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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police...

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

Top of Mt Warning

Daniel O’Brien, Federal Letters about Mt Warning were interesting. Chris Gee defended National Parks and Wildlife for adopting the views of...

Robert Gibson, Byron Bay

Is a rotunda still a rotunda if you can no longer walk around it? For 15 years the Byron Environment Information Centre (BEC) has been ‘a place to get in touch with current environmental issues and with Byron’s activist heart’. Now it will no longer be prominent and central in Railway Park!

Is this just a sign of the times that the BEC rotunda is now sidelined in this space, and ends up dwarfed by a bank?

While not downplaying the need for an upgrade of this public park, I feel that this is all part of some fundamental cultural shift in the town, wherein Council proposals challenge community market places, and Butler Street residents are asked to suck it up when their neighbourhood turns into a traffic throughway.

And with a proposed bus transit centre, Butler Street becomes as busy as the CBD. Amid a cultural shift that sees building height limits stretched, development densities exceeded, where town planning morphs into urban design and environmental assets stand scared in the way of progress – I feel marooned in Mercatoland.

Perhaps the environment centre should feel lucky they were not knocked right out of the park!

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