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Tallowood Estate open space deal on hold

Byron Shire Councillors have deferred a decision on whether to accept an offer on a large parcel of forested ridgeline land above the Tallowood Ridge Estate near Mullumbimby.

MIA: Balson on Wallum

Dear Cr Balson, I understand that you attended the Byron Council meeting last Thursday very briefly, but absented yourself from...

Tweed BMX freestyler wins national gold

Tweed-based BMX freestyler Will Spedding has backed up a state championship with a national title and is now set...

Pain

I am about to undergo knee replacement surgery and have been advised by Tweed Hospital that as this is...

Matcha Byron

The cornerstone of traditional Japanese tea ceremonies for centuries, matcha is enjoying a burst of popularity for its health benefits. It’s finely ground green tea – its vibrant colour is due to the leaves’ high chlorophyll levels, and it’s supercharged with antioxidants.

Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

Stories about "rate rise":

Conversations about Tweed’s proposed Special Rate Variation

Tweed Council is seeking to apply for a 2.35 per cent rise in general rates in addition to the pegged rate rise already approved for all NSW local governments.

Lismore Council calls for community input on service cuts

Lismore City Council has acknowledged that with the current tight financial climate they will be looking to the community to determine which services they value and which services they are willing to have cut.

Byron GM hits back at rate-rise claims

Byron rates are not 'among the highest in the state', councillors are not being 'blindly led' by staff and the shire could be forcibly amalgamated unless a Special Rate Variation is approved, says the council's general manager.

Rate rise flagged for Byron council

Up for discussion and voting by the new crop of Byron Shire councillors at their first official meeting this Thursday will be a proposal by staff to increase rates with a special variation of 12.5 per cent over four years.

Public meetings to hear Ballina council’s rate rise proposal

Public meetings will be held across Ballina shire in coming days as the council attempts to sell its proposal to increase rates to improve its pools.

Ballina wants rate rise to pay for pools

Ballina shire council will embark on a major consultation with residents around its plan to raise rates by 5.5 per cent for 2015/16 and 2016/17. The aim is raise $4 million in loans for the redevelopment of the Alstonville and Ballina swimming pools.

Punishment

There is a justice problem in criminal assault cases if a person who claims to have been assaulted makes a formal complaint, such that...

Lighthouse Road

The section from the bus stop on Lighthouse Road to the divide of the road to Byron Bay, is totally unacceptable. It’s putrid for...

4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of the facts presented. 4,000 people...

Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the basecamp of the Save Wallum...