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February 9, 2023

Extra bin collections in Byron over Christmas

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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

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New Lismore refugee support group starting up

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A tribute for Richard Moloney

Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.

Byron Council has put on extra bin collections over the Christmas period, with locals allowed to put all three bins out on their regular collection day.

Collections will run as per usual, including on public holidays.

The Resource Recovery Centre in Myocum will have limited opening hours over the period, closing on December 25 and 26, and January 1 and 2.

It will be open on December 28, 29, 30 and 31.

Council’s service centre will be closed from 4pm on Friday 23 December to Tuesday 3 January 2023.

For more information visit Council’s website.


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Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

New Lismore refugee support group starting up

A local group from the Lismore area, the Lismore Region Refugee Settlement (LRRS), have come together to support refugees settling in the area. 

A tribute for Richard Moloney

Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.

Flood rebuilds hampered by ‘like-for-like’ insurance clause

Attempts by flood-affected homeowners to retrofit their homes with flood-resilient materials are being cruelled by insurance companies and builders, a local resident says.