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July 6, 2022

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Developer fees and charges cut

Council fees for construction and development in Byron were the equivalent of paying $160 for a coffee, making it ‘entirely unviable’ to invest here, industry representatives told the Council last week.

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Crabbes Creek Woodfired

By V. Cosford There’s a contingent of Europeans who don’t mind travelling a considerable distance in order to stock up...

ARTEXPRESS to visit Tweed Regional Gallery

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre is one of only two regional venues exhibiting ARTEXPRESS 2022. The exhibition is an annual showcase of exemplary artworks from the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW.

Community members needed for health advisory groups

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is seeking expressions of interest from community members to join health advisory groups.

NSW Farmers: post-flood job losses are devastating

People need jobs if an area is to survive and many businesses have been crippled when successive major floods devastated the region earlier this year.

Scandalous Council

How much of these pro-developer actions by Council are we supposed to put up with? Council give away land...

It’s plastic free July!

Did you know that plastic packaging and single-use plastic items make up 60 per cent of all litter in NSW?

To the astute person driving south in a silver sedan on Mullum’s Jubilee Avenue after 4.30pm last Saturday afternoon: thank you for ripping the solitude, beauty and tranquillity of a rare sunny afternoon right out of my day by honking so loudly at local identity Alfred. For a moment, the serenity was stifling.

I presume it is because you wanted to share a smile with Alfred, impressed with the way his garbage bag attire was fashioned, or perhaps you were delighted at getting the last chook or bottle of white vinegar in the store? or not slipping on mud today, that your rainwater tank was at capacity for the 35th week in a row? Maybe you’re still reeling from last week’s election results, or Ukraine’s Eurovision win – or was it just because you were a thoughtless individual with no empathy for the complexities or intricacies of people’s lives? When you’ve decided on your reasoning and know which way you’re swinging – get in touch at 1800 STFU. 

Karen Harborow, Mullumbimby


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