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Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting.

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Six new local COVID cases reported

Six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District to 8pm last night.

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.

Library restrictions

Under Richmond Tweed Library restrictions announced today, our local libraries are now only offering click and collect, and online...

NSW – bad to worse

While Gladys has left the building and we have a new religious fanatic in the top job, things are...

When is a sock not a sock?

A sock is not talked about much – it’s a simple device that is very well known. As the world...

Epiq sporting facilities ready for summer

Lennox Head’s Clarence Property has just handed over to Ballina Shire Council the newly constructed Community & Sports Amenities Building, at the sports fields opposite Epiq Marketplace, off Hutley Drive.

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Post bushfire funding welcomed

Bushfires can be devastating and climate change is only increasing the risk of future damage to both communities, landscapes and the impact on wildlife.

Toonumbar Dam retreat gets a $330,000 facelift

A rundown retreat at Toonumbar Dam will get a $330,000 facelift after Kyogle Council sought funding support towards undertaking repairs to 20 cabins.

Very High Fire Danger warning

The North Coast has a High Fire Danger warning today with a Very High Fire Danger warning for the far north coast.

Local asbestos program nominated for award

The increase in DYI household renovations has highlights the importance of how to identify asbestos. It was the increasing quantity of asbestos that was unknowingly being taken to waste facilities in the northern rivers that lead to the development of the North East Waste’s Household Asbestos Testing Program.

Lismore urged to reject Kyogle merger

Lismore city council senior staff are urging councillors to reject merging with Kyogle council because Lismore residents would end up bearing the costs.

Lismore, Kyogle mayors cool on merger talks

The state government should be looking at amalgamating Sydney councils before worrying about councils in country areas, according to Lismore’s mayor Jenny Dowell.

Cartoon of the week – 27 October, 2021

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Ben Smith leaving Ballina Council

The unique contributions of current Deputy Mayor Ben Smith to Ballina Shire Council are coming to an end, as he's decided to hang up his councillor hat after thirteen years, and not contest the December election.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: ‘What’s that, Skip?’

I love Kangaroos. Like most people my age I grew up eating my dinner off a Skippy plate. Seeing Sonny and Skip was a real incentive to finish my dinner. I wanted a kangaroo friend too. I wanted to say ‘What’s that, Skip?’ And Skip would tell me ‘There was a murder down at the gorge’...