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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

People moving from metropolitan areas to the Byron Shire will no longer be able to claim a $7000 state relocation allowance, following a request from Byron Shire Council.

Byron mayor Jan Barham says Byron doesn’t need financial incentives to entice people to move to the region and in fact the Shire is struggling to hold onto its population, many of whom are leaving because of lack of affordable housing options.

‘I think the idea was very good for people who are trying to get invigorated populations. But it’s not one that is really needed for the Byron Shire.’


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