Community News

Grafton Midday Rotary Giant Book Sale is on again

Grafton Midday Rotary is staging the next Book Sale June 3-4, fittingly, at the Criterion Theatre.Book Sale coordinator, Grafton Midday Rotarian Peter Robinson said, “The book sale will run from Friday 8.30am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm.”“We are planning a giant book sale! We were deluged with lots of new books during the Covid book sale suspensions, so…

Maclean Orchid Annual Show results

The spectacular Autumn Show resumed at the Maclean Bowls Club end of April, to the delight of members and many welcome visitors. Our thanks go out to Cr Mayor Ian Tiley for attending the Presentation, and to our wide variety of sponsors for shared support throughout our wonderful Clarence region, and their appreciated prizes.  Congratulations to all the winners.Long-time members…

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North Coast News

Flood recovery grants to boost North Coast community wellbeing 

Community organisations can now apply for funding through the three-year, $5 million Community Wellbeing and Resilience Flood Recovery Grants program, as well as assistance to help with their grant application.  Grants will be awarded to non-government providers helping the community from the ground up, by providing community-based trauma and healing programs that support local recovery and build community resilience.  Funded by the…

General News

Charger guide helps NSW buildings get EV ready

More electric vehicle (EV) drivers can soon charge up at home and work, with a step-by-step guide released by the NSW Government, and a pilot site providing proof of concept for EV-ready buildings. Minister for Energy Matt Kean said there are already more than 850 registrations for a new Government webinar about helping make apartment and commercial buildings ready to…

Providing employees with vaccine incentives or pets can lead to FBT obligations: ATO

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is today urging employers that have provided their employees with fringe benefits to consider their fringe benefits tax (FBT) obligations – including registering, reporting, lodging and paying FBT. The ATO expects many employers to have an FBT obligation for the first time due to benefits provided during COVID-19. A fringe benefit is a ‘payment’ to…

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