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April 15, 2021

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SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

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Local start-up brings you breakfast in bed

Breakfast is now a whole lot more luxurious with the recent launch of Le Petit Brekkie in the Byron Shire. Changing how we enjoy breakfast, Emma and Kevin, the team behind the business, curate fresh, locally sourced breakfast boxes to be delivered directly to their clients’ doors. With the tagline ‘breakfast in bed, delivered’, Le Petit Brekkie hopes to make the indulgence of a lazy lie-in even more tempting.

Mullum’s lilac house the subject of Change.org petition

The plight of a Mullum resident has touched the hearts and injustice buttons of people far and wide who feel that a requirement that she repaint her house a heritage colour and possibly pay a fine, not only ridiculous but also petty.

$1500 council fee rebates for farmers

NSW Farmers commends the NSW Government on its delivery of a rebate scheme for NSW and local government fees and charges, following its $500 million commitment in the State Budget last year.

Poor Pauline

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Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Red Cross offers additional bushfire grants

Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

The planned eviction of the Brunswick Heads ‘pirate’ boat hire business by North Coast Holiday Parks (Sharks) exposes one of the biggest lies this organisation has been peddling about its proposed developments on the town’s foreshore public land.

NCHP claims local businesses will all benefit from the expansion and development of the town’s three caravan parks, yet, like the pirate, they will put many of them out of business. The pirate, who has operated his family business for 30 years, is being shut down by NCHP and surprise, surprise, their own caravan park just up the road has just started its own boat hire business.

When you look at the just released plans of management from NCHP, it shows that far from assisting many local businesses it will be directly competing against them, and on a very uneven playing field. NCHP’s plans show they intend to upgrade their parks by privatising and fencing off over half the town’s foreshore for their own private use. This is prime public land all tourists and residents have been happily sharing for well over 100 years. Why will tourists continue to visit Brunswick when much of the river, its beautiful walkways and parklands and the walking bridge are fenced off from them?

On NCHP’s new plans for Banner Park (where the pirate operates and children play) is a huge raised decking area exceeding 500sqm. Such an unnecessary and expensive structure looks destined to be a riverside cafe or other commercial site. Claims by NCHP that the pirate is monopolising the riverbank with his one-metre wide ‘plank’ are outrageous considering they are desperately trying to ban all but their paying customers from more than 500m of the riverbank and the majority of the town’s best foreshore parklands.

NCHP has asked for public feedback to their plans – give it to them!

Sean O’Meara, Brunswick Heads

 


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