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April 23, 2021

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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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MVP is its own award

It’s easy to get excited about Byron’s new MVP restaurant in Lawson St – it’s not only got standout dishes such as Blue Spirulina Linguine with blue swimmer crab and Yamba prawns, and Fettuccine al Ragù with Hayters Hill beef ragù sauce, feta and baby peas, but it’s also all sustainably sourced from local growers, available in takeaway (even delivered if you’re close to town) and more than half of the menu is plant-based.

Cr Keith Williams calls for consultation on South Ballina Beach access

At today's Ballina Council meeting, Cr Keith Williams is going to urge council to write to the NSW Minister for Crown Lands about South Ballina beach, which has recently been closed to public 4WD access.

Koala Wars

James Wright, Byron Bay On reading Dailan’s ‘Koala Wars’ I felt compelled introduce the readers to interesting debate about the health and...

Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

Community land trust

Shane Sylvanspring, Mullumbimby I want to congratulate and applaud Cr Paul Spooner, Mayor Simon Richardson, and planning staff for supporting and...

Government bullying and hidden agendas

Frank Ball, Tweed Heads The treatment of Christine Holgate while CEO of Australia Post is nothing short of scandalous. Not only...

Prisca Du Ressac, Coorabell

Council saying ‘the project has been approved following a rigorous environmental assessment process’ is a a joke. Biobanking is not a rigorous environmental assessment process. Biobanking is a market-based offset scheme that allows developers to buy ‘biodiversity credits’ to counterbalance the loss of biodiversity resulting from their development.

The beautiful stretch of land in question is more than ‘just weeds’. The dire consequences for our entire wetland by losing this precious buffer will have everybody crying. Our humanity really needs to look at its priorities.

The Byron council committed to a Climate Emergency Declaration on October 18, 2018, that states ‘urgent action is required by all levels of government, including by local councils’. Compromising the wetland goes against this declaration.

We need to prioritise nature everywhere. There are enough urban landscapes; those of our community who seem to think they can thrive in them should go back there; plenty of bypasses elsewhere.


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