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Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

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Tweed Council refuse aged care facility Tweed Heads

The proposed aged care facility at Caloola Drive Tweed Heads (DA20/0712) was refused at the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday.

Base nurse finalist in NSW Health Excellence awards

A Lismore Base Hospital staff member has been recognised for excellence in nursing and midwifery. Emily Green is among 30 finalists nominated for the 10th annual NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

A well-thought-out blend

Noy Ben Ami always brings a well-thought-out blend of his original music, which is constantly fusing elements of rock,...

Developer sparks storage stress

Byron-based property owner/developer, Josh Thompson, has created a shitstorm within the community after trying to evict customers renting 160 units at his ACE storage facility within a week, to make way for 26 warehouses.

Increase in Reef coral cover comes with a warning

As we witness the ongoing destruction of the Great Barrier Reef by global warming and climate change, new data showing an increase in coral cover in some areas of the Reef is promising news.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Abandoned by her family as a girl in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina, Kya Clark, otherwise known to...

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Ballina Shire Council approved for special rate increase

Ratepayers in the Ballina Shire can expect slightly higher bills for council services and infrastructure maintenance after approval from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.

Solar ‘feed-in’ payments set to double

About 8677 households and businesses in the Lismore electorate alone, and across the state, could soon be eligible for higher prices for the solar power they feed in to the grid.

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 rejects merging with Kyogle

Tweed Shire Council has rejected merging with neighbouring Kyogle Council, which was found to be ‘unfit’ to stand alone under the state government’s Fit for the Future (FFTF) review announced this week.

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.

Lismore considers rate to restore farmland

Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell said talk of a special rate variation to create a fund for farmers to do habitat restoration work on their land was premature.

Rate hike prompts Richmond Valley break-up call

Richmond Valley Council has announced it will increase its rates by almost 40 per cent in the next five years, leading a prominent council-watcher to call for the LGA to be broken up.

Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Car park housing

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

Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’.