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Ballina Shire Council

Coastal Shared path is near complete

Ballina to Lennox Coastal walkThe final link of the Coastal Shared Path along the coast road from Skennars Road to Pat Morton Lookout is nearing completion. This will be the final link to the shared path and will allow locals and visitors to walk, run, cycle or skate all the way from West Ballina to Lennox Head village along our pristine coastline and riverside. This unique recreational asset will bring tourism opportunities to the Ballina Shire, creating a connection for people to explore the scenic coastline and experiences offered along the way. The completed path will be a unique recreational asset for the Ballina Shire. Funding for this section of the shared path is thanks to $880,000 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund and $880,000 from the Federal Government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Package.

More information and news from the Ballina region is available through the Ballina Shire Council website.


Clarence Valley Council

Local events supported through Clarence Valley Council sponsorship

Event sponsorship requests to the value of $74,000 have been approved by Clarence Valley Council. Events have a positive impact on the Clarence Valley, attracting tourists who bring with them a vital injection into the local economy. COVID – 19 has had huge impacts on Clarence Valley events resulting in many cancellations. While uncertainty remains it is important the correct COVID safety measures are in place and NSW Government Orders are adhered to for all events. Since Council’s approval of the sponsorship, a number of significant events have been cancelled, including the Jacaranda Festival and Wooli’s Australian Goanna Pulling Championships. The remaining events are scheduled for December or are activities which are permissible under public health orders such as fishing and golf tournaments.

More information and news from the Clarence Valley region is available through the Clarence Valley Council website.


Lismore City Council

Circular Café Project helps Lismore businesses curb food waste

Circular Cafes is a project to help cafes and food businesses keep food waste out of landfill and kick single-use plastic to the curb. Circular Cafes has launched in the Northern Rivers, including Lismore, and is set to change the way local businesses deal with waste.  The project coordinators will be providing businesses with a bunch of support to help make a positive change to save money and the planet. You can check out the Circular Cafes project and join up here

More information and news from the Lismore region is available on the Lismore City Council website.


Kyogle Council

Help for bushfire affected landholders to rebuild boundary fences

The NSW Government has committed $209 million to help bushfire-affected landholders with the cost of rebuilding boundary fences adjoining public lands. Private landholders who share a boundary with public land and were impacted by the Northern and Southern fires of late 2019 and early 2020 are eligible to receive up to $5,000 per kilometre to contribute to the replacement of damaged boundary fences. Public Lands includes national parks, Forestry Corporation land, travelling stock and crown reserves, tenured roads and leases, and roads managed by Roads and Maritime Services or local government. For further details, or to find out how to apply for the Supporting Our Neighbours – Public Land Boundary Fencing Program, go to the Local Land Services website by clicking here.

More information and news from the Kyogle region is available from the Kyogle Council website.


Byron Shire Council

New bus shelters for the Byron Shire

Byron Shire Council has just finished installing the last of 14 new bus shelters. The bus shelters now meet accessibility requirements for all members of the community and meet national and state guidelines.  Additionally, they are built of steel and should serve the people that use them for the next 20-plus years. The new bus shelters were made possible through a $140,000 grant from the Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme with an additional $550,000 contributed by the Byron Shire Council to the project.

More information and news from the Byron region is available through the Byron Shire Council website.


Richmond Valley Council

Resources for bushfire recovery on the Richmond Valley Council website

The Richmond Valley Council has created a space for bushfire recovery information on its website. The page includes a range of services for those needing support and assistance as well as options for donating towards the recovery effort. You can find the page here

More information and news from the Richmond Valley region is available on the Richmond Valley Council website.


Tweed Shire Council

Emergency Dashboard recognised at Local Government Awards – Tweed’s one-stop-shop for emergency information has been named winner of the ‘Special Project Initiative’ category in the NSW Local Government Professionals Awards (for councils with populations of less than 100,000). In announcing the awards, Business Development Executive of Xetta, Sue Calder said the Emergency Dashboard demonstrated Tweed Shire Council’s understanding of how to communicate with its local community. The Tweed Emergency Dashboard was launched in December 2018 in response to the major flood that hit the Tweed in March 2017. A specific COVID-19 Dashboard was established at the start of the current pandemic and is proving to be a critical resource for the community in staying up to date with emergency information as the COVID-19 situation unfolds.

More information and news from the Tweed region is available on the Tweed Shire Council website.


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