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April 1, 2023

Of concrete & canals

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Tweed residents outraged at destruction of koala habitat on Cobaki Creek

A 'legacy' floodplain development on the tidal estuary of Cobaki Creek, known to have recent koala sightings, was approved in 1996 and is now being cleared.

Other News

World record holder turns to canvas 

Renowned Australian multidisciplinary artist, Space Cowboy, is showcasing his latest art exhibition at the JEFA Gallery, in his hometown of Byron Bay.

Do you still need help to get two rooms fixed after the 2022 flood?

More than 80 Lismore residents have had help getting a few rooms in their flood-impacted homes re-sheeted and habitable...

No dog problem – really?!

David Heilpern was recently roasted here by P. Lawrence, who sees ‘no problem’ with the issue of dogs on...

The May Day 

Forget the first, 6 May is the day that Luna Wine Store welcomes 30 of Australia’s most exciting winemakers and natural wine importers to the region for the Full Moon Natural Wine Festival at the Eltham Hotel.

Goodbye to an inspiring scientist, activist and friend

Mary’s influence on me as a local activist, and later councillor, was profound – she opened my eyes to how water courses through and shapes this place.

Women of song at The Con

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium (The Con), in association with Musica Viva Australia, is pleased to present a special event in its Concert Room on Friday 28 April – Women of Song.  This innovative new show developed by the acclaimed Jessie Lloyd of Mission Songs Project includes themes of intergenerational practices, singing on, and from, Country, commitment to community, and preserving knowledge in song. It’s an intimate celebration of the ‘here and now’ of Indigenous culture, a rare mix of spontaneous conversation and songs exploring the modern-day practice and living heart of the world’s oldest living culture.

Matthew Hartley, Byron Bay

A sharp-eyed observer sent me a link to a paywalled article advancing the conversion of the Belongil Estuary into a Gold Coast style canal development.

Make no mistake, the newly approved concrete and tile complex on Ewingsdale Road will create major flooding, and the proposal to mitigate it will involve concrete and canals. 

Citizens should be aware that our so-called Green mayor who has been out and about speaking in favor of this monstrous environmental abuse is serving to facilitate a canal development, the environmental consequences of which will be horrific, and the social consequences appalling. 

Remember, this is the mayor who has repeatedly waived planning limits and environmental conditions for chosen developers. A mayor who flaps his jaw endlessly, but whose actions speak far louder than his words.  


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