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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

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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.

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...