Click the links below to view the latest rental vacancy lists for the Northern Rivers region, including Tweed Heads, Lismore, Ballina, Grafton and Casino.
If you or somebody you know is homeless, or is at risk of homelessness, contact Link2Home 1800 152 152 for 24 hour emergency support.
If you are living from Tweed Heads to Grafton, you can contact Connecting Home on 1800 048 310 between 9am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday or email [email protected]
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Lismore City Council has launched its new Business Activation Plan designed to help grow businesses in Lismore and Nimbin Central Business Districts.
Its release comes at a time that many of our local businesses are struggling with the financial full-out from the lockdown.
Lismore City Mayor Vanessa Ekins welcomed the timely release of the Plan.
“With its unique old brick buildings and laneways, the CBD of Lismore is where our community comes together to socialise, share meals, shop and promenade. So too in Nimbin with its iconic streetscape,” she said.
“Council believes it is crucial to keep both CBDs safe and interesting to encourage people into the area to support our local businesses.
“The Business Activation Plan aims to do this by providing amenity in summer with more shade and seating, giving people reasons to walk by wayfinding through our laneways and rainbow walking track, buy local campaigns and micro grants for businesses”.
“When our shared spaces are exciting to visit, and events give us more reason to go downtown, our community benefits and so do the businesses we rely on. I am looking forward to seeing this plan in action.”
The plan was developed by Council’s Economic Development team which engaged the business community through workshops and an online survey, as well as working closely with the Business Activation Plan Working Group.
The Working Group comprised of representatives from Council, the Lismore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Nimbin Chamber of Commerce, the Lismore Square and Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers.
The Working Group identified four simple themes to underpin the plan: Vibrancy to encourage more people to visit and connect with our CBDs, Experience to ensure our streets are safe and attractive; Promotion to showcase local events, attractions and the business community; and Support to help existing and new businesses to flourish.
The plan is also COVID-conscious and encourages businesses to use digital tools for events and engagement, including going virtual if necessary to promote our local businesses and community to wider audiences.
Lismore City Council’s General Manager Michael Donnelly thanked the Working Group for developing the new plan.
“It is important that all of our stakeholders, such as the chambers of commerce and the Square, have a say in how we bring more people into our CBDs,” he said.
“As a Council we are committed to working with our business sector to ensure they can continue to grow and provide jobs for our community. By working together, we can put in place plans and actions that benefit not only our business community but also the wider community.”
A new Working Group will be established to implement, monitor and review the plan.
All women on the NSW North Coast are being encouraged to do a new women’s health survey.
Health North Coast says it is important to get it to as many of you and your participants or clients as possible to ensure there is representation across different socioeconomic groups of women who are living with health disadvantage, including access to services.
The survey will be available online for two weeks until September 16.
TAKE THE SURVEY!
To work as part of the Kyogle Youth Action team in the delivery of services, activities and events for young people (18 hours per week). The Swoopin’ Season Youth Development Worker will form part of the Youth Village Program and will:
- Work with regional service partners and Swoopin’ Season, the youth advisory committee in the development and delivery of events and activities, managed through a mentoring and training program.
- Assist in the development, delivery and evaluation of a series of skills development workshops (event management) for young people 12 to 25 years of age.
- Sourcing external training providers to deliver event management related topics and support.
- In consultation with young people, develop and deliver a series of events throughout the region.
- Mentor young people to deliver these events with the view to skill building and delivering autonomously.
- Support the management of the Local Drug Action Team and ensure events promote safer partying messages in line with harm reduction principles.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
We are looking for a person who enjoys working with a collaborative and creative team, whose focus is engaging with young people. You will ideally have at least 2 years experience in a community development/youth worker role and understand the complexities of a day in the life of a youth worker in a community setting. This role will include travel throughout the Kyogle LGA.
Kyogle Together is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to apply. A Current Working With Children and National Police Check clearance and verification are a condition of employment and will be required to be complete prior to your start date. You will also need to hold a current AU driving license.
For questions relating to the role please contact Village Youth Program Coordinator Kerz Lake: 0474 495 217.
A position description is available.
Please submit your application by 4pm on Monday, September 6, 2021 to [email protected]
or you can apply through the Ethical Jobs website.
