A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.
A Murwillumbah businessman and former candidate for the Tweed Shire Council election on September 10 has dropped a bombshell on local National Party big wigs who helped organise his campaign, after a fiasco in which his group’s nomination form for the poll were not lodged.
The NSW Electoral commission has announced a new date for Tweed Shire Council elections, after the previous election, set for 10 September, failed following the death of candidate Ken ‘Stents’ Nicholson last Friday.
Ballina, Byron and Lismore residents can now cast their vote in the upcoming council elections, with pre-polling stations across the three LGAs opening yesterday. Tweed shire residents will have to wait a little longer.
Kingscliff property developer Gales Holgins is seeking to increase truck movements by bringing in fill from the M1 road works rather than using fill from the development site. But Kingscliff Ratepayers and Progress Association say that the impact on residents and business is too high a cost to pay.