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December 2, 2021

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Accusations of false dam claims in Cr Cadwallader’s mayoral campaign

Ballina Shire Council candidates against the idea of a new dam in Byron’s hinterland are accusing fellow candidate Sharon Cadwallader of false claims in her electoral campaign.

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Kingscliff Public School gets long-awaited upgrade

If you were wondering what is happening at Kingscliff Public School, construction is well underway on an upgrade.

The high cost of endometriosis

One in six women with endometriosis have lost their jobs due to the condition.

Correcting the record

During today’s BayFM Meet the Candidates interview with Duncan Dey I was taken aback by some of the factual...

Govt delays action on holiday letting

The desperately-needed 90-day cap on un-hosted holiday letting promised to Byron locals by the State Government has become ensnared in a web of departmental obstructions and delays.

Lismore Council elections

I’m somewhat bemused by the candidates for the Lismore Council election. One ticket has 14 candidates, when there are...

Entertainment in the Byron shire for the week beginning 1 December, 2021

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Venkat Subramanya, Suffolk Park

Three to four years ago there was a huge outcry about potholes and state of roads in Byron Shire similar to what Mr Richard Hil is alluding to (Echo, January 6).

At the time, a spokesperson for Council silenced the critics with this stunning reply: ‘the tarmac does not sit well with the volcanic soil of Byron Shire’. Many were perplexed how the neighbouring shires managed to keep their roads in good nick despite similar soil conditions to Byron Shire, and all being neighbours of Mt Warning.

The roads continued their abysmal state and at each Council election the prospective candidates promised the moon, stars a bypass etc, but life as they say went on.

A couple of years ago suddenly the media went into a frenzy about an invasion of celebs from Hollywood taking over at Broken Head. Lo and behold, Council got their collective fingers out and the road between Suffolk Park and Midgen Flat turnoff, heading towards Broken Head was repaired and brought to top condition almost overnight.

It is rumoured many celebs are still drifting towards the Shire, so perhaps Mr Hill can persuade a celeb or even better a Councillor to come and reside in Palm Ave. Miracles may soon come to pass.

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