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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

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1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

Empty shelves

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Cartoon of the week – 19 January, 2022

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Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.

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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