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At its last meeting, Ballina Shire Council voted for one of the three Rs of local government – roads, rates and rubbish – to be entirely taken over by a private company, with council's existing rubbish collection vehicles to be sold off as part of the deal, for $740,000.
At its last meeting, Ballina Shire Council discussed whether community donations expenditures to Ballina Marine Rescue were warranted, including $9,000 for insurance cover and maintenance costs for the Ballina rescue jetboat, which is now under the auspices of Marine Rescue NSW.
The future of a volunteer-led community disaster recovery response group on the Northern Rivers remains in jeopardy after a local council voted against subsidising its rent.
After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.
A minor item on Ballina Shire Council's agenda this week blew up when Cr Rod Bruem decided to add a last minute alteration to Ballina's investment strategy.
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.
Late during yesterday's epic Ballina Shire Council meeting, there was an intense discussion over the present and future of libraries in the region, brought on by the controversial closure of all local libraries, apart from Click and Collect, by the Richmond Tweed Regional Library.
Bringing the soul and spirit of Spanish flamenco, the acclaimed Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Lara will inspire and capture the imagination of Australian audiences with the release and launch of his new album Duende, a self-produced album of original compositions.
Byron Bay Cycling Club’s (BBCC) inaugural closed road race through and around Lismore has been deemed a ‘success’ attracting 108 competitors and raising over...