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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Holiday lets

David Wallace, Suffolk Park The following query was recently sent to NSW Planning Minister Mr Rob Stokes: On Friday, 9 April, 2021,...

Paramedic pay

Sue McLeod, Myocum  I was saddened by the plight of our paramedics and their union’s frustrated attempts to seek a pay...

Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Death for koalas

Maria Paola Torti, Italy I’m Maria Paola Torti. I live in Italy, and I’m very concerned with the NSW coalition government’s...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Decisive handling

Keith Duncan, Pimlico It’s great to see popular Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews rehabilitating well and on-track to return to work. His...

Stories about "NSW border":

Lobbying underway for border easing

Local mayors and council general managers across the region have joined forces in a bid to convince the QLD government to ease its draconian border restrictions.

Are you in the border zone? QLD to close border at 1am

As Queensland puts a hard close on its borders to NSW, Victoria and the ACT at 1am Saturday morning (8 August) they have agreed to exemptions for border towns.

Tightening borders as charges laid for false border declarations

As of yesterday there were 11 active cases of COVID-19 in Queensland with five of them being treated in hospital. This has led to a tightening of the NSW QLD border and charges being laid.

Moving Queensland/NSW border check points gets mixed response

The impact of COVID-19 on the border towns of NSW and Queensland is having a significant consequences with delays in crossing the border as well as being a challenge for the integrated communities as they move forward.

Border checkpoints between Byron and Tweed Shires?

Border towns and regions are intertwined not only through business but also through use of medical services, families and in areas like schooling and community sport.

Queensland set to tighten border crossings

The border crossing between NSW and Queensland will become stricter from midday on Friday with a mix of checkpoints and hard closures between the states.

Border pass required for returning Queenslanders

At 11.59pm tonight (10 April, 2020) new restrictions will come into place for anyone wanting to cross the Queensland border.

Tamara Smith opposes border closure

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith says she doesn’t agree with calls to close the New South Wales border.

Queensland tightens border restrictions

Tighter restrictions came into force for people crossing into Queensland from NSW on the Gold Coast this morning.

Close the NSW border says Elliot

Concern has been increasing about visitors still crossing the border from Queensland to NSW who might be spreading the COVID-19 virus leading to a call to close the NSW border.

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.