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Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

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Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

XR plans two weeks of ‘Reclaim our Future’ protests

Extinction Rebellion Lismore is part of the Northern Rivers push to highlight the issue of climate change and a march and candlelit vigil last night was the start to a fortnight of ‘Reclaim Our Future’ protests.

Immunity

I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination...

Jeff Johnson calls for generational change at Ballina

The next in our series of interviews with Ballina Council hopefuls for the December election features Cr Jeff Johnson, who is also nominating for mayor after thirteen years service on council.

Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

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A Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Jo Faith, Newtown. How often will Rose Wanchap continue to change personal status in order to suit her personal aspirations? She entered Council on the strength...

Belongil court case will cost community dearly

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. Byron Shire Council is intentionally misleading the community with their pretence that their court settlement with a variety of Belongil property owners will have no impact on the implementation of planned retreat and have no cost to the community.

Planned retreat defendable, say Byron council staff

A Byron Shire Council staff presentation to last year’s NSW coastal conference has put forward a supporting argument for planned retreat at Belongil, claiming that it is a legitimate position that the council can defended in court.

Belongil rock wall: the tail wagging the dog?

Art Burroughes, Mullumbimby. Dear Minister (Rob) Stokes: As a local resident, I spoke at the last Byron Shire Council meeting against the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan and I continue to oppose its passage.

Rock-wall court case on shifting sands

Andrew Winton-Brown, Possum Creek. Dear Cr Sol Ibrahim: I write in regards the forthcoming meeting of Byron Shire Council on 14 July to consider the $100 million lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court in December 2010.

Crowd-funding sought for Belongil fight

Peter Garrard, Federal. I’m totally sick of the tactics of the Belongil landowners who seem to be unable to face up to the consequences of their own decisions, and their supporters on council – goodness knows what their motives are.

MLC claims Belongil homes ‘unapproved’

Greens MLC, Jan Barham has told parliament that nine homes on the Belongil Spit, including that of well-known rock-wall advocate John Vaughan were determined to be ‘unapproved works’ in a 2002 audit.

Byron councillors ‘betray community’ on rock walls

Luis Feliu Community groups have been outraged by yesterday’s approval by the majority pro-development faction of Byron Shire Council to proceed with a controversial plan...

Byron’s ‘Belongil Five’ stick to their rock-wall guns

It appears the 'Belongil Five' (Byron Shire Council's pro-development faction) have made their minds up: Byron Shire is set to become like the Gold Coast.

A brief moment of how things should have been

'Something very odd happened in the Byron Shire Council Chambers last Thursday – the lefty socialist councillors held the balance of power!' Hans Lovejoy recaps a strange month in an even more bizarre year of Byron Shire Council politics.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.