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Ballina MP mostly welcomes state budget announcements

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has welcomed some of Labor’s funding announcements in last week’s state budget, including a new Fire and Rescue station for Byron Bay and more firies.

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Ballina MP mostly welcomes state budget announcements

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has welcomed some of Labor’s funding announcements in last week’s state budget, including a new Fire and Rescue station for Byron Bay and more firies.

Hormones may be the key to treating anorexia

It has one of the highest death rates of any mental illness, and leads to severe physical and mental health complications. But anorexia nervosa has been poorly understood, under-recognised, under-researched, and underfunded for decades.

Questions remain unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy

Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) members Ben Fawcett and Elia Hauge say their concerns around Mullum’s future...

Spanish Film Festival

It’s fiesta time as the 2024 HSBC Spanish Film Festival, presented by Palace Cinemas, prepares to set screens alight with a superb selection of the finest new films from Spain and Latin America. The festival’s largest lineup to date opens nationally in June at Palace Cinemas.

MP and Cr call for inclusion of social housing in Ballina

Ballina Shire Council will receive $210,000 through the NSW government’s $100 million Resilient Lands Program to help support the delivery of a range of housing options across the Ballina Shire.

Byron Writers Festival 2024 Program

A vibrant program packed with high-profile literary luminaries, and new voices to discover, has been released by the Byron Writers Festival. The event will be held August 9 till 11.

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MACAI will see Lismore Council in court

A local group says Lismore’s Mayor Kreig and his team face a further challenge to their legitimacy as they question their decision making ability.

Lismore Council – you can’t beat the six pack

One of the hottest issues at Lismore Council this year was an application to further extend the life of the Santin quarry at Monaltrie. Among accusations of favours for friends, the application was approved.

Fears quarry will endanger lives at Bentley Community Preschool

Since the Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP) made the decision last week to approve the Bentley Quarry, local farmers and families opposed to the...

Farmers and families ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by Bentley quarry decision

Last week the Northern Regional Planning Panel handed down a decision to approve the Bentley Quarry to the dismay of many of the local farmers and families.

Northern Regional Planning Panel looks at Bentley Quarry

The Northern Regional Planning Panel has notified residents and stakeholders of a determination meeting about the controversial Bentley Quarry on Bentley Rd, to be held next Wednesday.

Mega submission against a mega quarry at Bentley

The people of Bentley don't take things lying down and yesterday members of the Beyond Bentley group arrived on the doorstep of the Richmond Valley Council offices to deliver a 351-page mega submission opposing a 'mega quarry'.

Bentley community takes ‘mega’ quarry to court

Beyond Bentley – Our Sustainable Future Incorporated has commenced proceedings in the NSW Land and Environment Court to stop the Bentley Quarry.

Quarry owners say they are listening to the locals

According to Rob and Sarah McKenzie, owners of the Bentley Quarry, the impacts of the proposed expansion of the site will be fully managed.

Proposed quarry expansion opposed by the farmers of Bentley

You would need to be a pretty tough customer to come up against the Bentley farmers, yet, that is exactly what Rob and Sarah McKenzie, the operators of the Bentley Quarry, what they say is a local, family-operated business, are doing.

Road use charges for trucks in Tweed?

There are plenty of truck movements on Tweed Shire’s roads and the numbers are only going to increase as more of the large residential developments at Kingscliff and Kings Forest get built.

Daniel Mookhey walks the line with NSW budget

NSW Treasurer Daniel Mookhey's second budget in nine months, unveiled last week, was a classic Labor document in its support for education and health, somewhat brave in its slugging of property investors, and disingenuous in its blaming of the GST carve-up for the financial woes of NSW going forward.

Drones not detonation

The extraordinary popularity of the Vivid light shows in Sydney has exploded this year, but quietly, thanks to the ‘Love is in the Air’...

Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

Yes, peace is the solution

Both Duncan Shipley-Smith and John Scrivener yet again display the same responses that I talk about over, and over and over again. They do...