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School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

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Byron Shire councillors have requested a report on reducing commercial ratings and/or the re-categorisation to residential ratings for bed-and-breakfast establishments (B&Bs).

The motion by Mayor Barham and Cr Staples came after Wendy Hochgrebe addressed Council in morning access last Thursday. Mrs Hochgrebe and her husband Tim operate the B&B Planula, located on Melaleuca Drive, Byron Bay.

She said she spoke on behalf of eleven B&B operators.

‘Unlike holiday letting, we are a legal business; we have to comply with parking, disability access etc. In these hard economic times we are hoping our rates can be reviewed.’


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School Strike for Climate next Friday

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