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February 27, 2021

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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Police use road spikes to catch speeder

Police say that on Friday at around 10.45pm, they received information that a stolen Hyundai Santa Fe was travelling south of the Pacific Motorway towards the QLD/NSW border.

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Saltwater mob style

Story & photo Melissa Butters If you’ve ever tasted the wild fish rillettes from The Bay SmokeHouse you know what’s...

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

John Lazarus, Byron Bay

There are a number of Council-proposed changes that together effectively form a new increased commercial rezoning of a large area of central Byron Bay.

The proposed reclassification of Railway Park, the proposed rezoning of the area beside Railway Park in front of the railway station, the proposed new ‘community’ commercial LEP zoning of the rail track, the proposed ‘community’ commercial use of the station building, the proposed ‘community’ commercial rezoning of the south Lawson Street carpark (that butts up to Railway Park behind the shops, that is between the back of the Jonson Street shops and the rail line). Then there is the proposed Masterplan extension of central business district zone, rezoning Butler Street and the Masterplan commercial proposals for the Butler Street reserve.

All these re-zonings tie together to form a new increased area of intensity of commercial activity. Community-informed development? I don’t think so. Give your favourite councillor a call.

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