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May 26, 2024

Paid parking at Brunswick Heads

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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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Getting groovy with Ino

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New attractions for Mullum2Bruns Paddle

There’s new free activities to enjoy at Banner Park in Brunswick Heads after this year’s Mullum2Bruns Paddle, which will be held this Sunday, May 26, from 9.30am till 2.30pm.

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The 2024 budget wash up

It's impossible to make everyone happy on budget night, but Treasurer Jim Chalmers' 2024 effort has upset more than most, as the government struggles to avoid inflation rebounding, make more things in Australia, and do something about the cost of living.

Editorial – Optics vs reform

One of the more hyped elements of last week’s federal budget was a $300 handout to every homeowner to alleviate the increase in energy costs.

NSW gears up for humpback migration with expanded disentanglement team

An expanded team of specialised rescuers are poised and ready to launch as tens of thousands of majestic humpback whales begin their annual migration along the NSW coastline.

Paul Brennan, Brunswick Heads

The Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce maintains that paid parking in Brunswick Heads is not wanted. Have they conducted a survey of the permanent residents of the town?

I have been a permanent resident of Brunswick for six years, and I haven’t been canvassed on this issue. I have noticed the increased traffic that descends on the town every weekend and indeed throughout the week. I have noticed a large majority of the vehicles have Queensland number plates, and use the parking spots for hours at a time.

Residents have major problems finding a park. I would welcome paid parking. As Byron Shire residents and ratepayers we can hold a parking permit, and with paid parking we may get a park in town, close to the shops or businesses we want to visit.


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