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March 1, 2021

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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Byron Bay Community Centre general manager Paul Spooner and Nickel Energy’s Ben Luker are all smiles after the installation of eight further solar panels on the centre roof to complete a 3-kilowatt system of 16 panels which the local solar-system company has donated to the centre in the past year.

Based on the 60 cent feed-in tariff that the centre is eligible for, the system will generate $2,660 per year in revenue for the Community Centre for the next four and a half years.

Mr Spooner says the generous support from Nickel will hopefully inspire other building owners in the CBD to install similar systems to reduce their power costs as ‘there’s not many solar panels on rooftops in the town centre’.

Nickel Energy managing director Nick Lake said the company is interested in talking to other community groups who are keen to adopt sustainability measures.

Photo Jeff ‘Sun Lover’ Dawson


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