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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.

Your Local Club Academy Games

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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

Byron Council formally opposes ‘Byron Baes’ TV show

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Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Have you seen what a gasfield looks like, from the air?

Don’t believe the hype! The vast majority of top-level politicians and mainstream media are bought and paid for by the oil and gas industries. Do your own research.

There is no way that fracking can be guaranteed safe. Internet and alternative media have endless reports of air, water, and land contamination, plus sickness and dislocation in communities.

The employment argument is totally self-serving – if the subsidies were taken from fossil-fuels and re-directed to renewable energy and retro-fitting housing for energy-efficiency, far more jobs would be created, and they wouldn’t be fly-in fly-out either.

I invite local community media and educational institutions to proactively campaign for electoral registration. There are thousands of unregistered or inaccurately-registered voters out there, especially new young (age 18+) entrants. The closing date for registration is March 9.

Registering and voting is a lot less hassle than last-ditch battles to stop industrial invasion on the ground.

Do you, the 98.6 per cent, really mean it? Grab your chance to vote – and don’t vote for promises of safety, vote to keep Northern Rivers fully gasfield-free.

For one local collection of independent research try gasfieldfreebyronshire.org/resources

Param (Daniel) Berg, Mullumbimby


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