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July 1, 2022

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Supply chain pain? Try localisation!

A community screening of Local Futures’ new film, 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution', will be held today, Friday, July 1, at The Farm in Byron Bay from 6pm. Damon Gameau and Pacha Light will be joining Helena Norberg-Hodge for a discussion afterwards.

Other News

Get booked, from July 1

The annual Byron Shire Book Fair is finally going ahead from Friday July 1 to Sunday July 3 from 9am to 4pm at the Byron Bay Surf Club.

Fooling no one

Danny Wakil isn’t fooling anyone (Letters, 15 June). He is obviously pro-Israel, but his tone and talking points belie...

Flood-prone land in Murwillumbah swapped for flood-free land 

It has been five years in the making but the innovative land swap of flood-prone land for flood-free land in Murwillumbah is underway with a second round of ‘expressions of interest’ about to open. 

Contentious Bruns DA before Council again

A controversial decision by Byron Council to approve a mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads could be overturned, after a group of councillors who oppose the plan got the numbers for a rescission motion.

Lismore’s latest flood fighting asset arrives

The NSW State Emergency Service’s first custom-built High Clearance Vehicle, known as a Unimog, has arrived at its new permanent home of Lismore.

Building hei(s)(gh)ts

I also strongly agree with David Gilet and Paul McCarthy on the creeping cancer of increased building heights/heists in...

Glen Van der Merwe, Byron Bay

Does the humming noise from your neighbour’s pool pumps bother you in your house between 8pm and 7am seven days a week? If it does bother you, then you can by law ask them to switch them off at these times.

I have been suffering pool-pump noise in my home now for seven years. I have asked the owners of the nearby property to please switch them off during these hours as they are causing me great distress. Their arrogant answers were ‘they are off’, ‘wear ear plugs’, ‘sleep with the radio on to dampen the sound’, or ‘just ignore it because there’s nothing we can do, they need to be on at night to run our water features’. Bad luck, neighbours.

Council have tried many times to resolve the problem, but they gave up and suggested I take them to court, which I’ve enquired about. There is no legal aid and I would have to represent myself and pay all costs if I lose. Is all this fair?

If you have a problem with noise from neighbour’s pool pumps ring me on 0413 683 374 so that we can organise a lobby group to approach council to do more. For example there needs to be an after-hours worker to go around checking for compliance.


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