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February 27, 2021

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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Tweed mayor and rail trail

Richard White, East Ballina I watched a Facebook video of Mayor, Chris Cherry, addressing a meeting, organised by the Northern...

Jaimini hut

Margot Hays, Bangalow I would like to voice my opinion regarding the hut structure at Belongil where Jaimini sits and...

A name by any other

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores An extract from Turning the Tide, the latest Australian Marine Conservation supporter newsletter: ‘Last year the Adani...

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

The second stage of the massive Ballina bypass project is almost complete and, for the first time ever, Ballina won’t be caught in a perpetual traffic jam come Boxing Day.

The Teven Road to Cumbalum section is reported to be six months ahead of schedule. To celebrate, there will be a family fun day at Teven Road bridges at West Ballina on Sunday 27 November between 9am and 2pm.

An historic monument has been rescued from the path of the highway.

The memorial is built of bricks from a chimney of Fairfield, a homestead built in 1889 on one of the earliest land grants in Alstonville, and was on land acquired during preparation for the highway upgrade.

Following an approach by Alstonville Plateau Historical Society, Ballina Council found a suitable alternative site in a council-owned reserve in Alstonville, near where the original homestead once stood.

The land on which the original home once stood was selected by brothers Thomas and Andrew Freeborn around 1865.

Thomas died unmarried and Andrew gave the land to his son William, who built the house for his new wife, Isabella Cooke.


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