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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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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.

Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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‘Selfish’ desire motivates ‘dirty’ diesel

Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Jo Faith has raised the point of the health dangers from the diesel train that Elements is intending to run from their resort to Byron town.

Diesel particles a danger

Jo Faith, Newtown, NSW. While a relief to traffic congestion in Byron is welcomed by the mooted diesel train to run from Sunrise to the Byron township, it seems apparent that deep moral and ethical questions stand out.

Proposed Byron train branded ‘greenwash’

Residents and businesses affected by a proposed diesel train service between the new Elements of Byron resort and Byron Bay township have stepped up their opposition ahead of a council decision on a DA for a new station on the route this week.

Shame about the train blame game

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. It's a shame people are unable to do some rudimentary research about the proposed train service from Belongil into Byron before rushing into print with misinformation. The three-carriage rail motor will use exactly the same diesel fuel as the trucks, buses and 4WDs that currently sit for hours in traffic on Ewingsdale Road.

Byron train will be ‘quieter than a bus’

Owners of the Elements of Byron resort, which has approval to run a train into the town along the disused railway line, have responded to criticisms of the plan.

Rail opponents misinformed

Wendy Bithell, Brunswick Heads. What’s happened to altruistic attitude of northern rivers residents? I’m a passionate advocate of returning trains to our tracks, not because it will help me or my business, but because it would be good for our community.

Cycle path won’t help the sick and elderly

Beth Shelley, Boorerie Creek. When I first moved here I was a student with no car. I hitchhiked until I was nearly raped and then I couldn’t do it anymore. Some time later I was a single mother with chronic post-natal depression and with no car I was stuck in misery.

Diesel train plan for Byron Bay meets opposition

Residents in Byron Bay’s Sunrise estate say plans to run a World War II heritage diesel train from the North Byron Beach resort into the town would involve significant disruption, noise and diesel pollution up to four times an hour in their neighbourhood.

Housing affordabillity and rail

Jens Krause, Byron Bay. Here is an angle not explored in the rail trail craze. Young people in Byron find it hard to find affordable accommodation, apart from sharing houses, and still paying enormous amounts of money, while often working in the hospitality industry in Byron Bay.

‘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.