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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’...

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

The earliest unequivocally modern human remains in Africa

There may be earlier remains of modern humans – but science is certain about these ones.

First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Northern NSW Local Health District COVID update for January 14

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 8pm last night, January 13, there were 905 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the District – this figure does not include positive rapid antigen tests (RAT) for the reporting period.

Stories about "Clarrie Hall Dam":

Clarrie Hall Dam red alert for blue-green algae

Council has issued a red alert for blue-green algae at Clarrie Hall Dam following its latest water test results.

Blue-green algae amber alert at Clarrie Hall Dam

Tweed Shire Council says its reticulated water supply remains safe to drink as water treatment processes remove any potential toxins, together with taste and odour compounds, from blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae alert downgraded at Bray Park Weir

The recent rainfall has helped downgrade blue-green algae alerts across the region. Bray Park Weir has now been downgraded from amber to green which means...

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Bray Park Weir

Tweed Shire Council are assuring residents that the mains water supply for Tweed Shire remains drinkable despite the amber alert for blue-green algae for...

Blue-green algae alert at Clarrie Hall Dam and Bray Park Weir

The amber alert for Clarrie Hall Dam has been downgraded to green and a green alert has now been issued for Bray Park Weir.

19 archaeological sites to be inundated by dam

Tweed Shire Council say that the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed raising of Clarrie Hall Dam has met a milestone with completion last week of the cultural heritage excavations.

There is no life without water: time to save

Yes, the recent rain is wonderful, but acting on water use restrictions must become our usual way of life, at least until the drought is over.

The ‘new gold’-diggers: water ‘miners’, desperate farmers and thirsty councils

As local governments across the Northern Rivers announce increased water restrictions, more regional politicians are backing an end to water extraction for the bottled water industry.

Water restrictions likely by Christmas for the Tweed

The council’s target is for residents to use 160 litres per person per day.

Understanding the impact of raising Clarrie Hall Dam

Aquatic habitat in Doon Doon Creek and the Tweed River will be mapped over the next year by scientists from EcoLogical who are looking at how the raising of Clarrie Hall Dam may impact on fish and other aquatic species.

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night (19 January) while there were...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.