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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend

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Tweed councillor moves to revive men’s shed plan

The controversial proposal for a men's shed at the Black Rocks sports field south of Pottsville looks set to be revived with a push...

Koala sanctuary at Black Rocks would be a tourism boon

Menkit Prince, Uki. Locals walking in the Black Rocks sports field came across a very strange sight recently: dozens of teddy bears tied to trees near where the Pottsville & District Men’s Shed is proposed to be built.

Give koalas what they need

David Norris, president, Threatened Species Conservation Society, Pottsville. The Black Rocks sports field has serious safety issues. It is in an isolated location 300 metres within bushland, and is a haven for those with ill-intent, as has been demonstrated by ongoing vandalism, obscene graffiti, break and enter, marijuana cultivation and hooning at this site.

Black Rocks sportsfield men’s shed a ‘Trojan horse’

David Norris
, president
 Threatened Species Conservation Society Inc
, Pottsville. In his email dated 30 September, renowned ecologist and koala expert, Dr Steve Phillips stated: 'The increasing development pressure being placed on the Sports Field (Black Rocks) locality is paramount to an abrogation of Council's responsibilities to Koala conservation in the Tweed'.

Tweed Coast koala habitat restored

Troy Green, general manager, Tweed Shire Council. The importance of the Pottsville Wetlands-Black Rocks koala population is testament to the outcomes of the Black Rocks by the Sea Individual Koala Plan of Management (IKPOM).

Pottsville men shedders too stubborn

David Norris, Pottsville. According to the development application that Tweed Shire Council has prepared for a Men's Shed at the Black Rocks sports field, members of the Pottsville and District Men's Shed Inc have refused to progress an application for a permanent site at the Barry Sheppard sports field (Hastings Point) simply because they refuse to go there.

Minister warns Tweed council over koalas

NSW environment minister Rob Stokes has dropped a bombshell on Tweed Shire Council, warning the state could intervene if a koala protection gate at the Black Rocks sportsfield south of Pottsville is removed.

Tweed’s koala-gate move sparks more protest

Tweed shire councillor Barry Longland has stuck by his controversial move to push for koala-protection gates at the Blacks Rocks sports field south of Pottsville to be replaced by a grid, which has angered koala campaigners and led to three public protests in the past week.

Koalas decline as councillors look on

David Norris, Pottsville. Under Tweed Shire Council's watch, over the last decade we have lost 50 per cent of our Tweed coast koalas. With an estimated 110 to 140 koalas left, there is no room for complacency if we are not only going to maintain koala residency, but also to increase numbers to a viable population size.

An ideal place for a Men’s Shed

Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville. According to the Australian Men's Shed Association, one major objective is 'to advance the health and well-being of their male members and to encourage social inclusion'. There is an ideal place for this to happen – it is located at the most southern end of the Pottsville markets.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...