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April 21, 2024

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Cockroach climate

The cockroaches in the Byron Council offices are experiencing bright daylight at night. They are trying to determine whether...

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Rural roads need a path to recovery

The recent and continuing rains have turned many of our roads into a sodden mud puddle and the NSW Farmers have renewed calls for real action on road infrastructure funding after continual damage on roads and bridges across the state.

Reclaiming childhood in the ‘device age’

A century and a half ago, the visionary Henry David Thoreau declared people had become ‘the tool of their tools.’  In this device-driven age of smartphones, social media, and artificial intelligence, few observations could be seen as more prescient. 

Antisemitic racism

It takes the death of an Aussie, Zomi Frankcom, to remind Prime Minister Albanese that murdering aid workers is...

Man saved by Marine Rescue NSW after vessel capsized on Bruns Bar

A rapid response by Marine Rescue Brunswick volunteers has saved a man’s life after his 4.9 metre boat rolled on Brunswick Bar this morning.

Labor leading

A very proactive Minns Labor government will celebrate one year in government with a massive investment of $1.8 billion...

What’s happening in the rainforest’s Understory?

Springing to life in the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens this April school holidays, Understory is a magical, interactive theatre adventure created for children by Roundabout Theatre.

I have two issues. The most important to me is infrastructure re flooding at the east end of Mullumbimby. I moved from Wilsons Creek into town in 2009 to Ann Street. Just after arriving the drains were cleared including the waterway at the end of the street.

A couple of years after moving in the first flood came up to the garage. The second flood in 2017 came into the garage. The third flood in 2022 came 60cm into my home, not a happy sight.

After the 2017 flood I had a Council employee out several times and we walked the area. I live four houses from the creek on the lowest street. As we know, nothing was done and in the paddock I picked up half a bin of junk laying in the paddock. So five years later when the big one hit, of course without any infrastructure work having been carried out by Council, we had no runoff. It would be wonderful if Council dredged the waterway that runs into Kings Creek after the flood.

The second point is taking away our only public car park at 57 Station Street Mullumbimby. Local residents as a whole will not benefit if this project goes ahead. Residents will need car spaces. A the moment there are 43 spaces; how many will be left for locals once all the pylons are in place? How many cars per unit? Where will the workers park their vehicles? Where is all the building equipment going to be stored? The roundabout is the busiest corner of Mullumbimby; imagine what it will be like when/if building starts on that corner.

Marie Oliver, Mullumbimby


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