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June 20, 2024

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Have your say on Byron Bay’s foreshore 

Byron Council staff have proposed options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal, of the carpark overlooking Main Beach. 

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Relocalising to find the life we all dream of

Everywhere we look we see signs of economic downturn, environmental destruction and social breakdown. It’s easy to wonder how we can ever improve our lives and those of our kids.

Rail trails

Having ridden both local rail trails I can only say what a pleasure they bring. No cars or traffic noise...

Editorial – Should Mullum’s water remain locally sourced?

The push by members of Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) to retain Mullum’s local water supply is heating up...

Labor announces its councillor ticket for Byron Shire

Labor councillor, Asren Pugh, and South Golden Beach local, Janet Swain will head the Byron Shire Labor team to contest the Byron Shire Council elections on September 14.

Occupiers of North Lismore buybacks report no eviction past deadline

Supporters of people occupying otherwise empty bought-back houses in North Lismore say Monday passed peacefully without any eviction attempts.

Max to the Max

As a young man who grew up in the Byron Shire, Max McAuley discovered his talent for dance and performance at an early age. When his parents saw him playing music videos over and over again and copying the choreography, they decided it was time to enrol him in formal dance lessons.

Peter Olson, Goonengerry. 

I notice someone intends to ruin the scenic beauty of the Brunswick Boat Harbour by filling the entire water area with finger wharves: boats won’t even be able to turn around there any more.

Next someone intends to trash the little park where the Brunswick Market is held, by developing that public park: outrageous!

Finally, someone thinks they can now develop the little Railway Park in Byron with commercial development – in that tiny little park: crazy!


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1 COMMENT

  1. Your view which I respect is illconceived. Have you been to the marina area recently to see the works done to create a spectacular view from the old slipway?
    Well the area has been rejuvenated for locals and visitors to enjoy. The rehashing of the marina may encourage lone Yachtsmen from the deep blue to drop in and say G’day!
    Consider the marina not as a development, think of it as repairing and revitalising a piece of maritime history! I enjoy old boats “if they could only talk” and “Salty dogs while they still walk” (maybe we can create a land mark showcasing logging and maritime history of the area)
    Dont object, we all should step back, take a breath and have a think about it, you’ll realise the positives will out way the negatives.
    Skiff sailor.

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