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April 24, 2024

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New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

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Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

Rebuilding communities from Lennox and Evans Head to Coraki and Woodburn

In February and March 2022, our region was subject to a series of weather events that causeed one of the nation’s worst recorded flood disasters. The economic impact of a natural disaster can be felt far beyond the damage to housing and infrastructure.

Menacing dog declaration revoked

After an emotional deputation from the owner of the dog involved, Ballina Shire Council has this morning revoked a menacing dog declaration for the kelpie Lilo, which was brought into effect following a bite in July 2022.

Sweet and sour doughnuts

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Save Wallum now

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‘No-one ever came back but all reports indicate it’s lovely,’ and so begins this wickedly funny play about death and motherhood. Directed by the Drill’s accomplished artistic director, Liz Chance, Ghosting the Party tells the story of three generations of women who face questions of mortality and life with rigour, honesty and humour.

One Vision Productions working with school kids to film a music video. Photo supplied.
One Vision Productions working with school kids to film a music video. Photo supplied.

Celebrating the youth of the Byron Shire and beyond by creating social change through music and youth empowerment, One Vision Productions have been working with young people for 15 years.

One Vision Productions recently set up a Creative Hub as a permanent base in the Byron Arts and Industry Estate and have begun a crowdfunding campaign to fund it here.

‘At the moment the Hub is unfunded; we need support from the community to continue these projects that are literally changing the lives of vulnerable young people in our region,’ said founding director, Mark Robertson.

Free Fridays

Every Friday kids from seven upwards can learn to produce, DJ and enjoy other activities free at the Creative Hub, 5–8pm, 4/10 Wollongbar street, Byron Bay Arts and Industry Estate.

‘What we’re doing is offering young people a space where they can be inspired to create, explore their potential and be met with unlimited opportunity,’ said Mark.

‘We’ve got around 40 kids from seven to 25 who come.’

One Vision Productions work in community centres, schools and youth organisations providing mentoring, music tuition, film, street-art and lyric-writing workshops among others.

Viral success

They recently had a hugely successful music video they did with indigenous students from Kingscliff High School that went viral gaining 56,000 hits in just three days. You can check it out on the One Vision Productions Facebook page.

Find out more about One Vision Productions and how to help disadvantaged young people on their journey here or come down between 5 and 8pm on Fridays and see for yourself the great work the team are doing.

If you don’t have money but you do have time, you can volunteer some time. Join other volunteers who are helping the youth of this Shire find their voice.

One Vision Productions accepts donations via their website and has deductible gift recipient (DGR) status for tax purposes.


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