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Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

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Byron Shire Council is holding an extraordinary meeting today to discuss the recruitment of a general manager.

The Shire’s top job pays $190,559 per year (excluding allowances), according to Byron Council’s annual report from 2010/11.

The Councillor Recruitment Panel has completed first-round interviews and shortlisted a number of applicants for final-stage interviews.

It is expected that councillors and staff will move into confidential session to discuss the report, which was prepared by executive manager of organisational support, Shannon McKelvey.

A public report on the GM’s recruitment is available on Council’s website: www.byron.nsw.gov.au.

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