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Ballina council taking suggestions for Lennox Head plan

Anyone with ideas for improving or protecting particular parts of Lennox and Skennars Heads has until 28 October to let the Ballina Shire Council know.

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Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

It is a weekend of excitement, fun and laughter for everyone at the National Circus Festival

It truly is like stepping into another world as you enter The Famous Spiegeltent which is here for the National Circus Festival that is taking place this weekend in Mullumbimby before it once again heads off around the world.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

Short films grace the screen from Oct 21

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is back from October 21 to 30 with a ten-day program of premieres, panels and parties.

Meet Byron’s surf champ, Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart

While Byron attracts surfers of amazing skill, there have only been a few world champions. 

Stories about "West Byron subdivision":

West Byron – wetland or suburb?

Turning the West Byron housing development site into a wetland for excess effluent from the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is a possible solution to its increased output, says Greens MP Tamara Smith and Byron Shire councillor Cate Coorey.

‘Locals’ West Byron DA refused

Few shows at the Byron Theatre receive such a resounding standing ovation as the Joint Regional Planning Panel on Monday after it refused permission for a 387-lot suburb at West Byron.

Greens councillor defends staff over West Byron rezoning report

A Greens councillor has sprung to the defence of staff over a rezoning report which was roundly criticised at the November 22 meeting by...

JRPP defers decision on West Byron development

The JRPP has deferred a decision on the controversial ‘local’ development application for West Byron, potentially leaving the matter to be decided by the Land and Environment Court.

Resident group’s last ditch bid to halt West Byron development

The Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) has deferred a decision on the 'locals' plan for a development at West Byron, citing the lateness of additional information from the proponent meaning council and RFS had insufficient time to prepare a response.

Outrage at West Byron developers late submissions

Community and councillors are outraged by the late submission of significant documentation by West Byron developers that has left inadequate time for Byron Council assess the material prior to a decision on the DA scheduled for Monday.

Rally against mega development today

The West Byron protest rally that is being held from 10am, today, Sunday June 17 at Byron’s Apex Park on Main Beach.

Communication breakdown over West Byron planning meeting

A Joint Regional Planning Panel public meeting on West Byron will be held before the panel receives feedback from Byron Shire Council or any of the thousands of public submissions.

Rally planned against West Byron development

It is time to get your boots on, banners out and voices limbered up for a major rally being held on Sunday June 12 to express community outrage at the West Byron development proposal.

West Byron developers reply to claims of traffic chaos and political support

The 387-lot West Byron proposal, situated on Ewingsdale Road near Byron Bay, has seen longtime opposition by residents, and the latest attempt to get approval comes without clear traffic management or environmental safeguards, or a clear path to completion.

Rain on the way…

Heavy rain is expected across much of the east coast of Australia over the coming week, but there is cautious optimism that the Northern Rivers won't cop the worst of the falls this time.

The soul of football-based sports

'It is around this time of the year I look at myself in the mirror and ask, "what is wrong with me?"' 

Local MPs to embark on flood fact finding mission

Four local MPs will tour the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s Brisbane headquarters tomorrow on a fact finding mission that will hopefully assist the flood recovery process in the Northern Rivers.

Hearing Australia urges action on workplace hearing loss  

With more than 1.1 million Australians continuing to be exposed to harmful noise levels in the workplace, Hearing Australia is urging workers to protect their ears from dangerously loud sounds.