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Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

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Final Tallowood stage up before Byron Council

The world may be in a state of immense turmoil and uncertainty, but at least we can rely on the inexorable forward march of the Tallowood housing development in Mullumbimby.

Lismore school closed and COVID venues of concern and – October 14

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of new venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Immunity

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More artists announced for Bluesfest

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Byron cycling

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Stories about "solar energy feed-in tariff":

Region’s solar users face tariff reductions

Almost 34,000 households and businesses across the northern rivers are facing a reduction in their solar rebates. The proposed reduction would see payments drop by almost a quarter.

Solar ‘feed-in’ payments set to double

About 8677 households and businesses in the Lismore electorate alone, and across the state, could soon be eligible for higher prices for the solar power they feed in to the grid.

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.

Qld solar feed-in-tariffs ‘anything but fair’

The Queensland government’s promise to deliver a ‘fair price of solar’ for new and recent solar connections has hit a major roadblock, with the Queensland Productivity Commission saying it sees no reason to impose a mandatory payment.

Big energy retailers intensify attack on solar subsidies

Big utilities such as Origin Energy and AGL Energy are maintaining their attack on subsidies for rooftop solar, joining forces with industry lobby groups to call for their removal – just as they prepare to roll out solar leasing schemes of their own.

Unfair power utilities face mass defections from grid

Australia’s major utilities are being advised they need to give fair treatment to local energy generation – such as rooftop solar and battery storage – if they are to avoid the so-called death spiral that threatens their business models.

STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually going to responsibly and effectively...

So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would have thought a Greens approach...

Immunity

I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination rate in the state and...

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.