New to the area? Perhaps you have become Council-curious. If so, here’s a summary of perhaps the most significant item debated and voted upon at last Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting: the long awaited Residential Strategy.
Council elections would be occurring this week but it got caught up in the world series pandemic event. Instead, our benevolent NSW govcorp overlords have put it off for a year. Yet an election this week would have brought fresh new energy to local politics – it’s clearly needed.
Revelations that the Liberal-Nationals state government has been promoting the north coast to potential CSG investors has sparked a strong reaction from Labor and the Greens, despite an admission it was a departmental stuff-up.
In its budget presentation last Tuesday, the Coalition government gave no mention of climate change or clean energy, despite banking on its theme of ‘innovation’, a nimble and agile Australia and a ‘new economy’.
Kingscliff property developer Gales Holgins is seeking to increase truck movements by bringing in fill from the M1 road works rather than using fill from the development site. But Kingscliff Ratepayers and Progress Association say that the impact on residents and business is too high a cost to pay.