Northern Rivers Echo

Today is International Day of the Midwife. Thank you to the many midwives in our communities - the advice and care you provide to families is invaluable.

Applications have opened for the NSW Government’s $8 million Heritage Activation Grant program to rejuvenate local heritage places.

$2.67 million of funding is available each financial year for three years to owners and managers of local heritage items through the program.

Heritage Activation Grants provide funding for local government, businesses and community organisations to reactivate and animate local heritage spaces to preserve their heritage significance.

The program is part of the Heritage Near Me program.

Under the Heritage Near Me program, the government will also fund a heritage roadshow team of experts and a series of grants, including the Heritage Activation Grants program, the Local Heritage Grants program and Heritage Green Energy Grants program.

Applications for the Heritage Activation Grant close on Monday, 27 June.

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A reminder that new regulations applying to the sale and lease of properties with swimming pools will take effect from last week.

Under the changes, home buyers of properties with swimming pools will have 90 days from settlement to rectify non-compliant pool barriers.

The new regulations are aimed at creating an effective pool barrier framework that protects the safety of children around backyard swimming pools.

More information is available here:

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.