Clarence Valley Council
Your views sought on Maclean community hub – Lower Clarence residents are being offered the opportunity to shape what the future of community facilities in Maclean might look like. Currently facilities like the library, council offices, the civic hall and community services are spread across the town, but the Clarence Valley Council is now investigating bringing those together while making improvements to the civic hall. A web page with information, concept options and opportunity to comment is available on the Clarence Valley Council website. The consultation closes on 30 June 2019.
More information and news from the Clarence Valley region is available through the Clarence Valley Council website.
Byron Shire Council
Byron Shire to host regional food workshop for café’s, restaurants and food vendors – Owners, managers and staff working in the retail food industry are invited to attend a free Retail and Food Service Information session to be held at Byron Bay Services Club at Byron Bay on Wednesday, 26 June 2019. Organised by the NSW Food Authority, the session is an opportunity to learn about food safety, food handling skills and the latest information about how to make sure customers are not exposed to foodborne diseases. The information session is open to all retail and food service businesses in the Northern Rivers area and will start at 9am and finish at 12:15pm. For more information about the Retail and Food Service Information Session contact the NSW Food Authority on 1300 552 406 or email email@example.com.
More information and news from the Byron region is available through the Byron Shire Council website.
Lismore City Council
2019 Lismore Biodiversity Awards – Time is running out to nominate for the 2019 Lismore Biodiversity Awards. The awards recognise excellence in environmental stewardship by thanking farmers, rural landholders, community groups and schools working to protect and enhance our local biodiversity. There are four award categories and each winner will receive cash or goods and services to the value of $1,000. The award categories are: NSW DPI Primary Producer Award; North Coast LLS Individual Rural Landholder; Community Group; and Educator or School. Entry forms can be found on the Lismore City Council website. Nominations close on Friday 28 June 2019.
More information and news from the Lismore region is available on the Lismore City Council website.
Richmond Valley Council
Richmond Valley Council backs 12 month freeze on NRLX fees – As our agricultural sector recovers from a severe drought, Richmond Valley Council has taken the initiative to freeze agent and seller sale fees at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) in the 2019-2020 financial year. Councillors voted unanimously for the measure as a gesture of support for the cattle industry, while also to ensure the NRLX continues to grow its reputation as a competitive destination for livestock sales. The NRLX upgrade will bring the combined advantages of 20,000 square metres of soft flooring and 25,500 square metres roof, providing comfort for cattle and welcome shade for stakeholders, as well as providing an abundant supply of rainwater, saving costs and preserving a precious resource. A host of other improvements such as a 94-space asphalt-sealed carpark, new transit yard, maintenance shed and administration building, upgraded weighing area and scale house, as well as technological additions such as full CCTV coverage, dust suppression sprays, and new roofed loading ramps will completely modernise the facility.
More information and news from the Richmond Valley region is available on the Richmond Valley Council website.
Tweed Shire Council
Gallery announces most ambitious acquisition in their history – A major artwork has been purchased for Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre after featuring in a milestone exhibition. Three Decades: celebrating the Tweed Regional Gallery collection opened in August 2018, the year of the Gallery’s 30th anniversary, and traces the development of the Gallery’s collection since 1988. The exhibition includes significant works of art that acknowledge the Gallery’s reputation in the arts sector and recognise the talent of artists living and working in the region. An important highlight of the exhibition is the magnificent woodblock print Hallway with kilims 2017-18 by renowned Australian artist Cressida Campbell. A fundraising appeal was launched at the commencement of the exhibition by the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd to purchase the work valued at $110,000 and was kicked off with a generous pledge of $70,000 by the Foundation. Gallery Director Susi Muddiman OAM said, “I am pleased to announce the success of the fundraising appeal. This was the most ambitious acquisition in the Gallery’s history and it would not have been possible without the generosity of the Foundation and our visitors. The work will be a significant asset to the collection. If you have not been to visit the Gallery lately, I would urge you to come and see this beautiful work.” Three Decades: celebrating the Tweed Regional Gallery collection is on display until Sunday 30 June 2019.
More information and news from the Tweed region is available on the Tweed Shire Council website.
Board members sought for Kyogle Showgrounds and Public Recreation Land Manager – The Minister for Water, Property and Housing is seeking nominations for board appointments to the Kyogle Showground and Public Recreation Land Manager. Appointments are for up to five years and are voluntary. It is expected that members of the board live within or close to the reserve. The Minister is looking for a good mix of people with a variety of skills, however, sound business and financial management skills and objective decision-making expertise would be a distinct advantage. Closing date for applications is 24 June 2019
More information and news from the Kyogle region is available from the Kyogle Council website.