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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

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

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Paul Jones, Butler St C’ty Network Inc

This week I labelled the proposed Butler Street bypass a destructive and retarded piece of urbanism. This piece of poop has a long history of various strategies but the final outcome is the result of some very determined bastardry, cunning manipulations and wilful stupidity. 

The final stages of this local drama have been overseen by the Byron Greens, and what a major disappointment they turned out to be. 

Elected under the banner of the Australian Greens they abandoned their key principles with such astounding disregard that we as a community are left stunned and depressed. 

Simon Richardson and his cohorts have made no attempt to facilitate dialogue with our community and every attempt we’ve made has been met with derision, diversion or simply ignored. 

They’ve carried on with grand plans of urban transformation. Simon Richardson set up the Masterplan Project and he got exactly the outcome he wanted. Our community concerns were roundly ignored in the process, our heritage neighbourhood extinguished from the maps and plans as we were slated for the CBD expansion area.

Our concerted efforts to set out an alternative more effective bypass to avoid huge ecological, heritage and social impacts were trashed. The destruction of wetlands and the wholesale sell out to profiteers of our community should now alert voters to what is actually going on in the Byron Greens. They should be banned from any association with the Australian Greens movement.


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Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...