8.2 C
Byron Shire
August 16, 2022
Home Tags Fit for the Future

Latest News

Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Other News

Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’...

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last...

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Stories about "Fit for the Future":

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.

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of purely political and so-called economics!...

Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton.

Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.

Have your say on aged care facility in Kingscliff  

The developers of new $150 million redevelopment ‘designed to meet the growing and evolving needs of seniors in the region’, are inviting Kingscliff residents to take part in community consultation.