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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

I have been following the Fast Buck$ story about the ‘raid’ on his property and whether or not his accommodation is compliant with applicable regulations.

I wonder if we could call on Mr Buck$ to clarify whether that is the case? For the moment, let’s forget about the ‘fairness’ or the motive for the ‘raid’ and just concentrate on the issue of compliance.

I am assuming that Mr Buck$ charges his tenants rental fees and I would guess that this probably requires wider compliance with health and safety regulations like working fire alarms, compliant wiring and plumbing etc.

If rental income is indeed earned by the cabins on his property and since Mr Buck$ is a professed mayoral candidate (bet he doesn’t run), it would be helpful to be reassured that his tenants are afforded the level of protection that other commercial operations are obliged to meet. If not, why not?

Understand Mr Buck$ loves taking on authority figures and that this is a personal peccadillo of his. Mine is hypocrisy. Just want to be more aware of whether Mr Buck$ is the real deal, before I cast my vote.

Ian Gow, New Brighton

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