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July 5, 2022

Tweed LEP revisited

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Taqueria in Byron celebrates four years

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Man charged following break and enter – Casino

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Editorial – Byron Council report card

Did you know it’s been six months since councillors were elected? They have another two years to go, and while a usual term is a gruelling four years, this time, it’s shorter, owing to a disrupting bat virus.

Tenth Nannaversary of those mischievous knitters

Would you believe it, petals, it's been 10 years since the guerilla espionage not-so-sweet little ladies now known as the Knitting Nannas started their ruthless needling of CSG miner Metgasco.

Will Byron become the Malibu of the antipodes?

Here’s another reason for millennials to be marching on the street. We found out last week that on census day 2021, 15 per cent of the dwellings in the Byron Shire were unoccupied (2,348 places to be precise). That figure was 30 per cent in Byron Bay itself, three times the national average. 

Council advertising

Thanks Council, for the advertisement on page 5 letting us know that you co-hosted a conference. It is good...

Locals tix on offer for Writers Fest

Byron Writers Festival is again offering Sunday locals’ passes, supported for the third time by partners, Stone & Wood.

Katie Milne, Tweed Shire Councillor

One step in the right direction for Tweed’s new Local Environment Plan

An extraordinary meeting was held on Friday to quickly dispense with the rescission motion from Crs Polglase, Youngblutt and Byrne challenging the new environmental zoning strategy that councillors had resolved to accept as a late submission at the last council meeting.

The rescission motion was lost and all other councillors spoke of the absolute imperative to include Council’s long-awaited environmental strategy.

The option to either include, or not include, the Revised Environmental Strategy and/or the Koala Habitat Study, into the LEP is now expected to come back to Council in March or April.

If these strategies are accepted the dLEP would probably need to go back on exhibition again as these changes would be significant.

Regardless of either outcome, the concern will remain that consent for clearing, previously required for all vegetation in the new E3 zone (translated from the current 7(l) habitat and 7(d) scenic landscape), will no longer be required except in the case of threatened species and koala habitat.

Also of great concern are the extra land uses allowed in most of the zones and the new height limits in the urban areas.


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