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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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Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a recent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

MusicNSW appoints Nino for regional representation

MusicNSW is endeavouring to support regional music and musicians by appointing seven Regional Music Officers (RMOs) across the state.

Lambruk: Local gourmet providore

S Haslam Lambruk Pantry is a local gourmet providore based in the heart of the Byron Shire. They create a...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Climate Change, Coal and the Flushing Toilet

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to have stopped caring about climate change. Is it because it’s too big? Is it because we have a Prime Minister who is in a dirty love triangle with coal and gas? Or is it the convenience of the flushing toilet?

Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the...

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Former Broken Head quarry to be rehabilitated

The owners of Broken Head Quarry have agreed to an Enforceable Undertaking with the state government to rehabilitate and revegetate the site's bushland by mid-2019.

Broken Head quarry disputes rehabilitation order

Owners of the Broken Head quarry are fighting an order by NSW Department of Planning and Environment to rehabilitate the site, with a conciliation set for this Thursday (January 19).

Broken Head’s unique ecosystem must be protected

Twenty-five years ago the Byron Shire Council was at its worst, approving developments without environmental concern and with an enthusiasm for changing the scale and character of the area. The council’s approval of Club Med was not the only major decision challenged by the community in the courts.

Broken Head Quarry owners fined $15,000

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Leadshine Pty Limited with a fine of $15,000 for ongoing poor erosion and sediment controls at its Broken Head Quarry, near Byron Bay.

Court rules on plan for Broken Head suburb

The Land and Environment Court has dismissed an appeal by the owner of a sand quarry in sensitive coastal forest at Broken Head to turn the area into a 200-home suburb.

Byron cans quarry site development plan

Byron Shire Council voted yesterday to refuse a highly contentious development proposal to turn a former sand quarry at Broken Head into a community title housing development.

Broken Head quarry-site housing plan sparks backlash

A push to develop the old Broken Head Road quarry site at Suffolk Park into an estate for 41 houses, to be debated by Byron shire councillors tomorrow, has sparked a backlash from a residents group which claims it should never have been considered in the first place.

Broken Head quarry and its zoning anomaly

Cr Duncan Dey, Main Arm. Byron Shire’s new Local Environmental Plan (LEP) took force on 21 July 2014 and sets Broken Head Quarry’s land as zone RU1 'primary production'.

Council ‘ignored process’ over controversial development

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has declined to comment on claims by former mayor Jan Barham that the council failed to use use ‘due process’ in considering an application to turn a sand quarry at Broken Head into residential development.

‘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.