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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

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.

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

So Cr Warren Polglase wants Tweed Council to sell off all its landholdings?

I am sure most developers would appreciate the opportunity to buy prime real estate at the bottom of the market. Got any buyers in mind, Warren?

The premier of Queensland flogged off millions of dollars community assets and the electors handed her the greatest political flogging on record in that state. Warren justifies the ‘sell-off by claiming the money could be used to improve infrastructure.

Wouldn’t releasing more prime land to developers increase the demand on infrastructure given that they contribute comparatively very little to infrastructure costs generated under this council’s generous conditions that accompany DA assessment approvals?

Community real estate assets are essential for the provision of future community facilities, such as parks and recreation areas, libraries, sports centres, auditoriums, and local health and community centres etc. This legacy handed to us by the initiative and foresight of the pioneering forefathers of this shire must not be destroyed by those who live to profit from the present.

Margaret Bergan, Kingscliff


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