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March 1, 2021

Dredging it up

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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Suffolk pump track

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Australia’s bastardry

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Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

Ray Hunt, Ballina

I have observed the silting/shoaling of the Richmond River over the last 40 years owing to removal of the permanent dredge that was required to maintain channels for navigation. The placement of bridges and abutments adds to the problem.

A possible solution could be a sand bypass similar to the one at Tweed River. This would replenish sand to the Ballina coast, Lennox Beach and eventually sand would migrate to Byron, getting into the bay and beyond.

The original design of all the river breakwalls on the east coast was reliant on a dredge to maintain navigable conditions. If the cost is split between those councils that benefit and state/federal government, it would be a win-win for the entire north coast and beyond.


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