Clarence Valley Council

My Clarence Valley: the what, where, when and why – Have you seen the My Clarence Valley website? The new Clarence Valley Council tourism website showcases the living beauty of the Clarence, from beautiful natural environments to its vibrant community. Everything you need to know to enjoy your time off in the Clarence is at your fingertips. The What? Where? When? How? and the Why! The site includes three tourist drives, visitor guides and information for those ready to make a sea/tree change or bring your business to the Clarence Valley. More than just an information site, My Clarence Valley also offers inspiration with stories from those who love the Valley. Check out the My Clarence Valley website and plan your next visit.

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


Kyogle Council

Drink container collection point doing a roaring trade – Kyogle’s drink container manual collection point has been doing a roaring trade since it opened at the Kyogle landfill, with scores of residents swapping their eligible drink containers for cash.

kyogle drink container return

To prevent delays, make sure to completely empty containers of all liquid and remove bottle lids and any other items, fill empty cardboard cartons with the empty drink containers, limit the number of containers to no more than 500 at a time and use the drink container counting grid (pictured) to help with counting during busy periods. Residents should also be aware that dirty or contaminated containers will NOT be accepted. For further information on what containers are eligible and those that are not, visit the NSW EPA Return and Earn website. The drink container collection point operates during normal landfill opening hours.

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



Lismore City Council

Eat the Street serves up delicious food and entertainmentLismore’s annual street food festival, Eat the Street, is coming up on Saturday, 10 March 2018. As well as fun, food and music in Magellan Street, the Lismore Business Panel and the Lismore City Council Tourism and Events Unit have added some new activities prior to the main event. The first new event is a progressive dinner on Thursday 8 March, a culinary stroll taking in some of Lismore’s finest eateries. On Friday 9 March, foodies are invited on a culinary journey that will wind its way through the hills for the best food experiences the region has to offer. For those who simply want to attend the Eat the Street festival, there will be no shortage of interesting and delicious things to eat, see, do and listen to in the heart of Lismore including live entertainment and the popular cooking stage. For more information and bookings, visit

Launching Eat the Street 2018 are Lismore Business Panel chair Hayley Brown and Lismore City Council Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe (front) with (rear l-r) Lismore Workers Club catering manager Dominic Dagostino, entertainer Bill Smith and Lismore Workers Club chef Murray Donkin. Photo Lismore City Council

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


Byron Shire Council

Calling all 17 to 24 year olds for pre-employment training program – Applications are still open for a new training and work experience program for 17 to 24 year olds – but you need to get in quick as there are only a few spaces left. This free program, being run by Byron Shire Council in partnership with Byron Community College, has extended its deadline for applications until mid-February. The program teaches participants workplace skills including customer service, conflict management, digital technology, online record keeping, communication, teamwork and problem solving. more information is available from the Byron Community College.

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


Ballina Shire Council

Design launched for Ballina Indoor Sports Centre – Ballina Shire Council is excited to announce the next phase of the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre is complete. The concept design for the Centre, including a full video of the design, is finalised and the development application was lodged on 29 January 2018. The plans and a video representation are available from Ballina Shire Council’s website (search sports centre or click the image below). This is a collaborative project between Ballina Shire Council, stakeholder groups and the Department of Education, where Council will construct a two court indoor sports centre to be integrated with the development of the new Ballina Coast High School.

video Ballina indoor sports concept

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


Tweed Shire Council

Tweed Museum upgrade set for second phase – The Tweed Regional Museum at Tweed Heads has enjoyed a new lease of life over the summer following the first stage of an ongoing upgrade. Limited opening hours now in place to accommodate ongoing redevelopment of the site. Regular opening hours until the end of June 2018 will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am – 4pm and the fourth Sunday of each month, 10am – 4pm. Work will begin in mid-March on a new entry into the Museum precinct and the Court House building from the car park. The site will remain open during these works however there may be some inconvenience and alternative temporary paths of entry to the Court House. For further information about opening hours and displays, visit the Tweed Regional Museum website, email or phone 02 6670 2493.

Old tweed heads court house

Photo: Tweed Shire Council

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


Richmond Valley Council

RUC Library

A brand new Richmond-Upper Clarence Library

Richmond-Upper Clarence Library celebrating 40 years – The Richmond-Upper Clarence Regional Library is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, and the Casino Library will be honouring 40 years since its official opening in November 2018. That won’t stop an early start to the celebrations, with events planned throughout the year. The featured photos take you back to where it all began with the site ready for the new construction and the finished product. Find out more about the Richmond-Upper Clarence Library and services on the Richmond Valley Council website.

Richmond-Upper Clarence Library site 1978

Richmond-Upper Clarence Library site pre-development

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