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June 25, 2021

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Tweed still waiting for action on shark safety

Frustration at the lack of action in relation to sharks and beach user safety in Tweed Shire is clear as Council wait for the state government to follow through on their shark mitigation strategies.

Other News

SOS says there was no community consultation for ‘super-school’

Governments regularly resort to spin to deceive the public and avoid accountability says  Save Our Schools.

Cr Jeff Johnson calls for affordable housing initiative

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson has a housing proposal for Ballina Council which will be discussed at today's meeting, following a recent workshop with Social Futures and North Coast Community Housing.

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Local rice at Farmers Markets

News travels fast – after two years of drought, the local rice is back! Get it while it’s hot...

Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

Lennox community garden’s orchard saved

Yesterday Ballina Shire Council reversed its earlier decision to allow the Lions Club to use the orchard area of the Lennox Head Community Garden for a new shed. Lions is now likely to use its grant to get an improved shed at Skennars Head.

Ray Hunt, Ballina

Could the organisers of the ‘Try and inconvenience most of Byron’ have done a better job?

After a surf at Wategos early Sunday morning I was greeted with ALL roads back towards the A&I Estate blocked, and was told they were staying that way. I was directed to Ruskin Street as a way through, and after 20 minutes of waiting, with dozens of other people, we were then directed to Patterson Street.

After a further 10 minutes, traffic was directed south onto Bangalow Rd, one car at a time, in between streams of Lycra-clad tryhards, who we had to follow with our hazard lights on, and I was then able to turn at the golf course and drive back to the A&I Estate, via Bangalow. I’m sure there is a better way, and place, to have such a disruptive event without so much inconvenience to locals by blocking all access to town and the industrial area.

I pity the two interstate buses I passed trying to get passengers to and from Byron. I estimate at least 200 other vehicles were in the same position I found myself in – stuck on the east side of town. Move it to a better place, or don’t have it.


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