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Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

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Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Tumbulgum is to get 15 more parking spots at the expense of its riverside parkland.

The decision came after mayor Barry Longland told councillors that a recent public meeting on the issue was attended by many people who did not live in the village, including employees of the Tumbulgum hotel. Tumbulgum Hotel is close to where the extra parking places are to be built.

The public meeting voted 28 to 20 in favour of 18 more parking spaces.

‘We learnt during the recent community access meeting that a lot of people at that meeting were non-residents of Tumbulgum and employees at the hotel. There are questions regarding the vote that are unsettling,’ said Cr Longland.

Cr Warren Polglase said, ‘All people at that meeting had a right to vote. They may operate businesses there,’ he said.


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