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Tweed Council – committed to a sustainable future

Tweed Shire Council is committed to a sustainable future and working with the community to protect the region’s internationally significant environment. 

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Occupants of empty buyback homes face eviction day

Members of Lismore’s Reclaim our Recovery community group called for a last-minute gathering of supporters this morning as people continued to occupy otherwise abandoned houses in North Lismore.

Whian Whian public school kids are all in D-tension

The Whian Whian Public School whole school band, D-Tension, are preparing for their first gig of 2024 and it’s going to go off with a bang – or at least a flash of lantern light on Saturday in Lismore.

16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

Back in 2017, nine-year-old local boy, Finn Marshall-Rosato, became the youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp, unaided and carrying all his own gear. 

Man dies following fatal crash – Yorklea, south of Casino

About 1am on Thursday emergency services responded to reports after a vehicle crashed into a tree.

Hormones may be the key to treating anorexia

It has one of the highest death rates of any mental illness, and leads to severe physical and mental health complications. But anorexia nervosa has been poorly understood, under-recognised, under-researched, and underfunded for decades.

Youth Activities Centre holds Friend Raiser, June 20Youth Activities Centre holds Friend Raiser, June 20

Live music, a flea market, food, an art sale and a non-alcoholic bar will all be part of a free event, to be held at Byron’s Youth Activities Centre (YAC), on Thursday, June 20, from 4pm to 8pm.

Stories about "Belongil beach rock wall":

Belongil landowners sue independent coastal panel

The NSW Coastal Panel, an independent body of experts who advise the NSW government on coastal matters, is being taken to court by Belongil landowners after it rejected recent plans for rock walls.

Belongil beachfront landowners seek DAs

Remember last year when a handful of wealthy Belongil beachfront landowners took Council to the NSW Supreme Court? Well buckle in for the next instalment.

Rock wall held up well: council

Byron Shire Council says that despite losing sand and biodegradable matting holding plantings, its $1million rock walls at Belongil ‘have held up well’ , although shots taken before and after seem to show a different picture.

Properties at Belongil beachfront should be removed

Jan Hackett, Sunrise. And so the rock wall fiasco at Belongil beach, that has been on one Byron shire councillor's agenda since day one, finally goes on public display for a mere three weeks.

Rock wall hits brick wall: Byron coastal plan delayed

Byron Shire councillors have pushed the pause button on council’s rushed draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) albeit possibly only for a week. But in its current form the state would likely reject it.

Byron coastal plan ‘rushed and incomplete’

Given its track record, the Byron Shire Council’s majority faction will be keeping its steady course into ‘inevitable uncertainties’ at this Thursday’s extraordinary meeting.

Belongil rock-wall challenge discontinued

The group Positive Change for Marine Life has discontinued its court challenge to the Belongil rock wall currently being constructed by Byron Shire Council.

Geotech fabric set to be laid beneath Belongil rocks

Jim Beatson, Byron Bay. Despite Clrs Rose Wanchap, Sol Ibrahim, Di Woods and others warning Byron Shire Council that the geobags at Belongil beach are now falling to bits and that plastic particles from them will be ingested by turtles, and other marine and bird life, seven rolls of geotech material have been placed in Manfred Street

Byron Council defeats Belongil rock wall injunction

Byron Shire Council’s bulldozers are expected to start work on the contentious Belongil rock wall this week after the injunction to stop it from being built failed last Friday.

Court to hear injunction bid over Belongil rock wall

A bid for an injunction against Byron Shire Council’s controversial rock wall construction at Belongil Beach will be heard by the NSW Land and Environment Court in Sydney tomorrow (Wednesday).

Whian Whian public school kids are all in D-tension

The Whian Whian Public School whole school band, D-Tension, are preparing for their first gig of 2024 and it’s going to go off with a bang – or at least a flash of lantern light on Saturday in Lismore.

Byron Council candidates jostle for position

It was the type of motion that comes up at Byron Council quite regularly – a broad, uncontroversial political statement that is unlikely to make a difference in the grand scheme of things. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: PFAS-ed Off

Whenever a cloudy day hits Mullumbimby we all know it’s only a matter of time before someone’s on a community Facebook group warning people about chemtrails. I’ve sat in a Meet the Candidates and heard an audience member ask an MP what they are going to do about chemtrails and watched them squirm.

Mullum phone tower

In response to Paul Taylor re: the Mullum phone tower.  Paul, perhaps you might gain more understanding of ‘belligerent mobs’ if you looked a bit...