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Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

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Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Stories about "rooftop solar":

North Coast could become a NSW clean-energy superpower: report

The North Coast is set to become one of five renewable-energy ‘superpowers’ in NSW that could replace the state’s five coal-burning power stations by 2030, a new report by the Nature Conservation Council has found.

Beware of solar scams

Lee Cass, Byron Bay. A warning to people wanting to go with solar power: comparing quotes and systems is a bit like comparing mobile...

‘Sun King’s’ ultra light, flexible PV to reshape solar market

Dr Zhengrong Shi, the founder of Suntech and the former UNSW PhD graduate known as the ‘Sun King’, is returning to the solar market with a newly developed lightweight, ultra-thin and flexible panel that he is hailing as the biggest change to the solar industry in decades.

North coast residents ripped off by solar tariffs: MP

Many NSW residents who have solar panels on their rooftops are being paid less than half of their Victorian counterparts after a recent ruling set a new, higher price in that state. But at least north coast residents can do something about it.

We need a fair price for solar, and we need it now

What we need right across the country is a real, fair dinkum price for solar that recognises all of the benefits that solar provides.

Solar households now have to pay to use their own solar output

Thousands of solar households in Queensland and Tasmania are being asked by their energy utilities to pay to use the output of their own solar panels inside their own homes. And the utilities involved don’t seem to see any problem with that.

Plan to cover council roofs with solar panels mooted

A bold Greens plan that could see all council buildings and infrastructure around the country fitted with rooftop solar panels so councils can cut their power bills and save ratepayers money is being launched today.

Byron’s sports and cultural centre saves with solar

A 25kW rooftop-solar system and lighting upgrade of Byron's regional sport and cultural complex is saving Byron Shire Council energy and more than $15,000 a year.

Why energy utilities are desperate to slug households with higher fixed charges

The West Australian electricity utility Synergy caused a storm of controversy earlier this month week when its chairman, Lyndon Rowe, suggested hitting solar households with higher charges, a sort of 'solar tax'.

Consumer groups join court fight against utility over solar charges

Consumer groups have joined a court fight against South Australia’s main utility over a proposal to slap increased network charges on households with rooftop solar.

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.