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We need to reinvent urban spaces to live in harmony with the planet 

Travel is about visiting someplace exotic, we’re told. Somewhere that looks, feels and tastes different, in a way that stirs our heart and stimulates our senses. But sit in the central business district of any global city today, and chances are it will look basically the same.

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Byron’s foreshore

‘How could the foreshore be improved’? asks Byron Council. Simple. Incorporate natural and hybrid infrastructure into coastal policy and...

Coopers Shoot wedding venue proposed 

Another local holiday accommodation operator is looking to cash in on the lucrative rural wedding market, this time in Coopers Shoot. 

Wollongbar pod residents to be out by November

The residents of the Wollongbar Pod site have received notices, via text and letter, that they must find alternative accommodation by November leaving many residents distressed and struggling to find a place to live in the area. 

NAIDOC WEEK: Bundjalung art on show

Coinciding with NAIDOC week celebrations, Longstanding will be at the Lone Goat Gallery, located at the Byron Library until August 17.

Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

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Flood preparedness grant for Murwillumbah

Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin has announced $40,000 for Murwillumbah Core towards programs to help communities respond to future disasters.

HUB 2484 goes from strength to strength in Murwillumbah

HUB 2484 was recognised for its community leadership and response during the 2022 floods as it continues to lead the way forward for the Murwillumbah community as it recovers, rebuilds and prepares for the future.

NSW government awards instead of funds community-led disaster efforts

The NSW government is yet to announce dedicated public funding for community-led disaster recovery groups on the Northern Rivers but last week officially commended three at parliament house.

Regen Ag program on offer

Farm entrepreneurs in agrifood, agtech or agriwaste who are in start-up, or scale-up mode, are encouraged to apply for a eight-week, fully funded accelerator program at the Byron Community College.

Editorial – Bloatcorp under review

Those familiar with the NSW Reconstruction Authority, the agency tasked with flood recovery for the north coast (and disaster recovery for NSW), may be heartened to know that a review is underway of the Act that governs the government-run corporation.

BayFM lands major grant 

Independent local radio station, BayFM 99.9, has received a major grant from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, enabling it to plan big for the future. 

Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.