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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.
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 Shire Greens mayor Simon Richardson has admitted that ‘it may not be a popular conversation to have with our 15,500 ratepayers’ but blames the need for a special rate variation on the state government’s ‘unrealistic rate-pegging’ regime.
Sixty registered nurses from the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland are to join the Northern New South Wales Local Health District (NNSWLHD) before the start of next year’s clinical year.
Last week the Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, delivered the Albanese Government's second annual Climate Change Statement, claiming major progress in emissions reduction while the numbers continue to scream that the opposite is true.