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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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Byron Shire rip-off

How many of us in the Shire can see that our rates are being used in our own residential...

New laws to tackle crime profits and encryption

The premier has announced new police powers and ‘tougher penalties’ for money laundering and unexplained wealth in NSW.

Lismore flood video goes viral

Working with kids in Lismore and Murwillumbah after the floods Byron Bay NGO One Vision Productions delivered two free hip-hop workshop programs to local youths residing in these flood-affected areas.

Housing essential and not addressed in Budget say MPs Tamara Smith and Janelle Saffin

Support for women and families and solid investments in infrastructure in the Ballina electorate were welcomed yesterday by local...

World Localisation Day, June 25

Everyone is invited to join in celebrating World Localisation Day (WLD), on Saturday June 25 at The Farm in Byron Bay.

New conservation strategy for the Tweed

Community input is being sought to develop a new Conservation Strategy which aims to protect the Tweed’s status as the highest biodiversity hotspot in NSW and third highest in Australia.

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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.

First residents move in to Wollongbar housing pods

The first residents displaced by the flooding disaster have now received the keys to their temporary housing pods at Wollongbar, Ballina Council says.

Temporary accommodation sites for flood-affected communities

The New South Wales Government has this just announced nine temporary accommodation sites across the Northern Rivers region to house flood-affected residents, with more to come.

Emergency housing at Wollongbar getting close

Temporary housing for flood-affected people is almost ready for the first occupants at Wollongbar, near Alstonville, in Ballina Shire.

Uncertainty over future of council funds delivered through strictly confidential government lease

It’s unclear what the NSW government is paying in rent for its first ‘mini-village’ for disaster survivors, but one suggestion for spending the council revenue is being heard today.

Promised Ballina Shire women’s housing project delayed

Organisers of a small Northern Rivers housing project aimed at supporting vulnerable older women say discussions with the Ballina Shire Council have stalled.

New Ballina Council supports Wollongbar Wildlife Hospital

The Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital planned for Lindendale Road, Wollongbar, is a step closer to becoming a reality after Ballina Council voted to allow the idea to proceed to a development application.

Wildlife Hospital sets sights on Wollongbar location

A proposal for a wildlife hospital on a 2.39 hectare parcel of Crown land in Lindendale Road at Wollongbar, is before Ballina Council and on public exhibition. Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital chair, Ninian Gemmell, welcomed consent for the use of Crown land for the proposed hospital.

MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

Wollongbar wildlife hospital clears another hurdle

Ballina Shire Council has voted to prepare a planning proposal to modify the LEP for the site at Lindendale Road Wollongbar which is proposed for the new Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital.

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?