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At last! The 2023 Lismore Eisteddfod
Finally, after an absence of three years, we are back on our feet. Covid and the 2022 Lismore flood...
Despite a ‘tough budget environment’, where Council can’t find $15,000 per annum to maintain a tree planting initiative on land it manages, there will be $250,000 spent on employing two more compliance officers and purchasing another ‘enforcement’ vehicle.
Tweed Sustainability Awards kick off with nominations now open
Nominations for outstanding efforts by members of the Tweed community to protect and care for the Tweed’s precious environment are being sought as part of this year’s Tweed Sustainability Awards.
#BeatPlasticPollution this World Environment Day
It’s World Environment Day and this year the spotlight is on finding solutions to plastic pollution – #BeatPlasticPollution.
Getting Real About The Voice
Responding to Ian Pratt in an attempt to ‘get real about the Voice’. The proposal does not challenge the...
Sustainable fashion course in Byron this season
Born in Byron, bred in a sweatshop, made from earth-destroying parts and brought back to you with copious carbon miles… it’s fast fashion, but it’s not a good look.
Bring your breasts to Mullumbimby
With early detection being a key to good outcomes, women are being invited to visit the BreastScreen mobile until when it visits Mullumbimby from mid June to mid July.
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Lismore Council September wrap
The last Lismore City Council meeting was a pretty short one, by Lismore standards, but they still managed to argue about quite a few issues, and agree on a few more.
Lismore post-flood recovery roundtable gets up
At its recent meeting, Lismore City Council voted to convene a roundtable public forum before the end of the year for stakeholders to speak on the current state of play with flood recovery, and share ideas for the way forward.
Flood-ravaged Lismore fails to divest from dirty power, again
At this week's Lismore City Council meeting, a motion from Cr Adam Guise to switch to 100 per cent renewable energy and remove $92m worth of council's investment exposure to fossil fuels was defeated.
Lismore Council backs library and Magpie Centre
There were two beacons of light emerging from another tumultuous Lismore City Council meeting last night, with broad support for a temporary pop-up library in town and a community and youth centre in Goonellabah.
Democracy, DAs and the almighty council GM: late night power plays in Lismore
Lismore City Councillors have agreed to workshop democracy and deny unlimited spending power to the general manager after another late-night ordinary meeting this week.
Expert says ‘it’s reasonable to rule the Dunoon Dam option out’
It appears Cr Big Rob cherry-picked Professor Stuart White's comments about the Dunoon Dam and used them out of context which may have not given the other Rous Councillors the full picture of the viability of the project.
Nimbin community to wait for clarity on 7 Sibley Street
In a continuation of unpicking the past at this week’s ordinary meeting, new Lismore City Councillor Big Rob proposed a motion to reconsider another decision made by the last Council in November.
An unexpected vote for two Rous representatives from Lismore Council
Last night the new Lismore City Council voted for two Councillors to represent Lismore on Rous County Council, even though the agenda was clear that Rous County Council voting had been excluded owing to the requirement for a minimum nomination period of 21 days.
Global Village and Little Splendour
With the countdown to Splendour in the Grass well and truly on, the festival is thrilled to reveal the lineups for Global Village and...
¡Viva la fiesta!
The HSBC Spanish Film Festival presented by Palace, an annual celebration of film and culture from Spain and Latin America, will screen at Palace...
Classic storytelling from Tim
Tim Freedman has been developing an alt-country outfit since 2021 – The Whitlams Black Stump Band – which features some of Australia’s finest roots...
Height limit pushed again in Byron CBD
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Is it okay to breach a town’s building height limit by 30 per cent so your holiday unit development can have a roof top swimming pool?