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December 9, 2021

Sand still there…

Latest News

More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

Other News

Qld-NSW border to open sooner

Local businesses can look forward to an ‘epic summer’ following the easing of Qld border restrictions, the Byron Business Chamber says.

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to...

Margarita, anyone?

Simon Haslam Sure, Christmas is coming, but before that is a generous round of pre-Christmas drinks and the chilled-out vibe...

New COVID exposure site on the Gold Coast

Queensland Health says that a public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations on the Gold Coast.

Aussies got drunk more than any other country during the pandemic (are we surprised?)

The Global Drug Survey 2021 reveals that Australians got drunk the most during 2020 and that drug and alcohol habits changed during the pandemic.

And just like that the border opens (next Monday)

In a Ministerial press release, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland borders will re-open to domestic hotspots from 1am, Monday December 13.

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay

In response to Dailan Pugh’s letter; upon your recommendation I did go and look at the Belongil. Have you been down there recently, by which I mean any time in years? The idea that the construction of the rock walls would lead to disappearance of beach turned out to be a myth. There’s more sand now than in the ‘80s, brother!

The whole coastal retreat philosophy was dreamt up because mining companies tore out the heavy black mineral sands. In order to avoid those mining companies having to do something about it, government departments suddenly began to develop the idea that it was all ‘natural processes’.

The beaches of Byron Bay have been managed landscapes for over a century. We can debate how they should be managed, but manage them we must. Sand supply has to be addressed further down the coast. Let’s look at that, shall we?

Love your work, Dailan.

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    • Barrow old son, there you go again denying science and evidence. You need to pay less attention to your Mentor-in-Chief in his White House basement and do some reading – try the recent NSW Bushfire Enquiry 2020 and The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements 2020. Oh wait, of course it all just, “Climate emergency hysterical Nonsense”.


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