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Bangalow retaining wall damage

The wall supporting the western end of Deacon Street has failed – opposite the Roman Catholic Church. Fortunately, this...

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A man will appear in court today charged over the alleged armed robbery of chemist in Kyogle.

Anti-protest laws under review

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Man charged over alleged home invasion – Kingscliff

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Bananarama

Bananas are receiving a special focus at the moment due to an insidious virus called ‘bunchy top virus’. At the farmers’ market lately, the Australian Banana Growers’ Council has had a stall in a bid to educate and alert the public about it.

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.

Annie Radermacher, Brunswick Heads

Oh thanks Simon Richardson, you have resorted to name calling now? You may have heard our reservations, but obviously you have not listened.

Can I ask how many boarding-houses are in your residential area? One? Two? Three? Oh that’s right, a big fat zero. So, amenities, what do we have here? None, zero, zilch – no connecting footpaths, no connecting cycle ways.

We do have an ageing 30-year-old gravity fed sewage system. But we have no shops, no cafes. We have 40+ hectares of bushland that surrounds our isolated estate, and a storm water system filled with ready mixed cement – is that why it fails? Oh that’s right, it was all supposed to be fixed up, but how long have we been waiting? And don’t forget we have no public transport.

So where is this existing character that allows such a high density, so called ‘affordable boarding-house’, to be built? Again, are we just to allow this, now that you’re saying $500 a week for a boarding house room is fine by you? Wow. Perhaps you could tell us how this fits in with the constant promises of our Council providing affordable housing?

You just might want to look into what’s gone on NSW wide. Sydney key workers are pissed at their promised affordable housing rent being $485 a week. The heading is just pimping affordable housing. Sydney’s key workers backed it, but had no idea the promises were meant to be broken. We in Bayside are used to it.


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