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A significant increase in the minimum floor level for all new buildings in flood-affected parts of Byron Shire, and a blanket ban on basement carparks in Brunswick Heads, are among a raft of changes to local planning rules being proposed by Byron Council.
While flood data collection by Council is ongoing, the newly formed Floodplain Committee that advises Council met last week for a first look at what mitigation strategies are needed, and how funding was being sourced.
An anonymous leaflet has been placed in local letterboxes alleging that the proposal to build group homes for single mums and their kids in Saddle Road, Brunswick Heads is a ‘plan for a drug and alcohol rehab’.
As counting continues in the local council elections, a clearer picture is beginning to emerge of who will hold power in Byron and how this will affect the good folk of the Shire.
As two professional engineers, each with over 40 years of experience in the water industry, we support Rous County Council’s decision to start tapping into underground water resources to meet the growing water supply needs of our region.
What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?
Science Goes Viral
When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.
Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.
Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.