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September 29, 2023


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Feros responds to Expression of Interest announcement

The announcement earlier today that the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, started the Expressions of Interest (EOI) process for Feros Village Byron Bay has drawn a response from the Feros Care board that still sees the facility in terms of a 'closure'. 

Other News

The politics of the 2023 Voice referendum non-existent in 1967

Australians voted in the 1967 referendum on May 27, 1967. Harold Holt was the prime minister at the time, a Liberal MP who led a Coalition with the Country Party.

They’re he-ere: SLSC surf patrols are on!

Surf Life Saving NSW says that more than 20,000 active volunteer lifesavers began patrols on beaches across the state on Saturday. 

Circus, Comedy, WTF?

It’s that time again at the Brunswick Picture House – The Cheeky Cabaret’s new season has just opened and this one is more hilarious, and sexier, than ever!

Urban increase blueprint unveiled for Byron Shire

meeting that, if eventually adopted, could see upscaled urban development across the Shire via ‘infill, new release, existing zoned vacant land and living differently’.

Cinema: Battle of the sea folk

Yes, it’s school holidays so there are lots of films with ‘G’ in the rating, and Ruby Gillman – Teenage Kraken is definitely on the list. Sometimes the hero you are meant to be lies just beneath the surface.

Review on remote Indigenous Australians sheds light on the Voice to Parliament

As a white man living on Bundjalung Country, I acknowledge that it is not easy to make the cross-cultural shift from a Western paradigm lens to comprehend and appreciate the rich diversity and complexity of 65,000 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ sociocultural and spiritual history.


The beautiful (if disease, low wages and environmental destruction are your thing) golden arches are coming to the gateway to Wollumbin – Murwillumbah – which will henceforth be known as Mc Murwillumbah. If this repulses you then the Caldera Environment Centre need your help – and quickly.

On the other hand thousands of people can stop for a McDoodle burger for the next thousand years as they drive toward the region’s most sacred site.

A McDonald’s is proposed for the gateway to Wollumbin, the entrance to Murwillumbah. It will have a negative cumulative effect on businesses, residents and visitors and we must stop it from going ahead, which is very hard if no-one knows about it.

This development can only be stopped by a massive outpouring of public dissent and submissions opposing this forwarded to the [Tweed Shire] council [by] 18 November.

So if you have environmentalist friends please make some calls as time is running out. Corporate greed never ends.

Thank you for your support in this regard.

Kim Thompson

[email protected]


Editors note: The application is on exhibition at Tweed Shire offices at Council’s Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads Civic and Cultural Centres. Inspection may be undertaken during ordinary office hours. Objections can be mailed to PO Box 816 Murwillumbah 2484 or emailed to [email protected].

Any submission objecting to the proposed development must state the grounds upon which such objection is made.

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Weed exit and smiley koalas get support

Weed and smiley koalas were on the minds of Tweed Shire Councillors and staff at last week’s council meeting.

Another wallaby death on beach prompts calls on dog owners 

A Byron local says a dead wallaby found on Belongil beach last Saturday had all the hallmarks of a dog attack, and is calling on the public to be more vigilant and for authorities to step up to help protect native wildlife.

A win for Feros Village Byron Bay residents

A whole community can expel a sigh of relief at the breaking news that months of distress and sadness can now become part of history – this morning the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, has announced that services providers for aged care are advised that Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for Feros Village Byron Bay.

How do you rate the media rating system?

Parents are being asked to have a say on whether Australia’s media classification system is effective in informing decisions around age-appropriate films and video games for children.