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June 16, 2021

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Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Other News

Bring them home to Biloela

Marilyn Perkins, MEd, JP, Wollongbar Given the recent news that Tharnicaa is seriously ill, and has been flown to hospital in...

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

Pro rail groups join to rally on Thursday

Four local groups have banded together and will host a rally calling for urgent consultation on the removal of the train tracks on the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek rail corridor.

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

AVO sparks ‘community standards of behaviour’ forum

Barefoot Law founder and mayoral candidate Mark Swivel, is hosting an event regarding ‘AVOs, harassment, abuse and violence’, to be held June 17 from 6pm at the Byron Community Centre Cavanbah Room.

A performance by Sprung!! that took place in Bangalow. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for people of all abilities and disabilities to express their creativity and love for the performing arts.

They are seeking community support to raise money to support their creative and community programs. They have launched a fundraising campaign through Creative Partnerships Australia who are providing a matched funding opportunity to double the impact of all donations.

For every $1 donated (up to $25,000) before May 28h, Creative Partnerships Australia will match it, dollar for dollar.

Life changing

‘This is giving us a seriously life-changing opportunity to raise $50,000 to help us expand our community program so more people with disabilities will have the opportunity to express their creativity and their love for the performing arts,’ say Sprung!! representatives.

‘If you value everyone’s desires and dreams, please join Sprung!! in its journey to make all things, for everyone, possible. Your donation – no matter how big or small – is valued, appreciated, and most importantly doubled!’

To donate visit www.sprung.org.au/double-your-impact. As a registered charity, donations over $2 are tax-deductible in Australia.


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