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April 25, 2024

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Blockades continue as councillors wave next Wallum certificate through

A second subdivision works certificate for the Wallum estate was signed off by a majority of councillors last week, who again argued that they have no legal standing to further impede an approved development.

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New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

Having fun in the Playground

Playground is a well-established event that will go off at Coorabell Hall on Saturday. For over two years, three long-term local DJ’s – Pob, Curly Si and Halo – have been curating this rhythmic happening. Their pedigree is assured and they guarantee the best underground electronic music and a loyal crew that bring a big-hearted vibe. On Saturday they’ll be bringing the dance to the hills.

Funds sought to complete clubhouse

Byron Bay Football Club may finally get the funds to complete its new clubhouse, with Byron councillors to consider loaning the club $200,000 at this week’s meeting.

Cockroach climate

The cockroaches in the Byron Council offices are experiencing bright daylight at night. They are trying to determine whether...

More Byron CBD height exceedance approved

Two multi-storey mixed-use developments with a combined value of $36.2 million have been approved for the centre of Byron Bay, despite both exceeding height limits for that part of the Shire.

Celebrating Tweed Museum’s 20th anniversary with all and everything

A stunning new exhibition has opened to celebrate the Tweed Regional Museum's 20th anniversary – Omnia: all and everything.

Mobile nuclear power plants will be based on a 1961 to 1965 designs created in the US. Photo Wikimedia commons.

Mobile 100MW nuclear power plants have been proposed by the NSW National Party.

The latest miniaturisation technology that has seen electronic circuitry reduced from physical nodes to nanoscale impulses in quantum space has had astounding impacts on the relatively macroscale equipment needed to generate nuclear power. Such equipment has become so small it is now possible to build bus-sized nuclear reactors that can be deployed, as needed, to address gaps in the power grid.

Byron’s Greens councillors have indicated support for the proposal, and hope to involve the Shire in the early stages of the pilot scheme, which will attract multi-million dollar grants. A spokesperson for the local Greens said nuclear plants are not only less polluting than coal fired power stations, but being mobile means they spread the risk fairly among the population.

State and federal Greens later issued a statement disassociating themselves, ‘as always’, from Byron Shire councillors.

A little April Fool fun.

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  1. Nuclear power plants are and will remain unsafe regardless of size shape or form, this is a proven fact.
    What are these people thinking?

  2. The Greens support this……… we could have dozens
    of the little buggers to total up to a full-blown monster
    — YIKE! ‘I’m in pieces, bits & pieces.’ Well done,
    National Party.. Cull the population; why not!

  3. A pinch and a punch, for the first of the month…. The shame is that Thorium salt reactors are far safer than Uranium reactors. But closed minds that are totally against Nuclear power will never see that.

  4. Is this an Echo April fools..
    I read one a few years ago in one of the mainstream publications advertising underwater property for sale in Sydney Harbour complete with photos of what the homes would look like..
    I think that tops almost all the echo ones I’ve seen..we love them…

    Fools like us…

    Love & blessings

  5. Here’s a comment
    When the heart of the collective mass has shifted to more than 70% open much like the hand sanitiser being sold .. & the ego value of the collective has dropped to 15% allowing the other 15% to be on the way there..
    you let me know. We’ll have a chat.

    It’s a volatile energy source if it’s uranium based & once again shows just how little human beings are willing to own the mess on this planet.

    Love & blessings

  6. What a strange article! The claims made about these “mobile small nuclear reactors” are completely fanciful. These reactors do not exist, are just in the planning stage for use by U.S. military. Even more fanciful , the article’s claim – “the pilot scheme, which will attract multi-million dollar grants.”. Just where are these grants to come from? The cash-strapped Australian government? The Russians? The Americans? The Chinese? This entire magical unicorn the Small Nuclear Reactor business is quite unable to attract investors. It’s only hope is to be funded by the tax-payer. I note these unnamed Green proponents talk about “spreading the risk fairly among the population” So they understand that there’s a risk of dangerous radiation, and still think it’s all fine – a very strange attitude for a supposedly environmental group.

  7. You are p..ing into the wind James. Stupidity and ignorance has a half life orders of magnitude greater than the half life of Thorium.
    “Love and Blessings”


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Ancient brewing tradition honoured

An annual event and brewing ritual to honour ancient brewing traditions was held at Stone & Wood’s Byron brewery last week.

New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

Domestic violence service calls for urgent action to address crisis

Relationships Australia NSW is calling for urgent intervention from the NSW government to address men’s violence against women, following the horrific murder of Molly Ticehurst.

Menacing dog declaration revoked

After an emotional deputation from the owner of the dog involved, Ballina Shire Council has this morning revoked a menacing dog declaration for the kelpie Lilo, which was brought into effect following a bite in July 2022.