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April 19, 2021

Byron business booming, but no new infrastructure

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Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

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Housing crisis and Council

Avital Sheffer, Mullumbimby Population growth in this Shire is inevitable like it or not. Those who are being pushed out by...

Sprout lovers

Sprouts can sometimes be overlooked on the weekly grocery list… except for those in the know, of course!

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Northern Rivers Food Harvest food trail will return in 2021!

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, to be held on the weekend of 1–2 May 2021, is guaranteed to be a very Northern Rivers experience, reflecting and celebrating the distinctive provenance of our region’s food. The Trail will offer lots of wonderful eating and drinking experiences; being jam-packed with our most-acclaimed restaurants, producers, farmers and growers.

Electricity ‘fun facts’

Anonymous, Ballina I’m surprised that a part of David Lowe’s online article of March 15 slipped under the fact-check radar (‘Tamara Smith...

$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.

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores

I was pleased to see in the the television media of another bumper season for Byron businesses due to the influx of tourists now that there is rarely an off-season in Byron Bay as well as the increased opportunity for employment for local unemployed residents that it will hopefully create.

I’m looking forward to reading of new contributions from north coast businesses to contribute to the rising costs of infrastructure in the shire (that the town and council are clearly struggling with) required to satisfy and accommodate their patrons.

New projects such as alternative power generation, realistic low-cost housing projects, parks for the north of the shire and contribution to a new light rail network and other ideas would be worthy recipients of this extra long term funding.

 


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