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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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Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

Cr Jeff Johnson calls for affordable housing initiative

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson has a housing proposal for Ballina Council which will be discussed at today's meeting, following a recent workshop with Social Futures and North Coast Community Housing.

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,...

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

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.

Water diversity

John Revington, The Channon A big thank you to Rous County Council (RCC) for acting quickly on the preliminary planning and...

Stories about "Butler Street bypass":

Groundwater contamination investigated in Byron Bay

Contamination by per-and-poly fluoroalkyl (PFAS) at Butler Street Reserve is being investigated by both the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Council.

Butler St caught in the glare of Byron bypass lights

Byron councillor Jan Hackett is attempting to address the impact of that the high-powered street lighting on the new Byron bypass is having on local residents.

Acting mayor says he has ‘broad community support’ over bypass

Acting mayor Michael Lyon (Greens) has defended Council’s governance, claiming there is ‘broad community support’ for the Butler bypass project.

Emergency rally called for Butler Street Reserve 

Residents groups are rallying Sunday March 17 from 11am in a last ditch attempt to save ‘much of what is loved and enjoyed about the old western side of town under threat from major redevelopments’.

Byron Bay bypass gets large cash lobbed at it by govt

The Byron Bay bypass is the latest project to benefit from seemingly never-ending funding announcements by the National Party, who are lavishing the electorate with tens of millions of taxpayer dollars in the lead-up to the March election. 

Byron Bypass costs blow out by $13.5 million

Plans to create a Byron Bay bypass along Butler Street, into wetland habitat and then joining Jonson and Browning Streets at Mitre 10, appear to be held up by the state government, as Byron Shire Council awaits determination for a $9.5m grant.

Byron mayor handballs questions on staff powers back to staff

The aggressive pursuit in the courts of the personal information of Butler Street residents by Council staff late last year has been revisited after a question put to the mayor by activist John Anderson was handballed back to staff to answer.

Delegated authority now ‘implied’

Former Byron Shire general manager Ken Gainger has been critcised for not seeking specific approval from councillors before continuing to defend, at great cost, the Butler Street bypass case that was brought by residents.

Butler Street bypass works approved

Councillors voted last Thursday to commence work on the controversial Butler Street bypass in Byron Bay.  Resisted by Butler Street residents, plans for a bypass...

Byron council defends court recovery costs

The Byron Shire Council has defended its decision to recover part of the legal costs associated with defending the Butler Street bypass as well as trying to force the Byron Bay residents group to supply membership and donor names and addresses through the courts.

‘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.