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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

The proposal to reduce the ability of local councils to collect money from developers to support their infrastructure by the NSW State government has been rejected by Tweed Shire Council.

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Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

Lismore LGA to re-enter Queensland border bubble

As Lismore local government area comes out of lockdown residents will also be permitted extra reasons to cross the border into Queensland from 1am 23 September.

Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

The proposal to reduce the ability of local councils to collect money from developers to support their infrastructure by the NSW State government has been rejected by Tweed Shire Council.

Byron Bay Hempire

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Mandatory mask

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Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay

‘Take your masks off!’ yelled the young scruff at my companion and me, as he speared his skateboard between our coffee table and the shop front. Meanwhile, around the corner at Main Beach strollers were enjoying the sun and the magic view we all know so well. Yet hardly a face mask to be seen!

What drives this madness? Some warped sense of ‘freedom’? Mandy Nolan’s brilliant Soapbox last week does provide some valuable insights. But I also can’t help but take note of the advice from Professor Allen Cheng, the Co-chair of ATAGI. ‘Eventually, everyone is either going to get infected or they’re going to get vaccinated’ (SMH 25 July).

In the meantime, let’s hope that we don’t lose what it is that we all cherish in this special corner of the world.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. For years and years I have heard frustrated Aussies saying they will move to new Zealand if john Howard gets back in , or tony Abbott, or a million other reasons . Being a kiwi myself , I agree but always think ,aah but what about the NZ winter ? Now the way things are , next winter in NZ looking good to me after having missed the last 40 odd . Finally I reckon all the people who have threatened to go home for decades will do it . North coast NSW sure ain’t what it was .

  2. Professor Allen Cheng, the Co-chair of ATAGI. ‘Eventually, everyone is either going to get infected or they’re going to get vaccinated’ (SMH 25 July).

    Some of the people of the shire like to call us “lab rats”, Hugh. Despite their disdain I sincerely hope that none of them ends up a canary in the coal mine.

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