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A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

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Water Night coming tomorrow

Rous County Council is putting residents of the Northern Rivers to the test by challenging households to take up the Water Night Challenge.

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

Slanted and bulldozed

Thanks to Paul Bibby for his (22 September) story, which addresses the outcome of the Council meeting on 16...

Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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Unfit for the future

Antoinette Ensbey, Bangalow The 'Fit for the Future' government program has it all to progress our lives backwards down the lane we just came from....

Roundhouse funds lead to roads, parks

Road resurfacing in north Byron Shire has taken by far the biggest slice of the ‘Roundhouse’ land-sale cash, after councillors voted last Thursday on where the allocation of funds will go.

Richmond Valley to consider merger with Kyogle

Richmond Valley councillors will consider merging with Kyogle Shire Council but would want the state government to stump up at least $20 to $30 million to tackle Kyogle’s infrastructure backlog.

Kyogle votes to remain a stand-alone council

Kyogle Shire Council has voted 5/4 to remain a stand-alone council and reject any proposals for a merger.

Lismore urged to reject Kyogle merger

Lismore city council senior staff are urging councillors to reject merging with Kyogle council because Lismore residents would end up bearing the costs.

Upper house inquiry finds IPART ‘unfit’ for local govt review

The NSW Government has failed to make a case for forced council amalgamations, and ‘unreliable’ criteria necessitates the withdrawal of Government claims councils are unfit, according to the findings of a parliamentary inquiry into local government.

IPART not fit, say Greens

With the state government set to make decisions about the future of local government based on decisions reached by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal, the Greens say IPART itself is not fit to make the call.

Tweed, Kyogle fail first merger muster

Tweed shire has been ruled ‘unfit for the future’ under the state government’s merger plan for the 152 councils across the state, but its general manager says amalgamation is not on the cards.

Opposition welcomes ‘Fit for the Future’ inquiry

Shadoow local government minister Peter Primrose yesterday welcomed a parliamentary inquiry into the Liberals’ ‘Fit for the Future’ program for the state's councils, which he described as 'controversial'.

Richmond Valley residents face rate rises

Richmond Valley residents will be slugged with increased rates as the council attempts to deliver budget surpluses over the next four years.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

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.