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March 5, 2021

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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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Heritage Bruns?

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Mt Warning ban

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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.

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Paul Bibby

Fire grounds along the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales are expected to receive significant rainfall before the end of the week.

But the same predicted falls could lead to flash flooding in the Northern Rivers.

‘Many of the fires that we had earlier in September and October in northern NSW will see this widespread rainfall,’ Dean Narramore from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) told the ABC.

‘And it looks like even many of the ongoing fires to the west of Sydney and down towards the south coast and into East Gippsland will also get some of this rainfall.

Rain is forecast to continue in parts of northern New South Wales today becoming significantly heavier on Thursday, possibly leading to flash or riverine flooding.

The BoM and the State Emergency Service are urging Northern Rovers residents to begin watching for warnings and consider what actions they will take if a flood situation develops.

Damaging winds and hazardous surf may also be experienced in some areas.


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