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March 1, 2021

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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.

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Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

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. 

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

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Suffolk pump track

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Anika Ebner, South Golden Beach

Please chill out! Recently I’ve noticed an increase of aggression on our roads, particularly in Byron CBD, and it’s frequently from our friends across the border going by the number plates. Tailgaiting, gap filling, beeping for no reason, speeding up when pedestrians are trying to cross (even for elderly or families and children).

Our infrastructure isn’t set up for lots of traffic, but being aggressive towards other drivers and pedestrians is not going to help your cause – it just makes everyone feel anxious. 

What’s everyone in a rush for anyway – it’s Byron isn’t it?

Looking forward to the day our town facilitates pedestrians and has park-and-ride schemes in place. 

Visiting Byron? Take a moment to smile or say hello to people on the street.


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