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February 9, 2023

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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.

Other News

Protesters stop logging at Doubleduke

The latest in a series of actions to save trees and habitat, native forest logging has been halted this morning by protests in Doubleduke state forest, between Grafton and Casino.

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.

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.

Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a...

Perrottet’s election gamble on cashless pokies

It would appear ClubsNSW is not having a good year, and today’s announcement that the NSW government has proposed a gambling reform policy that would ensure all poker machines in the state become cashless by 2028 hasn't made it any better.

Local libraries get ByteWise about science

A National Science and Technology Centre program, ByteWise is a revolving showcase of 24 interactive exhibitions that will be touring the Northern Rivers for the next three months.

It’s hard to believe the Byron Council can approve the Social Remedy gym in Byron Bay, with insufficient parking, and then send their parking officers out to fine patrons $283 who are parking on the left of the driveway access – because there is nowhere else to park. 

This gym shares only 20 parking spaces with at least six other businesses in a complex. There are no ‘Restricted parking’ signs.

Is this not opportunistic revenue raising?

Madison Alldridge, Byron Bay


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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.