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June 22, 2021

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Lennox Gardens object to Council approved shed

Eve Jeffery The members of the Lennox Community Gardens are distressed by what they say is the destruction of an...

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History as she is wrote

It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give some background to Byron Greens...

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the...

Elders call out pro-Dunoon Dam campaign sign as racist

Widjabul Wia-bal elders have called out a sign depicting sail boats and titled 'Widjabal Sailing Club’ that has appeared in Dunoon village recently as part of the pro-Dunoon Dam campaign as racist.

Byron triathletes maintain impressive form to take second spot

The Byron Bay ‘Breakers’ Triathlon Club finished their season with an impressive and highly respectable second in the Forager North Coast Interclub Series.

Chris Cooney, Mullumbimby.

If, like me, you are feeling somewhat flummoxed by the number of candidates running for [Byron Shire] Council perhaps you could ask yourself the question-which of these candidates would serve the community the best for the next four years?

I cannot go past the Greens as my first choice. I know these candidates reasonably well and each of them has a skill set which would lead our community in a progressive direction. Secondly, the group Community Byron, led by Cate Coorey, would add a much needed balance and, thirdly, Our Sustainable Future because the community needs the thoughtful and experienced Basil Cameron in the council as well.

Although I have nothing personal against real estate agents, local council is not the place for them. Conflict of interest is inevitable.

As for mayor, the choice is clear: Simon Richardson has been a dedicated and enthusiastic leader and councillor. He has our community’s interest at the centre of all his policy announcements and I fully endorse his candidature for this position.


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