News

Funding to help battlers

Financial counsellor Steve Snelgrove, from the Lismore & District Financial Counselling Service based at the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre.
Financial counsellor Steve Snelgrove, from the Lismore & District Financial Counselling Service based at the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre. Cathy Adams

STATE Member for Lismore, Thomas George, announced this morning $236,427 in funding to the Lismore & District Financial Counselling Service from the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Mr George said he was glad the funding was going to such a good cause - a service that provided a much-needed and helpful service to the community and which was currently at capacity.

"It is sad that people are needing these services. You'd like to think that no one would need these services, but they do," he said.

The funding will cover three years, which would help the Lismore & District Financial Counselling Service, in conjunction with Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads financial counselling service which runs out of both the Murwillumbah Community Centre and The Family Centre at Tweed Heads South, to maintain their levels of service or bring all their services up to a full time basis.

Lismore & District Financial Counselling Service manager Steve Snelgrove said the services they provide would not be possible without the funding they receive from the Federal and State governments.

Topics:  financial counselling, money



Bluesfest royalty to drop by

GUITAR LEGEND: Santana at Byron Bay Blues Festival 2013.

Legends to grace Bluesfest' stage in 2017.

On Wright track to crown

TOP LEAD: With four wins on the board, Tyler Wright  will be hard to stop and is a sure bet to claim this year's WSL World Women's title.

HAS Tyler Wright already stitched up this year's world title?

Call for more Tweed special ed places

SUPPORT: Jacob Lorenzo, 18, from Tweed Heads South struggled to find a special education position when he moved up to the Tweed.

More special ed places needed in Tweed.

Local Partners

Carlos Santana added to Bluesfest 2017 line up

Carlos Santana at Bluesfest 2013.

Calling all local black magic women

The Dixie Chicks to headline 2017 CMC Rocks festival

US country music group The Dixie Chicks.

ORGANISERS move festival dates to lock in US country music stars.

What's on the big screen this week

Denzel Washington in a scene from the movie The Magnificent Seven.

DENZEL Washington returns in a shoot-em-up Western.

RECAP: The Bachelorette S2E3 - Which picnic date is better?

The Bachelorette Georgia Love, centre, with her top 11 bachelors.

Lee and Matt get some one-on-one time with Georgia.

Callea channels legend for Glitter

WHAM: Anthony Callea plays the Glitter Festival on October 8 at The Arts Centre Gold Coast.

Anthony Callea brings the songs of a star to the glitter strip.

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

Penthouse in beach paradise

Take in the beach front views from the balcony of 701/ 4-10 Douglas Street, Kirra.

This beachfront penthouse is the perfect place to enjoy the views.

Casuarina sets the benchmark in Tweed market

Our property market is as strong as it's been since the crisis

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record