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July 2, 2022

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Supply chain pain? Try localisation!

A community screening of Local Futures’ new film, 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution', will be held today, Friday, July 1, at The Farm in Byron Bay from 6pm. Damon Gameau and Pacha Light will be joining Helena Norberg-Hodge for a discussion afterwards.

Other News

Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.

The politics of gentrification and ‘holding the line’

Who are the visionary architects and planners that will protect and enhance this ramshackle surf town’s social fabric and built environment of Byron Bay?

Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

The Lismore City Council has voted against asking the federal government and NSW Northern Rivers Reconstruction Commission [NRRC] for prioritised land buybacks and swaps after devastating floods earlier this year.

Tweed Council to sponsor community events

With disasters like fires, floods and pandemics, still smouldering in our recent memory, Tweed Shire Council wants to know if you have an event that will help the Tweed community reconnect and celebrate after tough times?

Drains, floods, creeks

I was thankful for Duncan Dey’s input at the last Council meeting where two representatives spoke in public access...

First Nations place-names under Ballina council spotlight

Greater efforts at reconciliation with First Nations people in the Ballina Shire when it comes to place-names is to happen after furious agreement at June’s council meeting.

I can only strongly agree with Paul McCarthy and others that the creeping up, by stealth, of height limits in the Byron CBD is an important issue and could lead to the ‘Goldcoastification’ of Byron if not resolved.

But there is another process going on that could further diminish the character of Byron. This is the ‘Tweedification’ of Byron. So many beautiful old homes are being demolished and replaced by units or townhouses, many of which appear to be shoddily built for quick profit and have very few environmentally positive features in their design. I don’t know if Council has the power to designate particular houses as heritage, it’s a great pity if it doesn’t.

David Gilet, Byron Bay


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1 COMMENT

  1. The real question is why are other places not under-going Byronification, and the answer is that Byron is unsustainable and always was.
    Byronites have always advocated for policies that are destructive to Australia as a whole. Sooner or later the effects reach you and that is what you are seeing.

    Much like California, where everyone is moving to Texas to escape California’s collapse. When they get there they advocate for the same policies that wrecked the state they just fled from.

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