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SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

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Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Councillors move to create alternative housing market

Byron Council is aiming to make 10 per cent of local housing genuinely affordable within the space of a decade, under a brave and ambitious plan to implement a Community Land Trust (CLT) model across the Shire.  

Sprout lovers

Sprouts can sometimes be overlooked on the weekly grocery list… except for those in the know, of course!

Francis Cloake in running for National Portrait Prize

Byron Bay's Francis Cloake is one of two Northern Rivers photographers named as a finalist in the prestigious Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.

Stories about "Planning":

Council is killing heritage

June Grant, Mullumbimby I am inspired by your article of last week (27 January) to write, with a scintilla of irrepressible hope, about the failure...

Council wants feedback on Nimbin development

Lismore City Council is seeking community feedback to inform a review of Nimbin’s planning controls to guide future development and growth in and around the village.

Lismore Council wants your 2020 future sight

How often have we wished we had 2020 hindsight? So many aspects of our life now could be different because of better decisions made 20 years ago.

Have your say on managing Lake Ainsworth

The Ballina Shire Council has endorsed a draft Lake Ainsworth Coastal Management Program (CMP) and is now seeking feedback from the community at a series of information sessions.

How to win arguments and influence outcomes: a guide to the development application process

Unless you trawl through the newspaper or Council’s website daily how can you find out what might be happening in your neighbourhood?

Construction of rural cabins and farm stays in Acting Mayor’s sights

The practice of building rural cabins and farmstays in order to cash in on tourism in the Shire would be significantly restricted under a proposal to be voted on at this week’s Byron Council meeting.

Senior NSW planner to visit Byron Council

NSW chief planner Gary White will be visiting Byron Shire to discuss planning matters with Byron Shire Council staff and councillors.

Can we improve the development application (DA) process?

Locals are increasingly finding themselves facing large inappropriate development applications (DAs) that dramatically impact on amenity and diminish biodiversity. Arguably this has already occurred...

A closer peek at the Saddle Road residential proposal

An invitation by councillors for Saddle Road landowners to lodge a large planning proposal for affordable housing still has many neighbours offside; they claim...

Tweed rural strategy wins planning award

A vision for the sustainability and future growth of the Tweed’s unique rural villages has been honoured with one of the state’s most prestigious planning awards.

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.

Professor Graham Samuel says dementia care is personal

In a moving address to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graham Samuel AC shared his personal experience of dementia – the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of the disease.