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Possibly one of the most curious aspects of last night’s Lismore Council meeting was item 13.1 regarding the Waste Operation Review. The not-unexpected result of the vote swinging the way of the Mayor’s voting bloc.
Supermarkets all claim to be leading the way in sustainability in Australia – but who is doing the most to cut plastic? For the first time, an independent audit by Australian Marine Conservation Society and the Boomerang Alliance has revealed the truth about plastic packaging in supermarkets.
At its last meeting, Ballina Shire Council voted for one of the three Rs of local government – roads, rates and rubbish – to be entirely taken over by a private company, with council's existing rubbish collection vehicles to be sold off as part of the deal, for $740,000.
With Durrumbul School student enrolments declining to zero for 2023, the NSW Department of Education has told The Echo that the school, located on Main Arm Road, ‘will be placed into recess at the end of Term 1, 2023.
Public Works has informed Lismore City Council that from 31 December 2022, it will no longer directly manage, or pay for the removal of flood waste.
Amidst the rhetoric, what are the real numbers on Australia’s environmental performance?
An average of a hundred truckloads of flood debris per day is still being collected in the Tweed Shire, months after climate disasters devastated the region.
As flood-related waste reaches unprecedented levels, nine councils across the NSW North Coast are seeking a new processing facility to cut waste going to landfill.
New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.
There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.
The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.
Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.