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Highway crash heading north from Byron

A crash on the Pacific Motorway heading north from the Byron Shire on Monday morning reduced traffic to a single lane around 11am.

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How should the rules around ‘zombie’ developments be improved?

For the North Coast ‘legacy’ or ‘zombie developments’ have been an ongoing issue with many locals aware of, and part of, community opposition to developments like Iron Gates at Evans Head which the community has been fighting against for more than 30 years. 

CSIRO reveals Australia’s attitudes to renewables

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has today released the most comprehensive survey of Australians’ attitudes toward the renewable energy transition.

Speed limits

I’m surprised to see that when you drive from Bangalow to Lismore via Clunes and Bexhill the speed limit...

Highway crash heading north from Byron

A crash on the Pacific Motorway heading north from the Byron Shire on Monday morning reduced traffic to a single lane around 11am.

Amber alert for blue green algae at Lake Ainsworth

Blue green algae status in Lake Ainsworth currently is Amber level and investigations into the causes and increased sampling will be in place.

Bananarama

Bananas are receiving a special focus at the moment due to an insidious virus called ‘bunchy top virus’. At the farmers’ market lately, the Australian Banana Growers’ Council has had a stall in a bid to educate and alert the public about it.

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Strap in for STRAPP, and the govt’s intervention on holiday letting

With the NSW Liberal-Nationals government breaking their promise to allow Council to control short-term rental accommodation (STRA), Byron Shire residents are being asked to ‘engage’ with a process that will lead to the government making a decision on the industry.

Hope for hundreds more long-term Byron Shire rentals

At least 1,500 whole homes will come onto the Byron Shire’s rental market after the introduction of a 90-day short-term holiday letting cap, according to modelling from the NSW planning department.

Parts of Byron Bay, Suffolk Park and Bruns excluded from proposed 90-day holiday cap limit

The Byron Shire Council says it’s ‘one step closer’ to receiving government permission for a 90-day annual limit on short-term rental accommodation [STRA] in parts of the shire.

Holiday letting promise unfulfilled

The NSW Planning Minister, Anthony Roberts (Liberal), has avoided honouring his 2019 commitment to cap holiday letting to 90 days in parts of Byron Shire

Byron Council rejects Urbis holiday-let cap report, vows to lobby for 90-day limit

The Byron Shire Council has voted to continue lobbying the state government for a 90-day cap on holiday rentals in certain parts of the shire.

Planning minister silent over West Byron development control plan

Planning minister Anthony Roberts (Liberal) has not responded to communications from Byron Shire Council advising him it would take two months to have the proposed development control plan for the controversial West Byron suburb peer reviewed.

Planning minister threatens intervention on West Byron

NSW planning minister Anthony Roberts (Liberal) has threatened Byron Shire Council he will personally intervene unless a development control plan for West Byron is produced to his liking – and timing.

New legislation brands peaceful protesters as ‘eco-fascists’

New legislation to be tabled in NSW Parliament today that would brand peaceful protesters as ‘eco-fascists’ and hand police sweeping new powers has been described as an attack on democracy.

Extended CSG exploration freeze welcomed

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW has welcomed a state government decision to continue the moratorium on issuing new coal seam gas exploration licences but says the move doesn't go far enough.

Government suspends Bentley gas permit

In a massive win for the combined efforts of the northern rivers community, the Office of Coal Seam Gas has withdrawn permission for Metgasco to drill a tight-sands gas well at Bentley, mining minister Anthony Roberts announced this morning.

Mass tree-planting planned for Bruns River in Mullum

More than five thousand native plants are to be planted along Brunswick River banks in Mullumbimby.

Who is our next GG?

Sam Mostyn has been announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as Australia's next governor-general. So what sort of woman is she, and why has her appointment sent the right wing media into a tizz?

Byron swimmer airlifted to hospital

A man swimming in Byron Bay on the weekend was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital, rescuers said. 

Woodburn: ute hits, kills pedestrian

A 30-year-old woman walking in Woodburn died on Sunday morning when a teenager driving a ute crashed into her, police said.