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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.
Lismore City Councillors have agreed to workshop democracy and deny unlimited spending power to the general manager after another late-night ordinary meeting this week.
Independent Ballina Shire Councillor and recently elected Deputy Mayor Eoin Johnston says the NSW government has been ‘drip-feeding’ local governments information about recent and proposed changes to planning regulations.
Koalas, climate action and keeping real estate agents out of councils: Tamara Smith’s return to parliament
Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith says she’ll be supporting a Labor proposal to ban real estate agents and property developers from NSW local governments.
Ballina’s lead mayoral candidate determined to ‘keep politics out of the council’ despite past links to The Nationals
The lead candidate for Ballina Mayor has objected to suggestions she could be influenced by party politics.
A reign of non-partisan leadership in the Ballina Shire may well be over, with conservative independent Sharon Cadwallader leading the mayoral vote tally by lunchtime Tuesday.
Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.
This person is claiming that the council is a 'boys'' club and that the out-going mayor is one of them.
Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Sharon Cadwallader is the only woman in the shire running for mayor and arguably one of the most competitive candidates.