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Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons...

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Sinking real estate

For most of geological time, the Earth has been 5–15 degrees hotter than today. That’s why the dinosaurs did...

Former Byron Mayor talks about the ‘Green challenge’

It’s not easy being green, it never has been, but we are proud of our long-term commitment to Greens...

Wilsons River flood peak and flooding not expected for Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments

The prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology expects that locals around the Wilsons River at Lismore will see the river peak this afternoon at 4.20m. However, ‘Flooding is no longer expected in the Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments.

Ballina Council agrees to consider tighter holiday let policy

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to investigate options for restricting short-term rental accommodation.

Evidence-based claims on Dunoon Dam

Why is it that all I hear from the pro-dammers is: ‘Save Our Dam’, ‘Build the dam’ or some...

Assistance in choosing the right team for mayor

Some advice from two wise elders: Many years ago my grandpa gave me some advice on punting, which seems...

Stories about "Ken Gainger":

‘Mushroom’ syndrome continues without Gainger

Fast Buck$, Coorabell. Has anything changed since Ken Gainger walked out of Byron Shire Council a couple of months ago? Not much; certainly the ‘mushroom’...

Gainger’s legacy leaves ratepayers footing the bill

Jo Faith, Newtown. October 2017 is eternally inscribed in my mind. With no public notification large trucks began rapidly removing potentially carcinogenic soil and fill from...

Delegated authority now ‘implied’

Former Byron Shire general manager Ken Gainger has been critcised for not seeking specific approval from councillors before continuing to defend, at great cost, the Butler Street bypass case that was brought by residents.

Byron’s departing GM wishy washy on code of conduct complaint

Tom Tabart, Drysdale, Victoria. Once more have I offended the fragile sensibility of our [Byron shire's] departing GM, Ken Gainger, who chosen to be upset by my mention of a Code of Conduct 'assault' on a volunteer.

GM’s delegation powers questioned

A councillor decision at the September 21, 2017 meeting that updated the general manager’s (GM) delegated powers has been questioned by longtime council critic Fast Buck$ aka John Anderson.

Free reign

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I think it was the October Council meeting. I was complaining yet again that staff were concealing important matters by hiding them in...

Significant projects delivered: retiring Byron GM

Road reconstruction, recycling, flood recovery and roundabouts were significant projects delivered in the last financial year, says Byron Shire Council’s outgoing general manager Ken Gainger. 

Byron GM’s farewell

Ken Gainger, BSC General Manager. I recently announced my retirement from the position of general manager with Byron Council to spend more time with my family...

Council’s ‘secret’ campaign against community group fails

Byron Shire Council staff have failed in an attempt to force a Byron Bay residents group to supply membership and donor names and addresses through the courts – all without informing councillors.

Byron council debating BEC eviction Thursday

The eviction notice issued to the Byron Environment Centre (BEC) to remove the rotunda from Railway Park will be debated at the upcoming council meeting this Thursday, November 2. The BEC will be holding a ‘Rotunda Eviction Update’ on December 13.

Lismore saw one new case of COVID-19

A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Lismore in the 24 hours to 8pm 30 November.

Want to make your own nest box and help with bushfire recovery on Friday?

Conservation Volunteers Australia are running a nest-building workshop in one of Australia’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Nightcap Range, ‘to create homes and hope for wildlife’.

Storylines – An escape from reality

I am a teacher. I teach at University Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, in ACT. This university went into ‘Lockdown’ about four months ago. We were...

Cr Basil Cameron’s Mayoral choice

Cr Cate Coorey is my choice for mayor. I have worked with Cate on Council for the last five years. She has the experience and...