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Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

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More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?

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Check a charity’s status before donating to a good cause

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School return comes with COVID-19 measures

Today is the official first day of term one in most NSW schools and as students and parents prepare to start the school year, there are new guidelines in place to manage COVID-19 infections.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.

Stories about "multiple occupancy":

Tweed Council remove options for MOs and other Rural Land Sharing Communities

The removal of Tweed Shire Council from the State Environmental Planning Policy 2019 that allows rural land sharing communities such as multiple occupancies and community title took place at last night’s council meeting.

Will Tweed Council remove final option for RLSC in Tweed Shire?

At its upcoming Council meeting, the Tweed Shire Council is seeking to remove the option of Rural Land Sharing Communities, which includes multiple occupancies and community title.

Contentious Tweed Nightcap Village MO goes from $37m to $39m

The enormous Nightcap Village development application (DA) for multiple rural land sharing communities or multiple occupancies near Uki, stretching between Mt Burrell and Kunghur was under discussion at last Thursday’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Congrats councillors – can you follow through?

Geoffrey Cotton, Clunes Byron Councillors must be congratulated on their newfound concern to protect high-value agricultural land from inappropriate non-farm uses, especially those resulting in residential...

Objections raised over CT, MO dwelling restrictions in Byron Shire

A new group promoting intentional communities on multiple occupancies (MOs) and community titles (CTs) is calling on councillors to reconsider staff’s hard line proposal to prohibit secondary dwellings on all MOs and CTs by Byron Shire Council.

$37m MO public meeting in Uki

A public meeting at Uki Hall last Sunday was called to discuss the 37 million dollar development application for multiple MOs near Uki, stretching between Mt Burrell and Kunghur, that is seeking approval.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Byron Shire Council staff move to limit ‘overdevelopment’ on MOs, CTs

Council planning staff are pushing to prohibit dual occupancies and secondary dwellings on approved multiple occupancies (MO) and community titles (CT) in rural areas.

Proposed Tweed commune’s Illegal works under fire

Luis Feliu Complaints over large-scale illegal building and land clearing for a proposed commune-style village at Mt Burrell in the Tweed Valley has prompted Tweed...

Second chance for MOs in Byron

Byron Shire Council will hold a workshop in the next month on using multiple occupancies (MOs) as a way of increasing its commitment to...

Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.