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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Housing parasites

Trying to fix the housing crisis in the Byron Shire by building more houses is like trying to put...

Friday arvo beers

Stone & Wood’s Byron HQ has a 31-tank brewery, so locals and visitors can have both their Stone &...

Koala chlamydia and Wildlife Hospital funding boost for Northern Rivers

As the pressure mounts from the NSW Labor state government to increase the amount and density of housing, and as a result increase the population, across the Northern Rivers the impact on wildlife will continue to grow. 

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

Wallum: lies built on foundation of truth

I am 51 and have been homeless for eight years. I live in a van in a paddock. In...

Police confirm two babies dead on February 11 in Mullumbimby

NSW Police have confirmed that at about 2am Sunday 11 February, emergency services were called to a home in Mullumbimby following reports of a concern for welfare.

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Pod village extension?

A request to extend temporary ‘pod’ housing in Byron Shire has been raised by the NSW Reconstruction Authority (NSWRA), Byron Shire Council’s General Manager, Mark Arnold, has confirmed.

First sod turned for new Kingscliff Ambulance Station

The announcement of the new ambulance station for Kingscliff was welcomed by the community, in particular, that the state government kept its promise and protected the Cudgen Plateau’s State Significant Farmland from further development. 

Cudgen Creek and headland being ‘loved to death’ – but can anything be done?

At this afternoon’s Tweed Shire Council meeting Councillor James Owen is proposing that the ‘the Cudgen Creek Masterplan be prioritised’ as the area is being ‘loved to death’ by both locals and visitors. However, council staff have not supported the notice of motion.

Floodplain DAs remain a risk for councils as state government slow to respond to Flood Inquiry

The state government continues to say that councils have the ability to deal with problematic floodplain development approvals, but the evidence seems to say otherwise. So why won't the take action?

Floodplain developments major concern for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities

Concerned community representatives for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities met with Member for Tweed Geoff Provest last Friday to discuss the risks of approved but yet to built developments on flood prone land.

Call for pause on approved developments on flood prone land

As development pressure has continued it has led to the filing in of low-lying areas. The impact that this is having on existing housing, especially as climate change takes effect through ‘unprecedented’ flooding, has led to a call to ‘pause’ development in flood-prone areas. 

Independent review of development on flood-prone land welcomed in Tweed Shire

As we look around the Northern Rivers there is no shortage of evidence of the dangers of building on floodplains and many people are welcoming NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts' announcement of an independent review of development in flood-prone parts of the state. 

Planning Minister’s support sought to protect Cudgen State Significant Farmland from development

At last night's Tweed Council meeting there was a late, urgent Mayoral Minute seeking the Planning Minister's support in relation to the controversial $250m...

Tweed Councillors briefed today on controversial $250m development for Kingscliff

Controversial $250m health precinct proposal on State Significant Farmland in Tweed faces significant community opposition as the developer presents its case to council today.

Kingscliff RPA bringing it all back home

One of the Tweed Shire’s oldest residents’ associations is celebrating a long-awaited return to the Kingscliff Community Hall.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?