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August 1, 2021

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Unnecessary divisions

Louise Andrews, Lennox Head Dear Mandy, an excellent article in The Echo (Soapbox, 21 July). It saddens me too to witness...

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Keith Duncan, Pimlico The chooks have certainly come home to roost for the corruption riddled NSW government and ‘our’ scandal plagued...

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A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.

Magnificent sporting prowess and flag pride after 2021 NAIDOC

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people also shone in the sporting arena during NAIDOC 2021. 

Staged rollout change for large OS DA

Plans by a developer to change the staged rollout for a large Ocean Shores subdivision, and nine dwellings on 11 and 13 Warrambool Rd and 9 Bian Crt, Ocean Shores, are now on exhibition on Council’s website.

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Mr Dey, incumbent Mr Lyon and four other mayoral candidates were already busy campaigning for the top spot when NSW Local Government Minister Shelly Hancock delayed the election for a second time.

Your article on Byron Aged Care Nursing Home’s purchase of a bus to transport residents twice weekly on day trips implied our bus funding effort is over. Sadly, not true.

The urgency of buying a replacement bus was owing to our previous bus not having a chairlift, resulting in disabled residents being unable to use it.  The purchase was enabled through the temporary diversion of existing BAC funds, much needed elsewhere.

The bus cost $29,000. A total of $5,000 was donated by a number of groups including $1,000 from Rotary, who also located the bus. The two largest donations came from the Byron Aged Care Auxiliary and Byron Services Club. Another significant donor was the Winter Whalers.

BAC is in great need of further funding efforts to complete the purchase of our bus.

Jan Lang, Chairperson, Byron Aged Care


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