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In response to the article on the preference deal announced. Firstly, Alan Hunter has stated it is a backroom deal regarding the future term of Council. Absolutely not, it is just a preference deal for this election. Completely transparent and united around the fact we believe Duncan Dey is not up to the job of being mayor and that any one of us would be better. Which is why my team is also preferencing Alan and Cate ahead of The Greens.

Speaking of Duncan, who claims somehow as an insult, that the teams are ‘pragmatic’. This pragmatic term of Council has delivered on roads, something that The Greens councillors of the past have never done. We have delivered on big picture green initiatives, with only final sign-off now required on the Bioenergy Plant and Solar Farm. We have delivered on community engagement, with better Council satisfaction ratings. We have delivered on the Byron Bypass, Bus Interchange, the old Byron Hospital, Railway Park, the Railway corridor park, Waterlily park and more. We have delivered on finances and on the creation of affordable housing initiatives, which just need bringing home with a collaborative approach with our regional neighbours to force the State government to act next year. The last thing a Council that delivers needs is to go backwards to the ghosts of Greens past.

If I am given the honour of serving again, you will get more of the same including an inclusive approach with whoever is on Council. You will get open, transparent, sensible and pragmatic leadership that delivers by listening to all of the community.

Cr Michael Lyon, The Pocket, Interim Mayor Byron Shire Council

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  1. Today there is also letter from Duncan and the Greens fossils . A joint effort supposedly but that’s doubtful , just an unknown person writing for the Luddites more likely .

    That sums up , where’s DUNCAN perfectly . He and his (not) rock solid ‘team’ are a disaster waiting to happen for the Byron Shire .

    It”s up to the voters of Byron to make sure that this disaster doesn’t occur .

    Vote for experience and vision in the Council ..

    Michael Lyon is the only Mayoral Candidate with these qualities .

  2. “The last thing a Council that delivers needs is to go backwards to the ghosts of Greens past.”

    Which would be you, Michael.

    Council needs real Greens on it, not bitter former members of the party just hanging around like a bad smell. You and Simon Richardson were terrible. The street side sewage treatment plants in Brunswick and Ocean Shores still stink to high heaven many years after your council was informed about them. Furthermore, your campaign for Richmond at the last federal election was absolutely hopeless. I say that as a proud member of the Greens who voted for you none the less. We should have picked someone better than you. Thankfully this time we have.

    The Greens are so much better off without you and I look forward to them leading the way in Byron Shire into the future.

    • The only place the Green’s will lead Byron is into new , larger potholes .

      The Green’s have had many chances at improving Byron .

      They missed every chance and no longer deserved Council representation .


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