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Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire...

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Presidential act?

Everyone is talking about what Trump can get away with now a president is protected by immunity for official...

Lismore Regional Gallery to reopen in spring

The Lismore Regional Gallery will be re-opening its doors this spring following restoration after the 2022 flood and after 16 shows the The Lismore Regional Gallery pop-up space is now closed.

Coopers Shoot wedding venue proposed 

Another local holiday accommodation operator is looking to cash in on the lucrative rural wedding market, this time in Coopers Shoot. 

26 Tweed Safe Places announced for Tweed women and children

The death of women, and danger to children, in intimate partner violence remains in the spotlight. Richmond MP Justine Elliot has announced that the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program will provide 26 Tweed Safe Places in Tweed Shire

Let the BBSF fun begin!

The Byron Bay Surf Festival (BBSF) is just over a month away and they have a huge program for surfers and spectators from August 15-18.

Celebrate Argentine Cuisine every friday at Crystalbrook Byron’s Parilla BBQ

During the month of July, Crystalbrook Byron will be running ‘Parilla BBQ Fridays’, a culinary experience inspired by Argentine...

Andrya Hart, The Channon

After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to accept the democratic vote at their meetings would it take to be considered just plain vexatious?

We have a dam, which is excellent. The rest of our water strategies should be drought proof, rain independent.

The new IWCM includes many options. Logically, we should have all of them shovel ready. The more options, the more resilient the system.

My preferred option is purified recycled water. This ‘toilet to tap’ rubbish is a scare tactic. We already drink recycled water. Chances are if you live downstream from a town with a water treatment plant, it is more than likely that purified waste water goes into the creek, which is likely to be drawn as part of the water supply for your town, after further purification.

There is no need to destroy any Aboriginal heritage, rare forest, koala or platypus habitat for an expensive asset, which will be empty in a protracted drought, when there are better options available.

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  1. Regarding our aquifers.. isn’t mining our aquifers the same as fracking? With 12 bores around Tyagarah nature reserve, that’s a serious amount of fracking, a touch of hypocrisy going on here, so much for our nature reserves (Koalas?) and Byron Shires underground water.


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