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September 21, 2021


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10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

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Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

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COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

I wholeheartedly agree with Brian Mollett (Letters 18 August). Until very recently Burringbar Street was a true representation of an iconic Northern Rivers coastal country town main street; complete with palm trees and a few remaining classic buildings. It has always been very photogenic.

Recent installation by Council of a forest of thin, tall, yellow/white bollards at every street junction on Burringbar Street along with ‘what-colour-is-it-anyway?’ road paint has truly put paid to that. What on Earth was Council and Infrastructure Management thinking?

In addition to that, we now also have a new pedestrian crossing going from the Commonwealth Bank corner over to the Cactus Hill side of the road. The previously existing crossing over to Council Chambers is completely visible as you approach town; this new crossing is definitely not clearly and immediately visible as it is slightly around the bend into Burringbar Street. What a driver sees first is ‘Keep Clear’ paint on the road not the crossing itself. Who will be the first pedestrian skittled on that new crossing?

What do people think about in that building on the corner?

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  1. It’s not only that crossing that’s poorly placed: all pedestrian crossings at intersections are poorly placed. The vegetation ‘decor’ often obscures drivers’ views of pedestrians, and vehicles waiting for those pedestrians clog intersections.

    Lismore’s and Casino’s CBDs have sensibly placed crossings in the middle of blocks rather than at intersections, thereby increasing pedestrian safety and improving traffic flow.

    Yet again Byron Shire Council puts its incompetence on display for all to witness.


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