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Byron Shire
September 21, 2021

Chamber’s changes welcome

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September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

Other News

New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in 25 days

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.

Byron’s CBD heights limits pushed – again 

The developer behind a new, multi-storey motel to be built in central Byron Bay has applied to further increase the height of the building, despite having already been allowed to exceed the maximum height limit for that part of town.

Teacher survey

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Found – Have you seen Steve? Missing person

Mullumbimby man Steve Mustchin went missing at 11am this morning from Byron Bay Hospital and his family are asking locals to keep an eye out for him.

Strange strategy

The strategy applied by Byron Shire Council (BSC) since 2002 is bemusing at best. Firstly a position was created by...

Viruses

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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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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

Locals will have the chance to support local men with their mental health when the Night of Hope Charity Ball takes place in Ballina on October Ball.