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Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

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Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

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A matter of choice

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Flood Watch and road closures

The Bureau of Meteorology have issued a Flood Watch for the Northern Rivers. Predicted heavy rain falls of 75-150mm are expected, with higher isolated falls possible, over the coming days into early next week.

Overflow channel could spare Lismore CBD in future flood

Lismore mayor Isaac Smith has welcomed the announcement of $8.2 million from the NSW Government for flood mitigation works, saying it could bolster renewed business growth.

Lismore ALP candidate attacks Nationals’ ‘phony’ flood petition

Labor's Lismore candidate, Janelle Saffin, queries why her National Party counterpart is ‘petitioning the government for flood funding’ even as it is slashing available funds.

After the Flood community health and wellbeing project launched

This week marks six months since the Northern Rivers was devastated by Cyclone Debbie and the floods, and the recovery process is still continuing. Now a survey has been launched to find out how people are doing.

Lismore flood looter gets community service

A Jiggi man who looted two CBD stores and the Lismore Fire Station on the Sunday morning of this year's devastating flood will not receive a custodial sentence; he has been ordered to complete community service instead.

Lismore flood review describes response as ‘chaotic and grossly negligent’

A South Lismore trucking business lost three fully loaded trucks during the March flood because a policeman refused to remove a barrier blocking their escape from rising flood-waters, despite the road to higher ground being clear. The trucking company's story is highlighted in a review of the flood response prepared by Lismore citizens.

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.