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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

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Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

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Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Interview with Sarah McLeod

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Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

What council in its right mind would approve a DA for an existing dwelling which has become a full-sized family house and, when completed, will have a roof covering at least 80 per cent of the whole block?

Byron Shire Council did!

Then they farmed out the management of the DA to a private company.

This development is unfolding before my eyes as I live on the first floor of a block of Housing Dept units right next door.

I used to overlook a garden that attracted kookaburras, rosellas, lorikeets and migratory honeyeaters – and now it’s going to be one big roof reflecting glare and heat into my unit and the lady’s next door.

I’m 74 years old and have lived here for 12 years and now I’m confronted with this eyesore. I am told nothing can be done about this situation.

Alan Best
Brunswick Heads

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Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.