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February 27, 2021

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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

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.

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Paul Taylor, Murwillumbah

You know what would have been the best outcome for the old Norco site? Preserving the hundred-year-old building in the first bloody place.

That tremendous red brick structure could have been renovated similarly to the old Buderim Ginger Factory and would have a been a grand asset in the town. The same goes for the old Murwillumbah Ambo Station – these buildings were structurally sound and only needed a bit of imaginative design to create something very original.

If the ambos needed more space what’s to stop the O’Farrell government moving them to a more appropriate site, such as the defunct Greyhound facility?

Whilst-ever dumb councillors allow this town’s older-style buildings to continue disappearing, the closer the town is to going down the gurgler.

Wake up community, it’s not Queensland in the 1970s. Yet glancing at the National Party cohorts on Council you could be mistaken.

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