January 2015

Commented on a story 14th Jan 2015 9:09 AM

COUNCILLOR Jeff Johnson says the addition of an ocean pool at the southern end of Ballina’s Shelly Beach would make the area “a wonderful precinct”.

Ocean pool idea for Shelly Beach

"A great idea. Much better to swim in seawater than in pool chemicals. More cost effective too."

Commented on a story 13th Jan 2015 2:15 PM

RESIDENTIAL land values dropped 5.09% in Richmond Valley last financial year, while most of the Northern Rivers experienced significant rises.

Coastal values on the rise

"Sales in Ballina Shire have been flat for years. This is a phony figure so that the State government..."

Commented on a story 13th Jan 2015 2:00 PM

EVEN if $50 million is enough to fund the Casino to Murwillumbah rail trail, who is going to fork out for the maintenance of the thing?

Rail trail’s ‘down the track’ costs a concern for Bennett

"In 10 years time the dual carriageway on the Pacific Highway to QLD will be gridlocked. $900 million ..."

Commented on a story 3rd Jan 2015 1:13 PM

A YOUTUBE video has captured the moment a cyclist in the Byron Bay area has a terrifying crash.

WATCH: Terrifying cycling crash near Byron caught on film

"Sure it happened near Byron ? The cyclists were wearing helmets."

December 2014

Commented on a story 2nd Dec 2014 1:44 PM

MORE than 47,000 Northern Rivers householders are on the brink of financial crisis thanks to high rents and spiralling utility bills.

47,000 Northern Rivers families on brink of financial crisis

"Under pressure? Sure. Ballina Council imposes a "special rates levy", against ratepayers wishes, to..."

Commented on a story 1st Dec 2014 7:07 PM

THE Ballina Shire Council will apply for a rate rise to fund much-needed upgrades to the Ballina and Alstonville pools.

Ballina to push ahead with rate rise for swimming pools

"So much for consultation. An underhanded ploy to obtain an 11% rate rise over 2 years.To be compounded..."

November 2014

Commented on a story 23rd Nov 2014 3:14 PM

THE NORTHERN Rivers needs more than 2400 new homes every year to keep up with demand and fix its “broken” public housing system.

Fix needed for 'broken' Northern Rivers public housing

"Seems to be no point in building Public housing in an area with few industries and high unemployment. ..."

Commented on a story 6th Nov 2014 7:54 AM

THOUSANDS may have gathered in Sydney for Gough Whitlam’s memorial service, but they stayed away in droves at the Lismore Workers Club.

Lismore skips Gough's funeral screening at Workers Club

"Anyone who experienced the Whitlam government would know that it was even more chaotic than the..."

October 2014

Commented on a story 24th Oct 2014 9:48 AM

ADDITIONAL funds will be transferred to the shared path west of The Coast Road after a Ballina council capital expenditure review found all three sections were over budget by a total of $1.15 million.

Coastal path over budget $1.15m, meeting told

"No surprises here . Council is over budget on the Wigmore Arcade renovation too. The Lennox Head..."

February 2014

Commented on a story 23rd Feb 2014 4:45 PM

BALLINA Shire Council has set aside an extra $60,000 to continue its legal battle with the original architects of the Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre.

Ballina puts extra $60,000 into Lennox Head legal stoush

"The Lennox Community Centre has been a fiasco from the start. It is obvious that the Ballina Shire..."

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