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Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

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Biggest corporate greenwashers revealed by Greenpeace

According to a new analysis by Greenpeace, most of Australia’s highest-emitting companies that have implemented net-zero emission commitments do not have any will to meet their target.

Mighty energetic greens

  Avi Karny wasn’t always an organic farmer. He began his professional life as a scientist, completing a Masters in...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow...

Large Wilsons Creek Community Title given green light

Plans for a 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek will proceed to the next stage of the planning process, without further amendment, despite the community expressing concerns around flooding and traffic safety.

Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

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Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Red Cross offers additional bushfire grants

Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

$50,000 in grants for sixteen Tweed sports clubs

Tweed sporting organisations have received a welcome boost with the announcement of the Local Sport Grants Program by the NSW Government.

Local MPs announce funding for local sports clubs

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina, yesterday announced $50,000 in funding for a total of fifteen sports clubs in her electorate.

$250m to councils for bushfire recovery

NSW’s peak body for councils has welcomed $250 million in State and Commonwealth government funding to help local communities left reeling from the economic devastation of last summer’s bushfires.

Solar panel and battery recycling grants

As the renewables revolution has accelerated, e-waste problems with solar panels and batteries have emerged. A new round of grants from the NSW EPA aims to prevent these items going to landfill.

Local Landcare gets $200,000 in grants

Federal and Goonengerry Landcare groups have secured $200,000 in grants to improve, restore and protect the Byron Shire hinterland’s biodiversity values.

Financial incentives available for heritage projects

Owners of properties in the Tweed that are either heritage-listed or within a heritage conservation area are invited to apply for funding as part of Council's Local Heritage Assistance Fund grants program. 

Health and wellbeing grants announced for youth projects

The Northern NSW government has announced the winners of their Youth Health and Wellbeing Grants. 

Need to write a grant application?

Are you interested in writing a grant application? Whether it is for the arts or infrastructure Jim Beatson and Cherie Bromley have a wealth of experience to share with you. The grant writing workshops are being run through the Byron Community Centre Volunteer Hub .

Electrici-wee? Getting energy from wastewater

Could we ever use urine to power batteries? An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

Community gardeners get busy in Suffolk

Suffolk Park Community Gardens was breifly out of lockdown last week, and the gardeners couldn’t wait to get back in the garden.

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.