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November 28, 2022

Chamber’s changes welcome

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Ballina ‘Steps Up’ against domestic and family violence

The Ballina community came out in force to ‘Step Up Against Domestic Violence on Friday.

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Bruem pushes Ballina council to debate 4WDs on beaches again

After two years of four-wheel drive [4WD] access restrictions to South Ballina’s beach, the Ballina Shire Council is to debate a review of the system this Thursday.

Five men charged with child sex offences, Gold Coast

Queensland Police say five men have been charged with multiple child sex offences following a joint investigation by officers from Argos and the Gold Coast Child Protection and Investigation Unit.

Poppy seed tea causes hospitalisations and product recall

People are advised to check the poppy seeds in their kitchens following a nationwide recall of poppy seed products linked to poisoning. 

Byron Council to ‘draw a line’ under Broken Head development

Byron Shire Council Mayor, Michael Lyon, will attempt to have a large part of the Linnaeus Estate given a new Environmental Living zoning in a bid to prevent further applications for development there.

Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future...

Fostering local writing talent

Since 2001, the Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship has been inspiring writers on the path to publication. This year saw four writers spend a week in Possum Creek being mentored by Walkley Award-winning journalist and author, Sarah Armstrong.

Sue Taylor, Bangalow

While I’m not a member, it is heartening to hear the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce has reformed with a new committee that will represent the business community of Bangalow.

It seems obvious that supporting Bangalow’s businesses would go hand in hand with protecting the charm and character of the town. After all – it is this charm and character that attracts both visitors and locals to the town, into the little shops and cafes as well as enjoying our community markets.

Unfortunately Bangalow is facing enormous pressure from developers.

For Bangalow to remain special residents in town and in the greater Bangalow area, as well as our business community,  will need to work together to fend off inappropriate development.

Development that is oversized, out of character, destroys our open rural landscape or attracts more truck movements through the centre of town has no place in a vibrant Bangalow.
Congratulations to the new Chamber executive.

 


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