Lismore City Council
Community engagement workshops to shape Lismore’s future – Lismore City Council is engaging with the community in 2020 to develop a 10-year Community Strategic Plan and a Local Strategic Planning Statement, which looks specifically at land use. The community is invited to help develop a 20-year vision for land use in the local area and have input into what special characteristics contribute to local identity, shared community values to be maintained and enhanced, and how growth and change will be managed in decades to come. Workshops commence this week and are being held in Clunes, Nimbin, Dunoon, Perradenya, The Channon and Lismore. To register, visit www.yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au
More information and news from the Lismore region is available on the Lismore City Council website.
Bushfire clean up – the Australian and NSW Government’s have announced that they will be covering the costs of bush fire clean up for residential and commercial residences impacted by bushfires. The Morrison and Berejiklian Governments have announced they will share the costs on a 50:50 basis for the clean-up of residential and commercial properties destroyed by the recent bushfires in NSW. Impacted owners wanting their property cleared need to call Service NSW on 13 77 88 to register their details and provide consent for access to their land.
More information and news from the Kyogle region is available from the Kyogle Council website.
Ballina Shire Council
Have your say on Ballina Shire Council strategic planning – The Ballina Shire Council has developed a draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) for the next 20 years. The draft LSPS sets out Council’s 20-year vision for land use planning in Ballina Shire, along with 14 planning priorities and 51 actions that respond to population growth, housing, environmental, and social challenges and opportunities and the impacts these will have in the shire leading up to 2040. The LSPS has been developed in line with the Department of Planning Industry and Environment requirements for all regional councils in NSW to have a LSPS in place by 1 July 2020. The draft LSPS is on exhibition on the Ballina Shire Council website with submissions closing Friday 20 March 2020.
More information and news from the Ballina region is available through the Ballina Shire Council website.
Tweed Shire Council
Sea turtle hatchlings are coming – Sea turtle hatchlings are beginning to emerge from their nests and Tweed Shire Council is holding a free information session for the community to ensure as many hatchlings make it to the ocean as possible. Staff from the NSW TurtleWatch Program are returning to the Tweed to update the community about the current sea turtle nesting season. Project Officer from NSW TurtleWatch Holly West said hatchlings can be affected by light pollution, marine debris, predators and coastal erosion.
“Locals can help by keeping our beaches clear of marine debris that can easily entangle hatchlings or that they may later eat when they enter the ocean,” Ms West said. Historically, the Tweed has had the highest number and density of sea turtle nests for the NSW coastline with hatchlings emerging from January through to May. The information session will be held from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday 15 February at the Kingscliff Community Hall and is open to all.
More information and news from the Tweed region is available on the Tweed Shire Council website.
Richmond Valley Council
Rebuilding Richmond Valley: Council’s Plan to help communities heal – Richmond Valley Council has developed a plan for recovery after the devastating bushfires of late 2019 and will be holding public meetings to discuss identified actions in Rappville and New Italy. Rebuilding the Richmond Valley – Community Revitalisation Plan is more than just a list of tasks required to clean up after a disaster event. It identifies a range of actions and opportunities to ensure recovery is timely and effective. A public meeting was held in Rappville on Tuesday 11 February, with the second meeting in New Italy on Thursday 13 February, starting at 5pm. All residents are encouraged to attend. You can read more and download a copy of the plan from the Richmond Valley Council website.
More information and news from the Richmond Valley region is available on the Richmond Valley Council website.
Byron Shire Council
Have your say on Open Spaces Management Plan – 71 parks, 35 playgrounds, 10 sports fields, seven skate parks, 20 hard courts (tennis/netball/basketball), and two pools – these are some of the open spaces Byron Shire Council manages for the community. To ensure the ongoing management of these open spaces Byron Shire Council is preparing a new Open Spaces Asset Management Plan (OSAMP) covering the next 10 years. A public consultation is underway to gather community feedback to help inform the development of the plan. An online survey is available from the Byron Shire Council website. The survey allows people to select their area of interest on a map and provide specific feedback. You can access the survey here https://oursay.org/byron-shire-council/byron-open-spaces-asset-management-plan. The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 3 March 2020.
More information and news from the Byron region is available through the Byron Shire Council website.
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