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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Father of Julian Assange to speak on the Northern Rivers this week

Northern Rivers residents can hear Mr Shipton in person at the Courthouse Hotel this Tuesday, May 4, from 7pm as part of the monthly Turning Point Talks.

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Rous Chair Keith Williams looks ahead

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project...

Byron Bay’s first ever matured spirit wins gold medal at London Spirit Competition

While the Northern Rivers region is well known for its environment and lifestyle, it is also becoming known for...

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

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Positions vacant on reformed Byron masterplan group

The Byron Masterplan Guidance Group, which oversees improvements to the town on behalf of Council, will now employ an official executive and publish formal minutes following controversial claims last year it supported the removal of trees at Railway Park.

Pay parking to part-fund Byron masterplan projects 

Byron Mayor Simon Richardson (Greens) has been successful in gaining support to allocate at least 50 per cent of Byron Bay’s pay-parking revenue to masterplan projects from the 2018–2019 financial year.

Byron masterplan

Amanda Walton, Wategos Beach. Whilst I fully support the concept of developing a masterplan for the Byron foreshore and using an expert to do it,...

‘Consultation lacking’ on Byron Bay’s Railway Park masterplan project

Plans for an ‘informal amphitheatre’ in Railway Park in Byron’s CBD, along with other improvements, will be tabled at this Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting. Yet the notice of motion has been overshadowed again with claims of improper process and lack of consultation.

Byron Bay developer clarifies four-storey DA

The developer of a high density development proposed for the corner block at the southern end of Jonson Street says that the proposed height of his development ‘complies with the current limit of 11.5 metres.’

Developer on Byron Bay masterplan group lodges $21m four-storey DA

Realtor/developer Graham Dunn has stood by his decision to remain on the Byron Bay masterplan leadership team while being involved with a $21m four-storey high-density DA, located on the corner block opposite Mitre 10 and Byron Music.

Anger at Byron Council’s treatment of the BEC

Confusion and anger are being expressed at the treatment of the Byron Environment Centre and the community members of the Byron Bay master plan team following a letter from Byron Shire Council to the BEC telling it move its rotunda.

Byron market stallholders call for location certainty

Byron market stallholders are up in arms over what they say is a lack of engagement or articulated plans for Butler Street Reserve after Byron Shire Council announced – on behalf of the state government – that a bus interchange will be built on the location.

Byron Environment Centre rotunda under threat of removal

A council plan to move the Byron Environment Centre kiosk – located in Byron Bay’s Railway Park – by December 13 has sparked outrage from founding members.

A bin lane by any other name does not an Elysium make

Tina Loven, Byron Bay So I stumbled across this so newly named laneway only to be overwhelmed with a ‘Oh No, What Have They Done...

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.