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Pennings and Adani to continue court battle

The Supreme Court has formalised orders agreed out of court by both Adani and Ben Pennings in relation to a decision handed down on 25 June 2021.

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Why the rush?

Jason Beaumont, Suffolk Park I wanted to respond the brain aneurysm-causing letter by one Sara Rath (21 July). The letter writer...

There’s a Byron Shire north?

Jenny Mansfield, Ocean Shores I received a calendar via letterbox drop from Alan Hunter ‘Vote 1 for Byron Shire Council’. They...

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The...

It’s National Homelessness Week

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events

Luxury Byron stay discounted

S Haslam Luxury Byron resort Crystalbrook Byron has come up with an incredible offer to anyone tragically stuck, like us,...

Riverland Wine: A hidden gem

  Julz Recsei* As I navigate the vast world of wine, I am constantly looking for something new and I found...

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Mayor claims coastal management plan derailed by Belongil landowners

An urgent meeting with the premier on coastal zone management has been requested by mayor Simon Richardson to clarify a government backflip on Byron’s Coastal Zone Management Plan.

No assurance beach will remain if Belongil rock walls approved

According to a former councillor and civil engineer specialising in hydrology, rock wall development applications (DAs) submitted by wealthy Belongil landowners will transfer public land to private ownership and eventually result in the loss of the iconic beach.

Byron Council settles Belongil court cases

Byron Shire Council has settled two long-running court cases brought against it by separate groups of Belongil landowners, one of which has taken six years to finalise.

State govt refuses Belongil seawall funding

While the long-running saga of building a 1.1km Belongil Beach seawall may well have exhausted public interest, the significance of its outcome could send Byron Council broke and force an eventual amalgamation, at least according to one councillor.

Belongil landowners take Byron council to court

Belongil landowners will again take Byron Shire Council to the NSW Supreme Court over a ‘significant financial loss and diminution in value of their properties,’ and other issues that have arisen from ‘works in front of the Jonson Street carpark.’

Reminders of water’s power remain in the land

Real estate is often thought to be dry land. But long standing depictions of country in Australia focus on water. Aboriginal Australian artworks remind us of the locations and flow of water as a dynamic integrated presence above and below ground.

Rock wall won’t stop climate change impacts

Karl Goodsell, Positive Change for Marine Life, Byron Bay The argument about how well or poorly the Belongil rock wall held up in last weekend's...

Belongil rock wall ‘fails first test’

Belongil’s Interim Beach Access Stabilisation works are being examined by Byron Shire Council officers this morning but critics of the $1 million spent on the project say the money might as well have been thrown out to sea.

Byron coastal plan irresponsible

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. I remain incredulous that Byron Shire Council intends to build a rock wall at Belongil with no mitigation measures, in the...

Belongil history can’t be rewritten

Pauline Kapral, Ocean Shores Susan Skyvington’s 1991 memory of only two houses in Belongil area is unfortunately a few bob short of reality. If you...

Can you help save 74 million lives?

Killer carbon – a new study has coined another metric for estimating the damage inflicted by climate change – this time, looking at the ‘mortality cost of carbon’.

It’s National Homelessness Week

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events

Joyride tears up Chinderah golf course fairway

Police say that three youths were caught joyriding on golf club vehicles at Chinderah late last Friday evening.

SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm Tuesday 3 August 2021, will have implications for schools in...