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