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April 23, 2021

Lost pleasures

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Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

Other News

Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

A coast in need of management

It appears that the long-suffering management of perhaps the region’s most precious resource and attraction, Byron Shire’s beaches and estuaries, are not a high priority for Sydney-based bureaucrats and the Liberal-Nationals government.

Federal Government grants for infrastructure improvements – Tweed

Tweed Shire Council today announced more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants for 10 infrastructure projects in the area.

5MW solar farm funding under question

A 5MW solar farm proposed for Myocum, located near the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, poses a ‘high degree of risk’, and could jeopardise funding for other large Council infrastructure projects, according to a staff report, to be tabled at this Thursday’s meeting.

Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

Ariane Minc and Wu Wong, Ocean Shores

There are no ‘Simple Pleasures’ for local residents and ratepayers in Brunswick Heads and surrounds – including native flora and fauna.

The once-regular sightings of dolphins, turtles, goannas, fish diversity, and even echidnas have been usurped by noisy, smelly boats, and hordes of people who are ignorant at best, or, with a ‘don’t give a stuff attitude’ at worst. They are entering and trampling areas of sensitive habitat, often with dogs (eg cordoned off areas for endangered nesting birds).

Our recent encounter with a ‘Bondi Cigar’ (human poo) floating in Simpsons Creek near the footbridge was the latest affront.

Council, Reflections, local businesses and National Parks NSW can argue all they like about finances and responsibilities, but it’s time for urgent, constructive dialogue so sensible solutions can be enacted (‘drastic measures’) before Brunswick Heads is permanently ruined.

In terms of options, paid parking may need to come back on the agenda as the summer months, school holidays, and weekends are unbearable, especially with the enormous influx of day trippers.


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Yes exactly. Just like Byron, everything we once valued in this shire has been consumed by greed.

    We also need massive festivals jammed against the nationally valuable wild life corridor at Yelgun during the busy Xmas holiday period like a bloody great hole in the head! Isn’t it bad enough that our wildlife is facing extinction thanks to global warming and the climate emergency?

    Long-term locals have spent decades fighting to protect our valuable environment and community amenity. But while the ‘entrepreneurs’ are allowed to milk the joint and make millions there is worse to come.

    • What did you expect? Just be glad you had some good times. Out Nimbin way there are less Wallabies because of irresponsible dog owners. It’s the way of the world. People suck.

  2. Yes, people do suck. And last year Australia,s population from all sources grew by 300,000. That`s a lot of extra suckers. Explains a lot of the above comments.
    Louise, I appreciate the fact that an uneducated 16 year old pubescent high school drop out with apparently 5 major diagnosed mental issues is an authority on Climate Emergencies BUT there was also an organisation of 700 actual real fair dinkum sane scientists who wanted to present a discussion paper to the same UN Conference titled “THERE IS NO CLIMATE EMERGENCY” and were told to basically “……. off”.
    Stop believing the ABC, BBC, SBS and Flairfax, The Conversation, The Independent etc etc and for gods sake START THINKING you science denier.

    • Why can’t people make a factually accurate, civil comment without attacking others? No one mentioned scientists or 16 yr olds.

      But since you have, an educated, intelligent 16 yo and 98% of the world’s top scientists beats our ignorant destructive politicians, who are sponsored by the fossil fuel industry and determined to destroy everything, any day.

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Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

5MW solar farm funding under question

A 5MW solar farm proposed for Myocum, located near the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, poses a ‘high degree of risk’, and could jeopardise funding for other large Council infrastructure projects, according to a staff report, to be tabled at this Thursday’s meeting.

Tony Barry, Ben Chifley and FD’s Four Freedoms

Local actor-vist, Tony Barry, has taken on a lot since he moved to the Northern Rivers, and though cancer took one of his legs, Tony still manages to put in the hard yards for social, environmental and human rights causes.