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February 27, 2021

Council red alert

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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Tweed mayor and rail trail

Richard White, East Ballina I watched a Facebook video of Mayor, Chris Cherry, addressing a meeting, organised by the Northern...

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Coal scuttle

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

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Julia Harrington, Byron Bay

Our Byron Council is preparing to do its bit of wetland habitat destruction and endangered local species extinction by draining and filling the only remaining natural wetlands in Byron CBD behind the new Woolies for a pissy bypass.

Cost no problem – it’s been promised – United Nations reports on the need for emergency action notwithstanding. Even blind Freddies can see that distant Biobanking is no help for preserving local species and that includes us air-breathing humans.

Stop this now or next year, with 2020 hindsight, this Council will be known here and internationally as the one that ‘paved paradise and put up a big hotel’ as predicted by Joni Mitchell.

Gone is forever! Wake up BEFORE it is too late!


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