Connect with us
Byron Bay News and Weather copy
The Northern Rivers News
Mt Warning News and Weather copy
The Northern Rivers Weekly Advertising
Kyogle News
The Northern Rivers Motoring News
Grafton News and Events copy
The Northern Rivers Funerals
The Northern Rivers WeeklyPuzzles
Byron Bay News and Weather copy
The Northern Rivers News
Mt Warning News and Weather copy
The Northern Rivers Weekly Advertising
Kyogle News
The Northern Rivers Motoring News
Grafton News and Events copy
The Northern Rivers Funerals
The Northern Rivers WeeklyPuzzles
Puzzles
previous arrow
next arrow

Local News

Continued Fire Ant Treatment in Murwillumbah Post-Wet Season

Published

on

Fire Ant Treatment Murwillumbah.

Continued Fire Ant Treatment in Murwillumbah Post-Wet Season

 

Due to recent heavy rainfall affecting the treatment of fire ants in and around Murwillumbah, the National Fire Ant Eradication Program (NFAEP) and NSW DPI have announced a temporary pause in their treatment activities. The program is set to resume once the ground conditions improve.

The Tweed incident, separate from the recent discovery of fire ants in Wardell, south of Ballina, is receiving special attention. The NFAEP’s engagement team, which has garnered positive feedback and interest from Murwillumbah residents and business owners, aims to resume treatment after the wet conditions subside.

Despite having engaged with over 1,200 individuals in the area and receiving more than 500 calls about suspected fire ants, none of the reports have been confirmed as fire ants. The only confirmed detection in the Tweed region remains at the South Murwillumbah industrial estate, identified in late November 2023.

The next phase of the emergency response in South Murwillumbah involves treating and inspecting properties within the 500 m to 5 km section of the designated Movement Control Area. Ensuring the thorough examination and treatment of all properties in this zone, visible fire ants or not, is crucial to safeguarding residents and businesses from the potential harm caused by these invasive pests.

Fire Ant Treatment Murwillumbah.

The fire ant treatment consists of small corn grit pieces saturated in soybean oil and includes a mild concentration of an insect growth regulator. Treatment can only proceed with the written consent of property owners.

Landowner Consent: The NFAEP emphasises the importance of written consent from landowners to access their properties for treatment. The team has been actively seeking consent through door-knocking efforts. Treatment can only proceed with the explicit written consent of the property owner.

Mayor of Tweed Shire, Chris Cherry, urges landowners and tenants within the 5 km zone in Murwillumbah to promptly sign the online consent form, emphasising the collective responsibility to protect the community and local businesses.

How to Provide Consent:

  1. Visit the website here.
  2. Review information on the safe chemical used for treatment.
  3. Complete the online consent form here.

Once consent is granted, residents are urged to inform the NFAEP of any access restrictions and potential hazards on their property before the treatment team’s visit. This includes details about locked gates, pets, and property access issues.

Mayor Cherry emphasises the shared responsibility of keeping the area fire ant-free and urges residents to report any suspicious ants or nests online at fireants.org.au or by calling 13 25 23.

For additional information, including movement controls, refer to the NSW DPI website.

 

For more Tweed Shire news, click here.

Local News

Grants Propel Housing Delivery in Regional NSW

Published

on

By

Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund

Grants Propel Housing Delivery in Regional NSW

 

Nearly $3 million in funding from the NSW Government is set to expedite the delivery of almost 24,000 new regional homes, with 16 councils securing grants under the second round of the Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund. Ranging from the North Coast to the Central West and the Riverina, these councils will receive grants of up to $250,000 each.

The objective of these grants is to accelerate the delivery of new homes in regional areas through various strategies, including the formulation of housing plans, infrastructure preparation, and amendments to local environmental plans to facilitate the construction of diverse and affordable housing options.

As more individuals opt for regional NSW living, the demand for homes has increased, leading to rising prices and a shortage of available properties. Hence, bolstering regional housing supply is paramount.

These grants are part of a broader set of initiatives aimed at boosting regional housing supply, including the expansion of the Government’s Urban Development Program, the Regional Housing Flying Squad, the Regional Housing Fund, and the Accelerated Infrastructure Fund.

Together, these initiatives aim to streamline the planning process, support necessary infrastructure development, and aid regional councils in their housing-related endeavours.

Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund

16 councils securing grants under the second round of the Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund.

In Round 1 of the Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund, $3.85 million was allocated to 20 projects across 19 councils. Notable projects include the Raymond Terrace Sub-Precincts Master Plan collaboration between Port Stephens Council and Homes NSW, aimed at expediting affordable housing supply.

Another project by Port Stephens Council focused on addressing development barriers such as drainage and flooding resilience in the Shoal Bay Precinct.

Armidale Regional Council, another recipient of Round 1 funding, successfully developed and implemented its Local Housing Strategy.
For further details on the councils receiving funding and their respective projects, interested parties can visit the NSW Planning website.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Paul Scully emphasised the importance of supporting regional councils in expediting housing delivery for their communities. He highlighted the crucial role of regional NSW in the state’s housing supply landscape and underscored the government’s commitment to ensuring housing targets are met while also addressing future hazards.

