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June 14, 2024

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Flood-prone land subdivision DA on exhibition

A proposal by developer Callum Sked to subdivide flood-prone land near the Mullumbimby Showground is now on public exhibition on Council’s website until June 25.

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Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

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Submissions are now open for the Select Committee on the Impact of Climate Risk on Insurance Premiums. 

Local runners impress at national championships

Byron Bay Runners are producing some of the best track runners in the country, with five of our senior squad athletes finishing in the top ten in their events at Athletics Australia’s recent national championships held in Adelaide, back in April.

Indonesian street food at the Mullum Farmers Market

Rini and Ewan – should they ever find the time – don’t need to add new items to their regular menu.

Belongil Creek is blocked and backing up. I understand all the explanations for leaving it as is, but given the trauma people have been through, and the identified failures of… well, just about everybody, surely minimising risk is the priority? 

We’ve gotten the report; stuff-ups from BOM, to SES, to everyone we trusted.

Look, one big system coming in fast, surf on the beach, and you’ve got another bloody flood in Byron Bay. People should not have to carry that stress. Open it.

Matt Hartley, Edinburgh, usually Byron Bay 


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Much of the creek is stagnant so fish may well die even if it remains closed. Also, should residents, some of whom are very long term and elderly, have to endure another devestating flood so that some fish might potentially be saved? If houses are flooded again because the Council is unwilling to take preemtive action to try and prevent this, surely lawsuits will follow to the detriment of everyone.

  2. So finally there’s a new dam and the most logical thing is to blow it up. Figures. Damn the dam fish. If you want them, go catch them. People come first.

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