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Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

The Lismore City Council has voted against asking the federal government and NSW Northern Rivers Reconstruction Commission [NRRC] for prioritised land buybacks and swaps after devastating floods earlier this year.

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Great foodie weekend end of July

The annual Harvest Food Trail on the weekend of 30–31 July allows locals and visitors the much needed opportunity...

 La Niña has ended but may yet return

Whilst the 2021-22 La Niña in the tropical Pacific has ended, there is around a 50 per cent chance of a La Niña event forming again during 2022 say the Bureau of Meteorology.

Committee to examine teacher shortages

The NSW Upper House’s Education Committee say they have commenced an inquiry into teacher shortages in NSW.

Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

The Lismore City Council has voted against asking the federal government and NSW Northern Rivers Reconstruction Commission [NRRC] for prioritised land buybacks and swaps after devastating floods earlier this year.

Millions needed for drainage maintenance in the north of Byron Shire

Byron Council would need to find more than $4 million in its budget to kick-start the process of bringing drainage maintenance in the north of the Shire up to a desirable standard, a staff report has found.

Lismore Council GM avoids sacking

Lismore City Council’s legacy of turbulence when it comes to leadership continues after a late-night surprise motion to sack General Manager John Walker in a confidential vote last week.

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Public invited to have say on controversial Wardell Hall lease

The Ballina Shire Council says a controversial lease of one of its village halls isn’t guaranteed to go ahead, with members of the public invited to submit feedback.

Wardell Memorial Hall lease not necessarily a ‘done deal’

A volunteer group credited with coordinating major flood response and recovery efforts for the riverine village of Wardell and surrounds may have a chance to return to the town’s hall.

State gov to build temporary Wardell village

A second temporary ‘mini-village’ for flood affected people is to be set up soon in the Ballina Shire, Mayor Sharon Cadwallder told The Echo on Monday.

Wardell CORE powering on

Wardell's Community Organised Resilience Effort is now operating out of the old bank building in Wardell, after a controversial forced move from the much larger War Memorial Hall, which is currently being renovated following the floods.

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Will Wardell CORE be forced to move on?

Wardell's Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) has been one of the stand-out good news stories following the devastating floods, but now CORE has been asked to leave the Wardell War Memorial Hall.

M1 and flooding: Tweed Council writes to minister while class action election campaigning starts

The old Pacific Hiway was dangerous, narrow and needed to be upgraded but in the process of building the M1 the government didn’t just cut coastal koalas from hinterland koalas, they also appear to have created flooding issues according to many locals from Woodburn to Tweed. 

Wardell CORE changing face of service to community

Wardell's Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) is planning a community event on Saturday to celebrate the way their local community has pulled through the flooding disaster.

Ballina Rotary getting stuck into flood recovery

Col Lee, President of Ballina-on-Richmond Rotary, spoke to The Echo about his club's recovery work across the region in the wake of the flood emergency.

Supertradies to the rescue!

While politicians posture, Ballina tiler Ben Hamilton and a few tradie mates have been getting on with the job of helping flood-ravaged communities across the Northern Rivers, free of charge.

Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.

Park trouble for BARCO

A group of dog owners who met at the common shed at the Brunswick Heads Sports Fields last Sunday say they were confronted by three men with a dog who were camping at the location.

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.

Govt to rebuild Northern Rivers from July 1

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) will come into existence from July 1. So what is it, and how will it assist flood-affected residents across the region?