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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Justine Elliot talks up federal budget

Richmond MP Justine Elliot says the Albanese Labor Government’s 2024 budget provides cost of living relief for people on the North Coast and invests in a future made in Australia.

2022 flood data

The fact that the ‘2022 flood data will not be incorporated’ is appalling, incompetent! As a professional engineer  (PE) who...

Northern rivers surfers help Australia win the World Junior Surfing Championships

Fingal Head surfer Dane Henry has won an individual gold to help Australia claim its eighth World Junior Surfing...

Feudalism alive

The increasingly restrictive parking at New Brighton shows feudalism is alive and well. It is understandable – wanting to protect...

Mullum Road upgrade

Construction is expected to commence in December to improve the flood-prone Mullumbimby Road near Uncle Tom’s corner.

The Toad, the Whale and the Sun

Filmmaker and environmental activist Dean Jefferys will be hosting the world premiere of his epic feature documentary The Toad, the Whale and the Sun, at the Byron Community Centre on Friday, 31 May at 5pm and again at 8pm, with a panel discussion and Q+A after both screenings.

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Roads affected by flooding

There are many roads affected by the flooding and landslides across the Northern Rivers with reminders to everyone that you should not drive through floodwater as conditions can change quickly. 

Special rate arrangements should continue: staff

At this Thursday’s meeting, Byron councillors will vote upon extending special payment arrangements for ratepayers affected by COVID-19 to the end of the year.

Byron Shire rates to rise 7.5 per cent

A 7–2 majority of councillors voted for a 7.5 per cent Special Rate Variation at last Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting.

Green values and the council’s dash for cash

John Wilson, Brunswick Heads. My understanding of green party values, apart from the obvious, is that they include social and economic equality and encouraging and supporting...

Rate rise amid fears of amalgamation

Byron Shire Council has forged ahead with the Special Rates Variation (SRV) amid fears of amalgamation at Thursday’s council meeting. Councillor Alan Hunter's DA refused as council awaits a review of current trial DA in 2017.

Doubt cast over Byron sewer rate reduction offer

A former Byron councillor says a recent announcement by the shire’s GM Ken Gainger that council is looking at reducing sewerage charges is nothing more than ‘a sweetener’ and will be ‘forgotten by 2017-18’.

Better responses than raising residential rates

Cr Paul Spooner, Byron Bay It’s clear Byron Shire Council needs a boost in income to solve an infrastructure backlog that’s been in a state of...

Airbnb tax

D Haydock, Suffolk Park I’ve previously suggested that Byron Shire Council should introduce a bed tax. I’ve now been told that this is not allowed by...

Byron rates survey disingenuous

David Giddy, Byron Bay. The recent letter from Byron Shire Council containing a brochure advocating a special rate increase and a return addressed survey does not canvass the important issues regarding a special rate variation (SRV), rather it is to express dismay at the disingenuous nature of the survey.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.