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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Federal Government grants for infrastructure improvements – Tweed

Tweed Shire Council today announced more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants for 10 infrastructure projects in the area.

Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Jack McCoy bringing surf show to Lennox

Legendary film maker Jack McCoy is bringing his acclaimed surf talk, film and live music event to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 8 May.

A coast in need of management

It appears that the long-suffering management of perhaps the region’s most precious resource and attraction, Byron Shire’s beaches and estuaries, are not a high priority for Sydney-based bureaucrats and the Liberal-Nationals government.

Upgrades for Lighthouse Parade in Ballina

One of the showcase areas of Ballina is about to get a safety and aesthetic upgrade, with the Lighthouse Parade Pedestrian Precinct and Road Safety Project commencing soon.

Stories about "Byron Bay New Year’s Eve":

Alcohol-free family fun: NYE in the Bay

The focus on New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay will be on good, old-fashioned family fun with people of all ages encouraged to celebrate in Jonson Street, according to Byron Mayor, Simon Richardson. 

Locals also to blame for New Year’s fracas: mayor

Mayor Simon Richardson has broken his silence over the deluge of complaints from residents about the bad behaviour of visitors to Byron Bay during New Year, saying that locals were also to blame for some of the bad behaviour.

A tale of two Byrons

Paul Davies, Suffolk Park. A thin sliver of intense red sunlight, like a giant bloody fingernail clipping, cuts above the horizon and soon vanishes up...

Park and ride returns to Byron Bay

The park and ride Magic Bus will run from Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex on Ewingsdale Road into town from December 29 to January 4.

Lack of funds hampers Byron Bay NYE plans

While preparations for this year’s Soul Street New Year's Eve event in Byron Bay are well underway, there is still more engagement needed from the business community, says Byron United president Michael O’Grady.

Safe Summer a success

Cr Simon Richardson, mayor Byron Shire Council. Judging by the unanimously wonderful responses by the community during Soul Street and First Sun, we achieved what we set out to do.

Byron Bay welcomes the New Year

Families were out in force during Byron Bay New Years Eve celebrations with plenty to keep them entertained. ‘Soul Street’, as its name implied, became the heart and soul of downtown CBD, as street performers kept crowds smiling, and active.

Roll up for the Bay’s NYE

Byron Bay is a magnet for revellers during New Year's Eve and this year is no different, but visitors to the town are encouraged to use the Park 'n' Ride scheme.

Paying for tourists

http://youtu.be/YQxZjgyTY0M The New Year holiday break saw tens of thousands of tourists descend on Byron Bay, bringing with them tonnes of rubbish, which was strewn...

Byron celebrates new year

http://youtu.be/J03Mrew9o5M For readers who thought better of braving the drunken streets of Byron Bay on New Year’s Eve, our video reporter Sharon Shostak did it...

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.