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November 28, 2021

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COVID update: a new Byron case, Aquarius and Community Support Accommodation

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

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Two new COVID cases on the Tweed

The Northern NSW Local Health District Northern NSW Local Health District have announced this afternoon that there were two new cases of COVID-19 reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 21.

Cr Reece Byrnes leads the Labor ticket for Tweed Council elections

Reece Byrnes is heading up the Labor ticket for the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections. Mr Byrnes has been...

Bangalow venues in need of financial help

Two of the Shire’s most well-known community spaces have come cap-in-hand to Byron Council, after suffering major income losses as a result of COVID-related public health orders.

Community carers and responders program launched

Following the recent second anniversary of the bushfires that hit our region, Resilient Byron say they are proud to...

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2021

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

Keeping children out of prison the focus for Red Cross

How young is too young for a child to be imprisoned? The Red Cross says 10 is too young and wants to see the age raised to 14.

Thanks to Paul Bibby for his (22 September) story, which addresses the outcome of the Council meeting on 16 September about the proposed 15 lot community title subdivision on Alidenes Road.

I appreciate Cr Cameron’s empathy and support conveyed via this article and his words suggesting that our views as a community had not been fully represented. I thank him and Cr Coorey for voting against the proposal.

Of added interest are the sentiments expressed by a writer in the ‘Backlash’ section of the same edition of this paper, suggesting that Council neither understand our community, nor the planning laws; and that Council favours developers above the environment and community.

It is not okay for Council to pander to developers, and any ‘hinted at’ associated rationale, such as, ‘so that developers don’t take them to court’ is also not okay.

More than a month after that meeting, my feeling of extreme disappointment persists. I continue to question why certain items (regarding input from the Alidenes and Wilsons Creek Residents Association) seemed not to have been accurately represented, and why some had been excluded from the report (received three days prior to meeting).

Beverly Joffe, Wilsons Creek


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