warned of an all-out campaign to prevent shark nets ever being reinstalled on the North Coast after the government ended the controversial trial a month early.
There appears a constant level in residential approvals over the last two terms of Byron Shire Council but, in Ballina, developments are steaming ahead, despite some being held up in court.
Starting today, Ballina Shire Council will begin upgrades to a particularly treacherous three-kilometre section of Byron Bay Road, Lennox Head, that it’s identified as a black spot.
Community pressure has resulted in a last minute rescission motion to temporarily save a 200-year-old fig tree at Lennox Head while further investigation is undertaken.
The Wollongbar community are winners this week, with the opening of a $6.3 million sports fields, mostly funded by the federal government and the announcement of ‘affordable housing incentives’ by Ballina Council.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has spoken in state parliament about the impact last year’s floods had on residents in Byron and Ballina Shires. And she had nothing but scorn for the state and federal Liberal/National governments for turning their backs on her constituents.
Ballina Mayor David Wright says the council has done everything in its power to prevent people accessing Dalwood Falls, the site of two deaths and numerous injuries. Despite that, the falls claimed another life on Saturday.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter transported two patients to hospital on Monday afternoon (April 9): one was a horse-rider who was injured by her horse at Lennox Head, the other a bushwalker who suffered an injury at Minyon Falls.
The NSW Nationals have been called on to rule out a nuclear power plant on the north coast once and for all.
A sailor has been rescued from his disabled yacht after it was swamped by a wave attempting to cross the Ballina Bar at around 3.30pm yesterday (Thursday).
A juvenile remains in custody over a domestic violence incident in Ballina yesterday morning (April 3) in which a household member was hospitalised after being stabbed in the stomach with a knife.