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NSW ‘Crisis Cabinet’ failed in crisis

As the Northern Rivers goes back into lockdown once again as a result of people coming to the area from Sydney it has been revealed that the ‘Crisis Cabinet’ failed to meet during key crisis points.

Old Byron Hospital advisory group seeks members

Eight members for an advisory group are being sought to help shape a new ‘social impact-focused community hub’ at the Old Byron Hospital site.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Woman charged over alleged Public Health Order Breaches – Tweed/Byron

A woman has been charged over multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Orders in the Tweed and Byron shires.

Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the...

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Ballina Shire Council votes down affordable housing at old depot

A majority of Ballina Shire councillors have voted against developing an affordable housing project on Ballina Island’s state-owned old depot.

Calls for Royal Commission into housing crisis

The council also voted to write to the NSW Planning Minister about short-term rental accommodation policy reforms.

Former Greens councillor to run for Ballina Mayor

Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson has confirmed he’ll be running for mayor in September’s local government elections.

Ballina Council June wrap-up

June's meeting covered a lot of ground as Ballina's councillors positioned themselves for local elections coming in September.

Ballina parts ways with Arts Northern Rivers

A discussion about funding priorities for the next year became a debate about local versus regional arts funding at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Ballina’s Cr Cadwallader won’t let Dunoon Dam go

The Dunoon Dam made an unscheduled appearance late in the last Ballina Shire Council meeting on the back of a motion put forward by Cr Phillip Meehan and seconded by Cr Sharon Cadwallader.

Latest attempt to control 4WDs at Lennox fails

Cr Jeff Johnson's latest motion to limit 4WD vehicle numbers on Seven Mile Beach failed to get the numbers to progress at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Lennox community garden’s orchard saved

Yesterday Ballina Shire Council reversed its earlier decision to allow the Lions Club to use the orchard area of the Lennox Head Community Garden for a new shed. Lions is now likely to use its grant to get an improved shed at Skennars Head.

Cr Jeff Johnson calls for affordable housing initiative

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson has a housing proposal for Ballina Council which will be discussed at today's meeting, following a recent workshop with Social Futures and North Coast Community Housing.

Independent Ballina councillor determined to reduce 4WD beach impacts

Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson says he isn’t giving up hope for reduced 4WD access to Seven Mile Beach.

A smoothie operator

Mullum, the town with everything, now has its own new specialty smoothie bar...

Byron and Tweed lockdown to end at midnight!

The lockdowns in the Byron and Tweed local government areas will end at midnight tonight, with no further cases having been detected in either area.

Murwillumbah TAFE offers new course to meet pharmacy skills shortage

Murwillumbah TAFE has introduced a new course to meet the growing demand for local pharmacy services brought about by COVID-19.

Ballina mayor hopeful loses bid for independent water science team a second time

Cr Cadwallader's second version of the motion came with an extra suggestion referring directly to the dumped option of a new hinterland dam in Dunoon.