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June 18, 2024

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Greens Councillor Dr Nola Firth is running and you can support her campaign tomorrow

Dr Nola Firth has announced that she is again running for Tweed Shire Council in the upcoming 14 September...

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Labor announces its councillor ticket

Labor councillor, Asren Pugh, and South Golden Beach local, Janet Swain will head the Byron Shire Labor team to contest the Byron Shire Council elections on September 14.

Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

Crisis response needed from NSW state government as listings for priority housing increase over 100 per cent in multiple Northern Rivers regions.

Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.

Youth Activities Centre holds Friend Raiser, June 20Youth Activities Centre holds Friend Raiser, June 20

Live music, a flea market, food, an art sale and a non-alcoholic bar will all be part of a free event, to be held at Byron’s Youth Activities Centre (YAC), on Thursday, June 20, from 4pm to 8pm.

Editorial – Should Mullum’s water remain locally sourced?

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Ballina Council join study to understand water use

Ballina Council has joined Bathurst, Dubbo and the Murray River Council areas to participate in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that aims to identify how people use water across regional NSW. 

Kate Murphy, Ocean Shores

In reference to the ridiculous development proposal at 31 Alidenes Road, Wilsons Creek:

Without talking about the potential increase in unsafe car and people movements along Alidenes Road or the destruction of wildlife habitat or the polluting of our waterways with 15 more septic systems in a flood prone area, or the electro-magnetic field created by a high voltage power line connecting NSW to Qld, we also have the problem of the number of people in each residence.

At the moment there is only one dwelling, which sets the ‘standard’ for development. It is rented out to four couples at over $1,000 a week. This is not an affordable housing development. The developers can sell these properties to their overseas investors and rent them all… so the land will be owned by – guess who?

If the standard/principal resident is an indication of the developers’ intent it could equate to a minimum of 60 more vehicles, untold damage to waterways, elimination of wildlife, and accidents waiting to happen on our roads. Double these problems if two dwellings are allowed on each lot.

In the name of common sense the Council must say ‘No’ to this development.


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Labor announces its councillor ticket

Labor councillor, Asren Pugh, and South Golden Beach local, Janet Swain will head the Byron Shire Labor team to contest the Byron Shire Council elections on September 14.

16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

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Volunteer groups get funding

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Wilsons Creek Public School scoops NSW Landcare award

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