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Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.

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Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter...

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

Police assault charge heads back to local court

The NSW Supreme Court has found that a decision by local magistrate and former police officer, Michael Deakin, was an ‘error of law’.

Powerhouse six

Bearfoot is a powerhouse sextet that knows how to dig in and get a crowd bouncing, then brings them...

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Is Wilsons Creek contaminated?

Do the cars that ended up in Wilsons Creek pose a significant health risk owing to leaching toxins?

Community leads response and recovery in Wilsons Creek, Wangaui and Huonbrook

There are many people in the Upper Wilsons Creek, Wanganui, and Huonbrook area that are still locked in as roads vanished, having turned into waterways or landslides during the recent flood.  

Governor-General visits Byron Shire

The Governor-General of Australia David Hurley and his wife Linda Hurley have been visiting the flood affected of Northern NSW and spent yesterday in Mullumbimby and Wilsons Creek speaking to residents and local business representatives about the impact of the recent, extreme, flooding in the area.

Large Wilsons Creek Community Title given green light

Plans for a 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek will proceed to the next stage of the planning process, without further amendment, despite the community expressing concerns around flooding and traffic safety.

Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

No Gold Coast please

Max and Beverly Joffe, Wilsons Creek If one house has six parked occupant vehicles belonging to multiple renters in its driveway on Alidenes Road, imagine what...

Residents groups forms to protect Wilsons Creek from overdevelopment

In response to a contentious DA proposed at 31 Alidenes Road in Wilsons Creek local residents have joined together to form the AWCRA, a united front challenging the ill-considered development'.

Tim Watkins’ killer sentenced

The driver who hit and killed a young man in a hit and run two years ago has been sentenced.

Council staff back Wilsons Ck CT plans, despite flood, fire prone lands

A 15 lot Community Title (CT) subdivision on 12.27 ha of low lying, flood prone, degraded farmlands at the bottom of Wilsons Creek is before the public, which, if approved, would be allowed to straddle RU2 zoned land.

Wilsons Creek subdivision knocked back by NSW planning department

Plans for a 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek have hit a minor snag with the Department of Planning, who are demanding that Council prepare a revised planning proposal before considering approval.

Have your say on aged care facility in Kingscliff  

The developers of new $150 million redevelopment ‘designed to meet the growing and evolving needs of seniors in the region’, are inviting Kingscliff residents to take part in community consultation.

Fuel stolen from farmer

The cost of fuel continues to be a major consideration in the budget, particularly in country areas where distances travelled are inevitably further for your average daily needs like accessing shops, schools and other activities.

Developer proposes light industrial in Federal

Tasteful, reasonable and useful? Or noisy, oversized and intrusive? This is the question at the heart of the debate over a light industrial development that has been proposed for the heart of Federal.

‘We’re back!’ Homecoming for The Channon market

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached beyond things most people expected – one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far North Coast is held.