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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

The Jezabels The Jezabels are on a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their multi-award winning Gold Album Prisoner. For the first time, the...

Never again

It seems to me that the floods became a ‘never again’ moment in time for Lismore and to a...

Byron new bioenergy gas electricity plant

1. The community were somewhat misled by Byron Shire Council. 2. The information from Council was a video… a...

Tweed Council ‘opt in’ to States agritourism – with conditions

The ‘confusing’ Agritourism SEPP was once again back on the table at last week's Tweed Council meeting as Cr Firth pushed to 'opt-out' over the State government's lack detail on conditions.

Flood resilience

A big thank you to Sonia Laverty and the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) for providing Monday’s meeting on flood...

Kindness on rise in Ballina and beyond

A community battered by natural disasters and COVID is still finding room in its heart for refugees and asylum seekers, according to Ballina Region for Refugees Vice President Stanley Yeo.

I’ve identified a new conspiracy. It’s been created by Byron Council and the RMS who obviously sat down months ago to plot how to maximise traffic disruption as we approach school holidays, schoolies, festivals and Xmas holidays

And they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Getting into Byron is a nightmare. Kilometres of cones on both sides of the highway, more delays at the hospital site, more delays in town. The roadworks are never-ending.

If this chaos isn’t enough, try Brunswick, where Fingal Street is now a no-go zone, detours and roadblocks have similarly infested the township making for impossible parking and let’s not forget the noise and vibrations.

Seriously, is there any planning at all between the RMS and Byron Council? Does anyone in either bureaucracy have any idea how to plan traffic movements so residents and visitors can actually access Byron and Bruns?

Sue Arnold, Ocean Shores


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