Lismore City Council
Lismore Disaster Dashboard – Lismore City Council have launched a new online tool to help the community respond to disasters. The Disaster Dashboard provides easy access to information through direct links to the Bureau of Meteorology, My Road Info and Essential Energy. It also has tools to help you plan for, and what to do before, during and after disaster strikes. Information about flood evacuation and quick access to useful contacts are also included. The Lismore Disaster Dashboard is now available online.
More information and news from the Lismore region is available on the Lismore City Council website.
Byron Shire Council
Draft proposes commercial land use expansion – Byron Shire Council has released it’s Draft Employment Lands strategy for public comment.
The strategy aims to meet demand for retail and industrial land use over the next 20 years. Submissions are being received until 22 October 2018. An overview of the strategy can be viewed on the echonetdaily website . The Draft Employment Lands strategy can be downloaded from the Byron Shire Council website.
More information and news from the Byron region is available through the Byron Shire Council website.
Clarence Valley Council
Master plan for Ulmarra’s Bailey Park adopted – A master plan for the redevelopment of Ulmarra’s Bailey Park has been adopted by Clarence Valley Council. The plan was developed after several rounds of community engagement. Key features of the master plan include shaded seating and a hard court (paved/synthetic grass), a heritage hub and relocated and renewed public amenities at the former pool site. It also includes a designated pedestrian access way, landing beach and pontoon at the river’s edge, a play area with nautical-themed play equipment, a zero depth single-pass water channel and natural play elements. A shaded river-view walkway with Aboriginal and European heritage sculpture and interpretive signage, shaded picnic and seating, car parking and edging will also feature.
More information and news from the Clarence Valley region is available through the Clarence Valley Council website.
Richmond Valley Council
Work commenced on Stage Two of the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange – Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow has announced that work has commenced on the $7 million second stage of the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange at Casino, wholly funded by the NSW Government.
Richmond Valley Council is managing the project, with stage two redeveloping the holding section of the exchange, including a new roof and soft floor, and renovating all holding pens. New technology will be introduced across the entire complex, including semi-automated weighing systems, in-yard tracking systems and online selling capabilities which will allow off-site buyers to view auctions and bid online. There is a focus on animal welfare and work, health and safety, as well as energy efficiency and good environmental management of effluent and stormwater, including rainwater recycling for dust suppression. Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said the $7 million in Restart NSW funding was awarded to the council under the Growing Local Economies program. The project is expected to be complete in 2019.
More information and news from the Richmond Valley region is available on the Richmond Valley Council website.
Tweed Shire Council
Residents invited to join first community planning day – Tweed residents are urged to connect with their environment on Saturday 6 October by coming along to the first Community Planting Day designed to contribute to the health of the Banora Point Western Drainage Scheme. After meeting on the pathway at 74 Riversdale Boulevard, Banora Point, at 9am, residents will get hands-on experience in tasks that will help improve the water quality of this system, which also acts as habitat for the endangered Comb-crested Jacana, in the heart of this large residential area. Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) have been engaged by Tweed Shire Council to work with the community to build community ownership of the drainage scheme and ‘restore it to a more healthy state’. This consultation is part of a $750,000 injection of funds from the council to restore the health of this significant drainage system.
More information and news from the Tweed region is available on the Tweed Shire Council website.
Ballina Shire Council
Festival and Event Funding now open – Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce the Festival and Event Sponsorship Program is now open. The program is now in its eighth year and has been a huge success for local community festivals. It offers event organisers the opportunity to access funding for their festival or event for the 2019/2020 financial year. There are a number of eligibility criteria, including the need for applicants to have adequate public liability insurance, with a festival/event budget of more than $20,000 and for the festival/event to be held in the Ballina Shire. Applications close 26 October 2018 and will be tabled at the November Council meeting. Outcomes are expected to be known by December 2018. Information and application forms are available on the Ballina Shire Council website.
More information and news from the Ballina region is available through the Ballina Shire Council website.