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June 20, 2024

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Murwillumbah Hospital celebrates 120 years

A community campaign for a hospital in Murwillumbah led, in 1899, to two committees and a Board of Trustees being formed, and the selection of a 15-acre site. The hospital itself opened in May 1904.

Other News

Occupants of empty buyback homes face eviction day

Members of Lismore’s Reclaim our Recovery community group called for a last-minute gathering of supporters this morning as people continued to occupy otherwise abandoned houses in North Lismore.

Byron Open Mic at Yulli’s

Byron’s newest Open Mic afternoon is on every Sunday at Yulli’s on Carlyle St.  Yulli’s want to welcome all acoustic musicians and singer/songwriters to come on down and showcase their talent.

Do you have an IF?

When 12-year-old Bea moves into her grandmother Margaret’s apartment in New York, while her father waits for heart surgery in the same hospital where her mother died of cancer years earlier, she chafes against his playful antics, insisting she can handle the situation with maturity.

No ‘key worker’ or ‘affordable housing’ for Ballina Council’s Wollongbar development

On the second last piece of Ballina Shire Council-owned residential land they have decided to develop the land with no affordable or public housing components. 

Labor announces its councillor ticket for Byron Shire

Labor councillor, Asren Pugh, and South Golden Beach local, Janet Swain will head the Byron Shire Labor team to contest the Byron Shire Council elections on September 14.

Exciting live act

One of Australia’s hottest slide guitarists, Adam Hole is one of the most exciting live acts on the circuit today.

And so the rot sets in. Yet another out-of-town developer considers it has the right to annex protected Kingscliff agricultural land for some Orwellian concept of a private ‘health and education’ complex.

Local Member Geoff Provest has, to his credit, declared: ‘It’s not on’. One hopes he can persuade his government colleagues (including the aptly named Health Minister), that the proposal not be declared a State Significant Project for which it has been craftily budgeted to qualify.

Quite apart from the fact that under current zoning the concept is illegal, the carbon footprint of a combined private hospital, aged care, university, housing and entertainment complex, combined with that of the new Tweed Valley Hospital, would have a huge affect on Kingscliff’s coastal amenity. All the concept appears to lack are a faux Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

And the irony of including a Koala Study Centre on land which, were it not for the new hospital and this monstrosity, would otherwise still be inhabited by koalas, wallabies and various other native wildlife appears completely lost on these dystopian concreters.

As for the claim that environmental issues will be solved by running only electric buses; as the Pythons would say, ‘On your electric bike squire!’.

Jeremy Cornford, Kingscliff

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  1. Things don’t have to do good, they only have to sound good.
    You are simply perceiving things the wrong way. Watch more Television 😉


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