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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

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Speeding traffic

In Suffolk Park there are a number of problems including getting out of Clifford Street onto Broken Head Road...

Slanted and bulldozed

Thanks to Paul Bibby for his (22 September) story, which addresses the outcome of the Council meeting on 16...

No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

Jeff Johnson calls for generational change at Ballina

The next in our series of interviews with Ballina Council hopefuls for the December election features Cr Jeff Johnson, who is also nominating for mayor after thirteen years service on council.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually...

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Byron Council needs to hear its critics, says former mayor, NSW MLC

Former mayor and NSW Greens MLC, Jan Barham, has called upon Byron Shire councillors to make public submissions during their meetings publicly available

Former mayor urges action over ‘insulting’ West Byron DA

The two development applications (DAs) on public exhibition for the West Byron have been extended by Council until March 30. A planned protest last Saturday by the Byron Residents Group against the West Byron proposals was postponed but the group say they are planning another.   

Barham calls on Berejiklian to axe state forest logging

In her final act as a member of parliament, north coast-based Greens MLC Jan Barham said it was ‘time for the new premier to act on climate change and the environment by putting a stop to the logging of public native forests in NSW’.

Nursing home laws consign some residents to premature death

'Aged care policy has changed a lot in the past 20 years. But what about care quality? Many in the industry would argue that it has improved, but would people living in nursing homes agree?' asks Jan Barham.

MLC claims Belongil homes ‘unapproved’

Greens MLC, Jan Barham has told parliament that nine homes on the Belongil Spit, including that of well-known rock-wall advocate John Vaughan were determined to be ‘unapproved works’ in a 2002 audit.

State government ‘dragging the chain’ on affordable housing

North coast Greens MLC and former Byron Shire mayor Jan Barham says the future of affordable housing in the region is in the hands of the state government.

Calls for state intervention into Byron council

Former Byron Shire mayor Jan Barham, who is now a state Greens MLC, has taken the extraordinary step of calling on planning minister Rob Stokes to intervene in two matters due to face council today.

Greens MLC ‘sabotaging’ Lot 490, says preservation group

A residents' group dedicated to saving Kingscliff's last remaining beachfront reserve from development has condemned last weeks comments in parliament by Greens MLC Jan Barham, describing them as ‘counter-productive to the cause’.

State govt launches inquiry into holiday letting

North coast Greens MP and former Byron Shire mayor Jan Barham has welcomed a NSW parliamentary inquiry into holiday letting and says it is a chance for Byron and Tweed residents to have their say on the unregulated industry.

Funding for controversial Belongil rock-wall denied

The proposed beach access walkway and revegetation for the controversial interim rock wall at Belongil will not be funded by the state government, according to NSW planning minister Rob Stokes.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must we not? But the answers...

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.