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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 4 August, 2021

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Staged rollout change for large OS DA

Plans by a developer to change the staged rollout for a large Ocean Shores subdivision, and nine dwellings on 11 and 13 Warrambool Rd and 9 Bian Crt, Ocean Shores, are now on exhibition on Council’s website.

Fifteen arrested in Brisbane protest

Police say they have arrested fifteen people following protest activity in Brisbane CBD this morning.

SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm Tuesday 3 August 2021, will...

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Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

Pennings and Adani to continue court battle

The Supreme Court has formalised orders agreed out of court by both Adani and Ben Pennings in relation to a decision handed down on 25 June 2021.

Tomorrow’s planned Love Lennox Festival has been postponed following predictions of strong winds and heavy rain over the weekend, with falls in excess of 100mm expected on Saturday alone.

In all, parts of the coast could see up to 300mm fall over the weekend.

Love Lennox organisers say that the festival has now been moved to Saturday July 16. The cancellation does not apply to Jazz by the Sea or Sunday’s World Environment Day event at Murwillumbah, which are set to go ahead as normal at this stage.

People involved with sporting activities should check with their local club or council.

Emergency services are recommending people postpone unnecessary travel, especially on Saturday.

An east coast low is set to deepen from Saturday, bringing gusty and humid north-easterly winds. Into the evening, these winds are a risk to increase to gale force, with damaging wind gusts a significant risk.

The strongest winds will be just to the south of the low’s centre, which by early Sunday, should be near the NSW/Qld border.

Along the coast a huge swell will develop, leading to damaging surf. Sets in excess of 2.5 metres are likely along the NSW coast, and some potentially in excess of 3 metres.

Minor to moderate flooding is predicted in the Tweed, Brunswick and Richmond river valleys, with moderate flooding expected for the Wilsons River.

King tides will add to the risk of flooding in lower tidal areas.

 


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