 

For more real estate news, click here.

Continue Reading

Local News

AI: Transforming Real Estate in Four Ways

Published

on

By

AI Transforming real estate

AI: Transforming Real Estate in Four Ways

 

In a world where AI reigns supreme, the real estate industry is undergoing a revolutionary transformation. Gone are the days of manual property searches and mundane tasks. AI is reshaping the landscape, empowering professionals, and enhancing customer experiences like never before.

Here are four ways AI is revolutionising real estate:

  1. Enhanced Customer Satisfaction: AI-powered assistants engage with clients, address queries, and provide personalised recommendations, offering round-the-clock support. This frees up professionals’ time to focus on high-value tasks, leading to unparalleled customer experiences.
  2. Empowered Property Search: AI algorithms analyse vast amounts of data to deliver accurate insights and personalised recommendations, streamlining the property search process. Buyers and professionals can make more informed decisions quickly, aligning with customer demands.
  3. Better Data for Investors: AI simplifies property valuation and risk assessment by analysing real-time data and identifying patterns. Investors can make informed decisions based on predictive analytics, ensuring profitable investments in a dynamic market.
  4. Simplified Property Management: AI-driven smart home technologies automate routine tasks, monitor energy consumption, and detect maintenance issues in real-time. This streamlines property management, reduces costs, and optimises property performance.
AI Transforming real estate

In a world where AI reigns supreme, the real estate industry is undergoing a revolutionary transformation.

AI is not only transforming real estate operations but also propelling the industry into predictive analytics. By leveraging historical data and market trends, AI algorithms forecast future property prices and demand, empowering professionals to seize profitable opportunities and stay ahead of the curve. With AI, the future of real estate looks promising.

 

For more real estate news, click here.

Continue Reading

Local News

2024 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Unveiled: A Powerhouse Upgrade Ready to Conquer Australian Roads

Published

on

By

2024 Toyota LandCruiser Prado

2024 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Unveiled: A Powerhouse Upgrade Ready to Conquer Australian Roads

 

By Jeff Gibbs

Toyota Australia is gearing up for the highly anticipated launch of the 2024 Toyota LandCruiser Prado, set to hit the market with a range of new features and enhancements aimed at solidifying its position as a top contender in the SUV segment. With a mid-year launch on the horizon, the automaker has revealed key details about the upcoming Prado, including its variant line-up and advanced drivetrain specifications.

The new Prado will boast five distinct grades, catering to a wide range of preferences and driving needs. From the entry-level GX to the top-tier Kakadu spec, buyers can expect a comprehensive selection of options. Notably, the line-up will introduce an all-new ‘Altitude’ variant, specially designed for off-road enthusiasts seeking enhanced performance and rugged capabilities.

  1. “Toyota Takes the Lead: 2024 Toyota Prado Firming Up for Mid-2024 Launch”
  2. “Hybrid Heartache: All-New Toyota LandCruiser Prado to Stick with Diesel Until 2025″
  3. “2024 Toyota Prado Pioneers Off-Road Innovation: A Challenger to the 4×4 Throne?”
2024 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Interior.

2024 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Interior.

Under the hood, the 2024 Prado will feature a formidable 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder powertrain, equipped with innovative 48-volt assistance technology. This cutting-edge drivetrain, shared with the face lifted HiLux, delivers robust performance with 150kW of power and 500Nm of torque, paired with an efficient eight-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, Toyota assures drivers of exceptional towing capability, with the Prado capable of handling a 3500kg braked trailer.

In terms of design and technology, each Prado variant comes packed with an array of premium features aimed at maximising comfort, convenience, and driving pleasure. LED headlights, a 12.3-inch multimedia screen with wireless smartphone connectivity, and a 10-speaker audio system are just a few highlights available across the range. Additionally, specific grades offer luxurious touches such as heated and ventilated seats, a refrigerated console box, and advanced driver assistance systems for enhanced safety and control.

2024 Toyota LandCruiser Prado

2024 Toyota LandCruiser Prado

Toyota Australia’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sean Hanley, expressed excitement about the upcoming release, emphasising the Prado’s longstanding legacy of reliability and performance. He highlighted the vehicle’s versatility in catering to diverse lifestyles and adventures, reaffirming Toyota’s commitment to delivering top-tier SUVs that meet the evolving needs of Australian consumers.

With pricing details yet to be announced, anticipation is high for the arrival of the 2024 Toyota LandCruiser Prado. As drivers prepare to embark on new journeys and conquer challenging terrains, Toyota’s latest offering promises to set a new standard for excellence in the SUV market. Stay tuned for more updates and information as the launch date approaches.

Details will be confirmed closer to the Prado’s launch in mid-2024.

 

For more motoring news, click here.

Continue Reading

Latest News

error: Alert: Content is protected !!
Verified by MonsterInsights