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Government convenes Coastal Water Safety Roundtable today

NSW Minister for Emergency Services Jihad Dib will lead an expert roundtable looking at how more lives can be saved on NSW beaches after more than a dozen coastal drownings this summer.

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Coastal hazard assessment study released

The way in which coastlines are managed is moving forward, with a consultant report – Byron Shire Coastal Hazard Assessment (CHA) – being released by Council. 

Clothing-optional at Tyagarah Beach

I am writing to object to Byron Shire Council’s intention to revoke the clothing-optional status of Tyagarah Beach. I grew...

Cycling Without Age joins Northern Rivers Rail Trail

Tweed Shire Council has announced a collaboration with volunteer organisation Cycling Without Age as part of celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the opening of the popular Northern Rivers Rail Trail.

Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

The zucchini omelette returns!

Victoria Cosford After a near 12-month absence, brother and sister team Rob and Michelle Costanzo from Nomadic Kitchen are coming...

Teen charged following alleged break and enters – Evans Head and Broadwater

A teenager has been charged following alleged break and enters at two service stations at Evans Head and Broadwater.

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Lismore backs biodiversity strategy and rate rise

A majority of Lismore City councillors last night knocked back an attempt to do away with the recently approved Biodiversity Management Plan. The BMS involves a special rate variation that aims to raise $500,000 for environmental works, mainly in rural areas.

LIsmore rates look set to rise again

The Lismore City Council will tomorrow night consider its annual operational plan, which includes rate increases of $140 for urban ratepayers.

Lismore biodiversity strategy under attack

A group of Lismore councillors is trying to do away with the recently approved Biodiversity Management Strategy and special rate variation.

Challenge lodged against Lismore biodiversity plan approval

A majority of Lismore City councilors have voted to push ahead with plans to raise $500,000 with a special rate to fund a biodiversity strategy. But other councilors have lodged a rescission motion in an effort to overturn the decision.

People becoming severely ill at home due to heat

People experiencing financial and social disadvantage are struggling to keep their homes cool in summer and becoming seriously unwell from the heat, new ACOSS research has found.

Firefighters called to Bruns Bakery yesterday

Fire and Rescue NSW say they attended commercial premises in Fingal Street in Brunswick Heads after reports of an electrical fire at 4pm yesterday afternoon.

Rifle Range Road upgrade about to start

It’s a project that has endured many delays, but Byron Shire Council says the upgrade of Rifle Range Road at Bangalow is finally due to start in early April.

Invasive Species Council gives evidence to federal fire ant inquiry

A Senate Committee inquiry will hear evidence today that changes are needed in Australia’s fire ant response – including the creation of an independent eradication authority.