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December 8, 2022

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Councils ‘bullied’ with increased NSW govt burdens, say LGNSW

NSW councils have been ‘set up to fail’ with their annual audits ‘because the NSW Government is forcing them to carry the depreciation cost of assets they neither own nor control’, claims the peak body representing councils, Local Government NSW.

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Global Ripple Op Shop in Byron destroyed by fire

The much-loved Global Ripple Op Shop in the Byron Arts & Industrial Estate has suffered major damage in a fire that also struck Byron Bay taxis and the Suby pop up cafe.

Councils ‘bullied’ with increased NSW govt burdens, say LGNSW

NSW councils have been ‘set up to fail’ with their annual audits ‘because the NSW Government is forcing them to carry the depreciation cost of assets they neither own nor control’, claims the peak body representing councils, Local Government NSW.

Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra returns

What a year – after a positive beginning and memorable performances by talented teacher bands at the first Twilight...

BreastScreen van comes to Byron

The BreastScreen NSW mobile van will be in Byron Bay from 14 – 21 December at the Cavanbah Centre on Ewingsdale Road. Free mammograms are provided to eligible women aged between 50 and 74 and there’s no referral needed.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers. 

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

My hat’s off to the Byron Shire councillors for solving the traffic problem getting into Byron. Especially Rose Wanchap, whose idea it was (or so I’ve heard) to put in two lanes to the main roundabout.

The last two weeks I’ve been able to go into town from Ewingsdale with no trouble at all. Who would ever have thought that such a simple solution would work so well? I confess I thought it would help a little, but not nearly so much as it has.

Now going into Byron for a morning coffee is a pleasure again, at least until the new developments like West Byron and the huge retirement village around the new hospital restore the problem.

Charles MacFarland, Ewingsdale


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