The WISE Employment and Disability Employment Service is currently looking to recruit an employment consultant in Tweed Heads.
WISE has more than 154 offices across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and the Northern Territory.
The are looking for consultants in a number of offices.
See: Position Vacant – Employment Consultant – Tweed Heads South
For over 27 years, WISE has been inspiring, transforming and enabling people with a disability by connecting them with employers who care. Each year, they help more than 12,000 people on the path to self-sufficiency through meaningful work. They have invested more than $3.5 million in projects to support the most disadvantaged in our community. The WISE slogan is, ‘Our entire community benefits when everyone can achieve their potential. Help us empower your community’.
Lismore City Council is operating two drive-thru services to distribute face masks, hand sanitiser and disinfection wipes to help the community stay safe during COVID-19.
The COVID-19 protection ‘packs’ have been supplied by Resilience NSW. Each consists of 50 face masks, a 500ml bottle of hand sanitiser and a pack of 100 disinfectant wipes.
Distribution centres will be set up at the Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre and the Lismore Library in Magellan Street and members of the community will collect their packs from the safety of their vehicles.
Both distribution centres ooperate 9am to noon and 1pm to 3pm Monday to Friday.
Motorists accessing the Library Distribution Centre are asked to enter through the Rural Street Carpark and exit via Magellan Street, while those accessing the GSAC Distribution Centre are asked to enter via Oliver Avenue.
We ask people collecting packs to remain in their vehicle at all times, wear a face mask and adhere to all COVID-19 safety guidelines.
- Both Distribution Centres are contactless drive-thru ONLY services.
Council is also working with various community organisations to establish walk-in Distribution Centres for those without vehicles.
Any community organisation that would like to assist distributing these COVID-safety packs, can call Council on 6625 0500.
We are also working to deliver the packs to specific groups, such as our indigenous community and the elderly, through appropriate organisations.
The 7th Annual Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit will be held online from Melbourne from September 13 to 14, with a post-summit workshop on September 15.
It will bring together senior leaders from government, property developers, community housing providers, investors, and other industry leaders to discuss affordable housing solutions.
Discussions will cover measures of collaborations and partnerships, investment strategies, and sustainable housing delivery models as evidence-based solutions to strategise scale-able affordable housing solutions.
Join us in Melbourne or Online for the summit designed to help uncover challenges organisations across the industry are facing in the pursuit of achieving scale-able solutions to make affordable housing a reality.
OPAN (the Older Persons Advocacy Network) has created useful resources to support older people to stay connected and supported — especially during times of COVID restrictions. The following link walks people through a range of options for informal and formal supports.
A member of HelloCare’s Aged Care Worker Support Group recently reached out to members for advice for her mother who was caring for her husband living with dementia.
“How do you prevent the lines of spouse and carer from becoming blurred, and can you prevent it?” she asked the group.
Sarah’s father, Simon was diagnosed with dementia in 2017, and initially her mother Janine assured him she would care for him at home right until the end.
But over time, Simon gradually lost his ability to perform daily tasks. Even making a cup of tea became difficult.
The drift in the relationship from Janine being wife to carer had begun.
With Janine performing essential personal hygiene tasks, it became difficult for the paid carer to take over those jobs.
“It came to a point where dad didn’t let the carer help him. There was a person coming in to help him shower, but in the end, mum had to continue showering dad,” Sarah told HelloCare.
Simon started seeing Janine as only his carer.
Janine said she and Simon remained affectionate “right up until the end … but it was a different relationship. I was a mum again.”
Simon’s decline caused Janine to feel a profound sense of loss. For 55 years, she and Simon had been a strong partnership and they had always worked well together, making all decisions jointly. Full story is found here: https://nationalseniors.com.au/news/latest-news/blurring-the-lines-between-spouse-and-carer-a-dementia-care-story?
The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve on the NSW North Coast. For the latest information, check the links below.
► Latest COVID-19 case locations and alerts in NSW (NSW Health)
► Byron Bay – get tested immediately (NNSWLHD)
► Mid North Coast venues of concern (MNCLHD)
► COVID-19 statistics for NSW (NSW Health)