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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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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.

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Robyn Lemaire, President,
Murwillumbah Ratepayers and Resident Association (MRRA)

The Murwillumbah Ratepayers and Resident Association (MRRA) was formed in 2004. As a group we make submissions to council on behalf of our community and individuals. We are open to those who want to participate in the future development of our town. As a group we have made a number of submissions to council on matters such as: road route design, a second bridge in Murwillumbah, Community Strategic Plan, Flood Risk Management Plan, Museum extensions, and the Murwillumbah Community Centre. We discussed the DA for a retirement development in east Murwillumbah, and the proposed changes to Sunnyside Mall, and the Budd Park proposal. There is always something to discuss, yet our meetings are generally closed by 9pm. We have our meetings on the third Monday of each month at the Autumn Club in Tumbulgum Road (near the Council Chambers, next to the library), from 7.30pm. Our next meeting is the AGM on 20 August 2012, followed by the ordinary meeting.

Membership costs $6 for the year. You may wish to just be a financial member, and come when you want. Participation is not essential, but will help us move into the future. If you are new to the area, or a long-time resident, and you are interested in local history, flood levels, and the development of our town, we may be what you are looking for. As we are a high-population-growth town, we should be expecting a lot of changes over the coming years. A gold-coin donation at the end of the night for tea and biscuits is the norm.



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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.