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May 7, 2021

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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No air for Ben

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Stop giving Franklin air time. Mayor Richardson, in his usual fashion, joins up with his mate Franklin...

Why do we destroy what we love?

Nan Nicholson, The Channon I have been an environmental activist for over 50 years (I started when I was a...

What’s going on with gas?

David Lowe According to the prime minister, we’re in the midst of a ‘gas-led recovery’. Until about five minutes ago,...

Ballina Shire for the next 4 years: time to have your say

The Ballina Shire Council’s Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2021/22 - 2024/25 will be on exhibition until the 28th of May with provisions for public feedback. 

Is hydrogen part of a sustainable energy future?

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. For starters, it’s abundant. Hydrogen can store excess renewable power. When liquified, it’s more energy intense than fossil alternatives. In a fuel cell, it can generate electricity. When it’s burned, the only by-product is water.

Independent wants to be Byron’s new mayor

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.

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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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

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Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.