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Ballina's beloved Jetboat Rescue Service was given temporary permission to return to the water on the weekend, with conditions. The future of the service was also one of the main items of discussion at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting, following a motion put forward by Cr Eoin Johnston.
Greater efforts at reconciliation with First Nations people in the Ballina Shire when it comes to place-names is to happen after furious agreement at June’s council meeting.
The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to seek transparency and details from the NSW planning department about changes to planning approval regulations. Independent Deputy...
Independent Ballina Shire Councillor and recently elected Deputy Mayor Eoin Johnston says the NSW government has been ‘drip-feeding’ local governments information about recent and proposed changes to planning regulations.
The first meeting of the year was a very different affair to 2021, with David Wright no longer in the mayor's chair and a number of new councillors finding their way into their roles. A new deputy mayor and Rous County Council representatives were also elected.
Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.
Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Eoin Johnston says he’s long had a secret desire to become ‘some sort of a politician’ and the position of mayor is next on his agenda.
The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.