Composting toilet sets precedent in Lennox
A request for a composing toilet at a bed and breakfast in Lennox Head was approved at last weeks Ballina Shire Council meeting, creating a precedent. It is the first time Ballina Council has approved a composting toilet in a sewered area.
The owner of the bed and breakfast wanted to install a composting toilet as he believes in the principles of ecologically sustainable development.
Kites to fill the skies at Brunswick
The skies over Brunswick Heads will be awash with colour and fantastic flying creations this Sunday, November 5, during the annual Brunswick Heads Kites and Bikes Festival.
Some of the worlds biggest kites will be flown, including a 27-metre long octopus, plus theres Indian dancing kites, trick flyers and kite buggies, a display of giant sea creatures and kite surfing demonstrations.
Kites will be on sale all day or kids can make their own for $7 at Banner Park from 9.30am-2.30pm, with a kite flying lesson thrown in for free.
Head to Banner Park or the beach at Brunswick Heads and join the fun, or for more information phone Lanie on 6677 1661.
Free trees for landowners
Free trees are now available to local landowners through Far North Coast Weeds (FNCW) and the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority as part of their camphor laurel replacement program.
Theres only around 1000 of the original 7000 free trees left and people are being urged to get in quick so they dont miss out.
It is important that we control camphor laurels but equally important that we replace them with suitable alternatives, said Iain Jamieson from FNCW.
Information about care and maintenance for the free trees is also available. Phone Iain on 6623 3833.
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