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September 29, 2022

Commendations to Byron Shire Council

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Commendations to Byron Shire Council, the mayor and councillors for their willingness to liaise with relevant State bodies and the community to provide a suitable location for temporary pods to house flood-affected Shire residents. 

As cited by the mayor in The Echo (17 August) ‘Hundreds of displaced Byron Shire households are relying on us to provide temporary accommodation while the huge job of rebuilding continues.’

As these households have endured six highly stressful months, the urgency to locate the temporary pods suitably is imperative before another six months elapses. 

Yvonne Jessup, Byron Bay


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