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$6.8 million Tweed pound contract awarded

The Tweed Shire Council has awarded a $6.8 million contract for design and construction of a new state-of-the-art animal pound and rehoming centre.

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Rising Tide activists head to Justine Elliot’s office with kayaks

Today saw just over 40 people kayak from John Follent Park in Tweed Heads to Faux Park in South Tweed, before walking close to a one km with their kayaks to the Labor Member for Richmond's Office to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects.

Drones not detonation

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

Wilsons Creek Public School scoops NSW Landcare award

Wilsons Creek Public School was honoured with the Woolworths Junior Landcare Award on June 3 at the NSW Landcare Awards.

Volunteer groups get funding

Fourteen projects led by volunteer groups have been awarded $300,000 through the Community Building Partnership Program, says local Greens MP, Tamara Smith.

The danger years for food allergies

A University of Queensland project aims to make the teenage years safer for Australian children diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies. 

No ‘key worker’ or ‘affordable housing’ for Ballina Council’s Wollongbar development

On the second last piece of Ballina Shire Council-owned residential land they have decided to develop the land with no affordable or public housing components. 

Stories about "rates rise":

Rates storm in a tea cup?

The conversation around any council’s rates rise is always going to be a fiery one and this week Cr Jeff Johnson from Ballina Shire Council says there is no justification for latest ‘cash grab’ by Council and Cr Keith Williams has responded.

Burden all on Byron ratepayers

Kathryn McConnochie, Byron Bay. In order to be 'Fit for the Future' the State Government required Byron Shire Council to impose a rate rise in order to balance its budget, otherwise there was a risk of our shire being amalgamated with other councils.

Ballina rate rise approved – but only for one year

Ballina Shire Council has had its application for a rate rise approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal but IPART rejected a request for the rise to be permanent.

Byron’s rate hike makes it even more unaffordable

Cr Paul Spooner, Byron Bay. Byron Shire Council has now submitted to the state government to pursue a 33.5 per cent permanent rate rise across the shire.

Curtains up on Byron High’s debut musical

After many months of hard work and rehearsing, Byron Bay High School students and staff  are about to perform their musical whodunnit on June...

Wallum developer welcomes arrests

The developer behind the beleaguered Wallum urban subdivision on rare and sensitive land in Brunswick Heads welcomed the recent arrests of protectors who have blockaded the site over the last four months.

Fresh police appeal for witnesses in Gage Wilson case

Police have issued a fresh public appeal for witnesses in the case of missing Mullumbimby man Gage Wilson.

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.