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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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Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

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.

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Syd Geary

Council: Byron Shire

Town/city: Ocean Shores

Number of years in shire/LGA: 18

Current councillor? No

Clubs/sports/interests: Queens Park Rangers FC

Are you a member of a political party or an organised ‘ticket’? Yes – Group E: Karin Kolbe, Phil Preston and Bill Mackay

Brief description:  Own and run printing business in Mullumbimby: Mullumbimby Printworks.

2 What has motivated you to stand?

Lack of action by the current council in the north of the shire.

3 What is your vision for the shire/LGA?

Keep it a happy, healthy and thriving place to live and work.

4 In your opinion, how can council best balance the need for further residential development with the need to preserve the local environment

Only allow development where suitable, and work with the existing communities.

5 What particular issues do you feel strongly about?

Sports ground, swimming pool and a youth activities centre for Ocean Shores/Brunswick Heads, better lighting in Ocean Shores. Potholes and public transport.


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