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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

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Local rice at Farmers Markets

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In a league of their own

S Haslam At the end of a dusty lane, just beyond the increasingly hip area of the Mullum Industrial Estate,...

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Interview with Tania de Jong, one of the founding members of Mind Medicine

Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) is a charity that seeks to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness through expanding treatment options available to medical practitioners and their patients. Their focus is on the development of safe and effective psychedelic assisted therapies to cure a range of mental illnesses.

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.

Stories about "Belongil rock wall":

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.

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.