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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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Delay on clothes-optional beach decision 

Tyagarah Beach will remain a clothes-optional location until at least June 30, after the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) bowed to a concerted campaign from the local naturist community.

SAE Institute now a University College

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

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.

Bulldozers

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

Seniors Festival returns March 11

The Byron Seniors Festival is back, and will be held from March 11 to 15 at the Byron Community Centre.

Sleepbus service opens in Ballina

Sleepbus, the innovative solution for rough sleepers, has opened in Ballina after relocating from Byron Bay.

Stories about "Flooding":

King tides and flood warning in Ballina this weekend

King tides expected in Ballina over the weekend may lead to minor flooding over some local roads, the Ballina Shire Council was warning Thursday.

Northern Rivers on Flood Watch

An official ‘Flood Watch’ continues for the Northern Rivers and other parts of NSW after the bureau of meteorology (BoM) first issued the alert Sunday.

Queensland flooding disaster update

Record rainfall continues to pound Far North Queensland in the wake of Cyclone Jasper, with planes underwater at Cairns Airport, more than 250 emergency rescues overnight, and people trapped on the roof of the hospital in Wujal Wujal.

Primary schools celebrate post-flood work completion

A mere 22 months since the catastrophic flooding which caused widespread devastation across the Northern Rivers, a major rebuild and upgrades have been completed at two impacted primary schools

Flood recovery projects completed in Ballina and Lismore

Residents and visitors have had safe road access restored after the NSW Government completed more than $85,000 in flood repairs on two Crown roads in the Ballina and Lismore regions.

First buyback offers for flooded homeowners

Flooded homeowners have been waiting a long time to hear the news that buybacks have begun.

Omira Property Group DA returns to Ballina Council

A new version of a large development application affecting Camden and Norton Streets in Ballina has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council, but neighbouring residents say their major concerns have not been addressed.

Climate change likely to bring more compound disasters

The 2022 floods have caused $5.3billion in damage. Black Summer bushfires caused almost $2.5 billion in damage. Three consecutive La Nina events, or multiple droughts and heatwaves likely to become more common.

West Ballina locals concerned about new flood risk

A large group of West Ballina residents are alarmed about a DA which has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Horizon Drive. The proposal, for a STEM and Digital Technology Centre, is planned for a well-known flood-prone area which previously acted as part of a large retention pond.

Dinner with the GG and more, Ballina Council May wrap

Water, croquet, parks, sheds, Wardell and vice-regal visits were on the agenda for Ballina's May meeting.

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.