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April 15, 2021

Lost in acronyms

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Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Rotary Downunder Baton handed over at Byron Bay

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Lilac house bound by red tape

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Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

Industry response to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

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Chris Cooney, Mullumbimby

In the world of acronyms in which the local council exists, it is completely understandable that the civilian population could very easily become lost. Here are but a few: UGMS, BILS, LSPS, RLUS, LRMDC, SEPP, DPIE, NCRP, LEP, DCP and MHCA. The last one is the Mullumbimby Heritage Conservation Area which covers the older part of Mullumbimby township.

A recent effort in restoring/renovating one of the older houses has just happened. Rather than following the great Australian tradition of demolishing our history and bunging up a block of architecturally gormless flats/units/apartments, (under the pretence of affordable housing), this old house adds to the town’s character and story. So congratulations to the owner and the tradies for doing such a fine job.


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