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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Richmond Valley Council looks at thermal waste to energy

At last night’s Richmond Valley Council meeting, councillors looked at a recommendation that Council receives and notes the information on the next steps to seek Alternate Waste Treatment solutions for landfill and recyclable waste streams.

Images released of men who robbed the Byron Bowlo

Detectives investigating the armed robbery of a licensed premises in Byron Bay earlier this year, have released CCTV images and are appealing for public information that may assist their inquiries.

A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

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Australia Day Warning from your local SLSC

Surf Life Saving New South Wales has issued a warning to beachgoers to heed safety advice after a huge weekend on beaches, with heatwave conditions and large swells forecast for today.

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

Saving lives by watching kids near water

Research shows that, over the past 18 years, 507 children aged 0 to 4 years drowned. Of these, 207 (41%) were aged one year.

Man drowned near Coffs Harbour

Emergency services responded to reports of two swimmers who looked as though they were struggling at Uranga Beach, south of Coffs Harbour, just after 11.30am yesterday.

Near drowning at Brunswick Heads

A near drowning took place in the river at Brunswick Heads yesterday (Tuesday February 19) at around 11am leaving 20 year old male in critical condition.

Swimmer drowns at Suffolk Park

Despite the best efforts of first responders, a man has drowned after getting into difficulty at Suffolk Park beach. The 21-year-old Brisbane man was pulled unconscious from the surf by a member of the public shortly before 12:30pm.

Surfer confirmed drowned at Fingal Head

A man has tragically drowned after he went missing while bodyboarding at Fingal Beach near Tweed Heads on Sunday.

Body found floating at Cape Byron

The body of a man has been found after he apparently drowned at The Pass, near Cape Byron, earlier today.

Divers called in to search for missing swimmer

Police have resumed a search for a teenage boy who has been missing in surf at a north coast beach since Saturday. Police divers will today be brought in after an extensive multi-agency search has failed to find any trace of the teen.

Two men die during Murwillumbah floods

Police are investigating after a man’s body was located at a caravan park on Tweed Valley Way, South Murwillumbah on Saturday afternoon. Separately, a man collapsed and died at his Murwillumbah home in the early hours of Friday morning.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

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.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...