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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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ScoMo does it again

ScoMo recently travelled from the ACT to Sydney, not something to be recommended at the moment. What is an essential...

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

Woman charged over alleged Public Health Order Breaches – Tweed/Byron

A woman has been charged over multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Orders in the Tweed and Byron shires.

NSW ‘Crisis Cabinet’ failed in crisis

As the Northern Rivers goes back into lockdown once again as a result of people coming to the area from Sydney it has been revealed that the ‘Crisis Cabinet’ failed to meet during key crisis points.

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What should get built where? Have your say…

Community feedback on council’s new draft Employment Lands Strategy is now being sought, which will help shape how much land – and where – should be allocated for industrial, retail and commercial purposes across the Byron Shire.

Alcohol factory

Lani Jensen, Middle Pocket Residents should be aware of the industrial alcohol factory that is proposed for the Middle Pocket. While it calls itself a ‘micro’...

Micro-distillery proposal activates Middle Pocket

A community meeting has been called by residents in Middle Pocket opposed to a proposal for a micro-distillery, which locals claim will further damage an already inadequate, narrow and dangerous road.

Weddings odyssey

Madeleine Green, Myocum There are creative ways to make a dollar in Byron. Turn your place into a holiday destination. Turn your place into a...

Pie-in-the-sky foodie hub mooted for Bangalow

Byron Shire Council is eyeing the RMS donga village at Bangalow with a view to creating a new industrial estate aimed at servicing the expanding gourmet food production sector.

Goodwill missing from Byron council agenda

Cate Coorey, Byron Residents’ Group. Late last year Byron Shire Council resolved to adopt the Community Charter for Good Planning. Since then the concepts of ‘community’ and ‘good planning’ seem to have eluded the pro-overdevelopment councillors.

Struggling with the growth dream

This waterway on Tallow Beach is still open to the sea. Nearly in tears, I stare at the pelican strutting in the cross currents. The lump of knowledge chokes in my throat and I am lost for words. The camera with its telephoto lens holds the image better than memory.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box #169 Developing Byron

Given the plethora of new development proposals afflicting the Byron Shire, Mandy has taken up the flag with her own vision for the area. Video Sharon Shostak

Tallowood developers own worst enemies

David Rawlins, Mullumbimby Creek. The developers at Tallowood Ridge are their own worst enemies. They show time and time again their only motivation is money. The angst this causes only fuels the community’s fight.

Tallowood residents fear old-growth, koala tree removal

The Tallowood Ridge Community Association say they are concerned that a three-lot subdivision along the estate’s ridgeline may result in the removal of large trees by future lot owners to protect assets or for the building of sheds and granny flats.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.