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April 24, 2024

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Sweet and sour doughnuts

Victoria Cosford ‘It’s probably a good thing I don’t have a sweet tooth,’ says Megan. I’ve called in at the pop-up...

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Sweet and sour doughnuts

Victoria Cosford ‘It’s probably a good thing I don’t have a sweet tooth,’ says Megan. I’ve called in at the pop-up...

Can Council’s overturn their decisions?

NSW Labor planning minister, Paul Scully, when asked about the Wallum estate by local MP Tamara Smith (Greens)  in...

Wallum

It is, at best, amusing, but mostly disappointing, to see The Echo reporting on the mayoral minute to Council...

Big names at local chess tournament

A major Northern Rivers chess tournament was held at the Byron Bay Services Club in late April. ‘It was well-attended,...

Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

Having fun in the Playground

Playground is a well-established event that will go off at Coorabell Hall on Saturday. For over two years, three long-term local DJ’s – Pob, Curly Si and Halo – have been curating this rhythmic happening. Their pedigree is assured and they guarantee the best underground electronic music and a loyal crew that bring a big-hearted vibe. On Saturday they’ll be bringing the dance to the hills.

Byron bypass bypassed

The best opportunity for this was ignored by both the Byron Shire Council and the RTA when the route for the T2E was politically chosen. A bypass was possible if the Route D option had been chosen; all that would have been required was an intersection at the Broken Head Road/Midgen Flat Road at Suffolk Park. Had this been designed  in the T2E Pacific Highway it would have given residents and coastal visitors a like a five-minute journey to Ewingsdale from Suffolk Park and  all for a relative low incremental cost.

It all goes to show that the NIMBY behaviour of a few has cost the many. Plus those 86 homes that have had to be acquired on the approved route verses the 16 properties on Route Option D.

A wise former statesman once said, ‘evil persists if good men do nothing,’ or in this case poor planning exists if good politicians do nothing.

Your readers should not be hoodwinked by the spin that the RTA has put out there and will continue to do so to justify the poor quality of bureaucracy we have.

Robert Deards


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