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June 15, 2024

Housing initiative applauded

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Youth suicide?

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Local runners impress at national championships

Byron Bay Runners are producing some of the best track runners in the country, with five of our senior squad athletes finishing in the top ten in their events at Athletics Australia’s recent national championships held in Adelaide, back in April.

A deeper dive into plans to abandon Mullum’s local water supply

With Council seeking community input on its proposal to disconnect Mullumbimby’s local water source and instead be reliant on water supplied by Rous County Council, local Greens candidate and water engineer, Elia Hauge, has added her concerns around the lack of meaningful consultation and process.

Flood-prone land subdivision DA on exhibition

A proposal by developer Callum Sked to subdivide flood-prone land near the Mullumbimby Showground is now on public exhibition on Council’s website until June 25.

Ballina Council blacklists wrong tree

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Laura Tingle

To the Most Honourable Professor of Good Sense, David Lowe, I’ve just read your opinion in our beloved Byron...

Chinny Charge entries now open!

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Michael McDougall, Suffolk Park

Just recently a close friend who has been wanting to downsize has had to come to the realisation that no suitable housing exists within her budget in the Byron Shire.

When long-term residents have to leave the shire because of lack of suitable housing stock, our community suffers.

That’s why I want to loudly applaud the recent announcement by Greens Mayor Simon Richardson that council will partner with several other groups to provide a new model of low-cost off-the-grid housing for residents on Council land.

Byron Shire is crying out for more initiatives like this, and thank goodness we have a Mayor in place with the vision to take it forward.


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