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April 23, 2021

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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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5MW solar farm funding under question

A 5MW solar farm proposed for Myocum, located near the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, poses a ‘high degree of risk’, and could jeopardise funding for other large Council infrastructure projects, according to a staff report, to be tabled at this Thursday’s meeting.

Pottsville policing forum asks the hard questions

Members of the Pottsville and Tweed Coast community say that in response to an increase in criminal activity in the area and their request for increased police presence, they were hosting a police presentation at Pottsville.

Interview with Dave Callan

Dave Callan is a big hairy Irish bloke. He’s funny. You would have seen him on Rove and heard him on Triple J – but now you get to see him dance! With backup dancers and a show full of spectacular choreography and a hairy Viking, catch A–Z of Dance at Byron Comedy Fest. Dave told us a little more…

Koala Wars

James Wright, Byron Bay On reading Dailan’s ‘Koala Wars’ I felt compelled introduce the readers to interesting debate about the health and...

Increase in remote access scams

Local financial institutions say there has been an increase in remote access scams experienced by customers recently.

Poor Council drains

Kate Anderson, Mullumbimby In response to and support of Kerry Gray’s and Robin Gracie’s letters Echo 31 March). The McGoughans Lane...

Flow hive could be sweetener for bee healthEver thought you’d like to learn more about bees? Eden at Byron are harvesting honey from their flow hive for the first time this Saturday 1 April and have decided that they are going to make it all about the bee.

The honey harvest will begin at 9.30am and flow hive inventor Cedar Anderson will be on hand to share in the excitement. Cedar will then take the chance to talk about the flow hive, its invention and management.

Families are welcome. There will be seed planting and colouring in along with a range of experts talking on topics. There will giveaways throughout the day and talks will cover looking after bees in your garden, sustainable gardening and soil health to the importance of the over 1660 native Australian bees and how to make your garden bee friendly.

For more information click here


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