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$65 million relief package for fire areas
A $65 million recovery package for bushfire areas will be fast-tracked by the state government. The package offers support measures for councils, businesses and local families hardest hit by this season's fires. The bushfire crisis has put pressure on state and...

Federal Parliament to honour fire victims, volunteers
The entire first day of Federal Parliament will be dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in fires and to honour the volunteers and emergency workers who have served the community over the devastating summer. Parliament meets for the first...

Australia 'has a story to be proud of': Murray
Sky News host Paul Murray has taken time to “appreciate” all the things that make the nation great this Australia Day, and has condemned all the “garbage” which is present in society too. “We have a story to be proud of,” Mr Murray said. Mr Murray spoke of...

Gruesome discovery as body found on beach
The body was found on the shoreline at Safety Beach, just north of the Darkum Creek inlet, on Sunday around noon, police said. Officers attached to Coffs Clarence Police District attended and the body was retrieved with the assistance of the State Emergency...

Library Amnesty 2017

The Council Libraries are again in the Christmas spirit by offering to waive outstanding library fees during December.

Customers who present their overdue books at a library during December will have their overdue fines, processing and holds fees waived in exchange for a donation of canned food. If you have already returned your books, but have incurred overdue fees, you can also have these fees waived in exchange for a can of food.

This year, Council’s library amnesty will donate all food to Foodbank Queensland, an organisation that distributes food to charities and community organisations who assist those in need.

Perishable food items cannot be accepted.
Visit the Wynnum Library in Florence Street between 1-31 December 2017 with your overdue books and a donation of canned food.
Residents without outstanding library fees are also welcome to provide donations of canned food/goods at their local library to help spread Christmas cheer to those in need.