Ballina Shire Council
Artists call out for 2019 Exhibitions – Northern Rivers Community Gallery is currently inviting exhibition applications across all artforms from artists, artist groups and curators for the 2019 exhibition program. The Gallery features four professional exhibition spaces equipped with a professional lighting and hanging system which includes two-channel audio/video capability in Gallery space 4. Proposals across all art forms are welcomed, including but not limited to: visual arts, sculpture, craft, design, digital media, performance, installation/site specific works and cultural heritage that display innovative ideas and approaches to contemporary arts practice. Applications can be completed online or for further information visit nrcgballina.com.au.
More information and news from the Ballina region is available through the Ballina Shire Council website.
Clarence Valley Council
What do you know about Ulmarra-Nymboida heritage? – Clarence Valley Council are seeking help from the community to research the heritage of Ulmarra-Nymboida. The Ulmarra-Nymboida Heritage Study is asking residents to share information, stories, old photographs, old documents, records, show programmes, and other items that help to tell the story of the development of the Ulmarra and Nymboida areas (former shires). There is also an opportunity to be part of a working group to help collate the information on heritage places and items valued by the community. The community working party will be meeting on Wednesday 15 August 2018. Clarence Valley Council received funding from the Office of Environment and Heritage to conduct this study, with a final report due in late 2019. For more information about the project and to share your stories visit clarenceconversations.com.au
More information and news from the Clarence Valley region is available through the Clarence Valley Council website.
Byron Shire Council
Share your thoughts on the Railway Park Plan of Management – Byron Shire Council has prepared a Draft Plan of Management for Railway Park to guide its future as a focal point for the town of Byron Bay for locals and visitors of all ages. The main aim of the Draft Plan of Management is to reflect the planned upgrade of the Park, which will refresh the look and feel of the space, provide new play facilities for children and improve the useability of the area for the whole community. Because the Draft Plan of Management will introduce the categorisation of the park as General Community Use, the Local Government Act stipulates that a Public Hearing must be held. The Public Hearing relating to the Draft Plan of Management will be held at 5:30pm Tuesday 21 August 2018 at the Council Chambers, Station Street Mullumbimby. There is an opportunity for community members to speak at the Hearing to share their opinions and expand on their written submissions. Anyone wishing to speak at the hearing should register via email to Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 14 August.
More information and news from the Byron region is available through the Byron Shire Council website.
Kyogle library to get a facelift – Kyogle Library will receive a $100,000 refurbishment and redesign thanks to a State Government Public Library Infrastructure Grant. The grant for $99,673 was announced by Lismore MP Thomas George and NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin. The funds will be used to replace the existing library shelving and furniture, create a new layout and increase flexibility in the floor plan for events and library activities. Kyogle Council Mayor Cr Danielle Mulholland has welcomed the grant, describing it as “great result” for the library and the wider community. Mr George said local libraries were an important part of the community, providing much more than simply a place to borrow books. “Libraries are at the heart of our community and are transforming rapidly to meet the challenges of the digital age,” he said. Minister Harwin said the NSW Government had spent $28.8 million on libraries this financial year and was committed to working with councils to enhance library services and facilities across the State.
More information and news from the Kyogle region is available from the Kyogle Council website.
Lismore City Council
Eco home owners wanted for Sustainable House Open Day – The Sustainable House Day Northern Rivers team has announced that it will host another Sustainable House Open Day on Sunday, 16 September 2018 across the Northern Rivers. The team are now looking for people with sustainable homes to sign up and let visitors into their homes to view their work and learn from their experiences.
Sustainable House Day is a national event that has been running for more than a decade and has seen the majority of visitors taking steps to live more sustainably as a result of their experience. A recent national survey showed that 86% of Sustainable House Day attendees shared what they learned with friends and family, 56% were inspired to incorporate sustainable renovation or design into their builds and 32% had implemented what they had learned within a month of attending the event. All participating homes must have a minimum of four sustainable features. This can include anything that contributes to sustainable lifestyles, energy saving and healthy home practices. If you would like to showcase your home at the Sustainable House Open Day please register on the national website.
More information and news from the Lismore region is available on the Lismore City Council website.
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