■ TWEED Shire Council contractors are beginning to close a number of shire roads to repair damage from the March 2017 flood. Some of these closures may leave residents upstream of the damage site isolated for a few days if there are no alternative access routes available. A Tweed Shire statement said the council contractor would provide as much advanced notice as possible to residents and the council would support them through media and Facebook posts and its regular Road Wrap listing on the website.
■ AN AUSTRALIAN-FIRST pilot program was announced this week where NSW Seniors Card holders will receive a $100 cash reward when they sign up as an Airbnb host and successfully complete their first booking of three nights or more. Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said the partnership with Airbnb would help ease the cost of living for seniors, create real economic opportunities and keep them socially connected to their communities.
■ BOATERS will be reminded to mind their manners when out on the water as part of a state-wide compliance operation starting today. Operation “Safer Water: Smart Boating is Best” kicks off across all NSW waterways from Saturday, April 14, and will continue until sundown on Sunday, April 22. Roads and Maritime Services director Angus Mitchell said boating safety officers would make sure boaters were compliant with laws including navigating on the correct side of the water and using correct safety gear such as life jackets and other equipment.