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Government convenes Coastal Water Safety Roundtable today

NSW Minister for Emergency Services Jihad Dib will lead an expert roundtable looking at how more lives can be saved on NSW beaches after more than a dozen coastal drownings this summer.

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The clean beach quest is on this Sunday!

Two local beach clean-ups, as part of Clean Up Australia Day, will be held in Bruns and Byron on March 3.

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native...

Bulldozers

Council’s excuse for letting the bulldozers into the Wallum site is that it will lose in court and waste...

Coastal hazard assessment study released

The way in which coastlines are managed is moving forward, with a consultant report – Byron Shire Coastal Hazard Assessment (CHA) – being released by Council. 

Time to go? The costly impact of climate change on the housing hip pocket

Jennifer Woods had lived in Wagga Wagga her whole life, a single parent of four children, a social worker and no stranger to what life on a floodplain might throw the way of anyone living there: the town has learnt to cope with floods – 60 have been registered since Federation.

SAE Institute now a University College

Creative media educator, SAE, says it is has been reclassified from institute to a University College. 

Stories about "electricity":

Kyogle – no electricity Sunday, 27 August

3,700 homes and businesses throughout Kyogle and surrounding towns will be without electricity from 8am to 4pm on Sunday, 27 August.

Govt management? Try anger management 

With so many failures of government to be angry at this month, it is hard to know where to start. An anger management course? 

Australia’s environmental scorecard: how are we performing? And whose job is it anyway?

Amidst the rhetoric, what are the real numbers on Australia’s environmental performance?

Energy costs to rise

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) last week approved significant electricity price increases starting this month.

3,900 Essential Energy customers back on, 8,600 to go

Essential Energy is continuing to work to get customer's power back on throughout the Northern Rivers region. They have another 8,600 customers still waiting...

10,300 customers still without power following flood devastation

Essential Energy says it is continuing to work to restore energy to flood-affected areas throughout the Northern Rivers as 10,300 customers remain without services.  ‘Our...

Solar panels pose danger in floods, even when power is out

People with solar panels in flood affected areas were warned on Monday of injuries and potentially deaths associated with inundanted electrical systems.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Sustainability

David Gilet, Byron Bay In regard to sustainable villages – I recently watched a documentary on giraffes in the country of Niger. The people, their...

What to do with the poo?

Australia has lagged behind the rest of the world in waste processing and Southern Cross University is bringing Australia to the table.

People becoming severely ill at home due to heat

People experiencing financial and social disadvantage are struggling to keep their homes cool in summer and becoming seriously unwell from the heat, new ACOSS research has found.

Firefighters called to Bruns Bakery yesterday

Fire and Rescue NSW say they attended commercial premises in Fingal Street in Brunswick Heads after reports of an electrical fire at 4pm yesterday afternoon.

Rifle Range Road upgrade about to start

It’s a project that has endured many delays, but Byron Shire Council says the upgrade of Rifle Range Road at Bangalow is finally due to start in early April.

Invasive Species Council gives evidence to federal fire ant inquiry

A Senate Committee inquiry will hear evidence today that changes are needed in Australia’s fire ant response – including the creation of an independent eradication authority.