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Stories about "shark mitigation strategies":
Nationals member for Tweed Geoff Provest has announced that two drones will be provided for Tweed Shire beaches, yet Greens member for Ballina Tamara Smith says she is still waiting to find out if her Ballina electorate will receive any.
The state government will remove its controversial shark nets from waters off the north coast following the six-month trial that ends in June. They will be offset by an increase in the number of SMART drum lines, which have proven more successful.
The fourth monthly report of the NSW north coast Shark Mesh Net Trial has shown the five nets across the NSW north coast only caught one target species shark in a month where the nets were as often out of the water owing to adverse conditions.
'Why would Ballina Council ignore the recommendations made by scientists and a professional shark mitigation operation which has literally saved a man’s life from a shark attack?' asks Natalie Banks.
Researchers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Australian company Shark Mitigation Systems and the University of Technology Sydney will test shark detection technology at Sydney Aquarium this week.
The peak body that trains beach inspector lifeguards has told The Echo that the state government is ignoring best practice shark-mitigation strategies that are in line with an independent report and recommendations by a NSW Legislative Assembly committee.
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
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.
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.