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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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Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

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?’

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

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.

Cr Longland has misrepresented me when he claimed, as quoted in the Bulletin, that ‘she doesn’t want any dams – ever’.

I said quite clearly that I would support the Clarrie Hall dam if it came down to it, but that council reports, so far, have not yet convinced me that either dam is necessary.

I also pointed out that the council is actually in the process of commissioning an independent review so surely we should wait for that.

My concern is that there was no analysis in the council reports on whether it’s possible to avoid dam building, or if we could achieve this with the major new developments.  This concern has also been reinforced by the preliminary review already undertaken independently by Geolink Consulting.

It’s not about Byrrill Ck or Clarrie Hall dam at this stage; it’s about maximising water conservation in new developments, which unfortunately not one of these current councillors seems to be interested in.

Katie Milne
Tweed Shire Councillor
Carool



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