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March 2, 2021

Splendour’s $35k cash splash

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Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

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Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

‘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.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Splendour in the Grass GM Elise Huntley hands the $10,000 cheque to the Pocket Public School staff and students. Photo supplied

Six local community groups and organisations will share  $35,000 in grants from Splendour in the Grass. As part of their yearly community grants program, festival organisers donate $1 from every event ticket sold.

Organiser say the groups and amounts are: Byron Bay Public School ($2,000), the Pocket Public School ($10,000), Human Nature Adventure Therapy ($3,000), Social Futures ($5,000), Mullumbimby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men’s Group ($10,000) and Ocean Shores Primary School ($5,000).

Organisers said they received a great response from local organisations, ‘with over 55 applications lodged.’


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