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Have your say on aged care facility in Kingscliff  

The developers of new $150 million redevelopment ‘designed to meet the growing and evolving needs of seniors in the region’, are inviting Kingscliff residents to take part in community consultation.

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Revoke Splendour consent

The legislation that gave Splendour consent has been revoked. Splendour’s consent should also now be revoked.  Originally Byron Council gave...

A melodious morning

Dean Doyle and Sophistication are back this week for Morning Melodies at the Ballina RSL. Dean, Narelle and Paul...

Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

A well-thought-out blend

Noy Ben Ami says that he ‘feels the vibe of the crowd and place’ before he starts to play his original music.

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

A voice for koalas: Vale Olivia Newton-John

The Rainforest Information Centre has expressed its deep condolences to the family and close friends of Olivia Newton-John who was literally the voice of the koala.

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Byron Shire resident fined $60,000 for tree clearing

Council staff say a Koonyum Range resident was fined $60k for land clearing/ removing trees, and $10k for an unauthorised building.

A cheery new report!

A report that examined the loss of ‘woody vegetation’ across NSW in 2019 was released by Department of Planning, Industry & Environment last week.

Tweed Council investigates Mount Tomewin clearing

Mount Tomewin residents raised the alarm about illegal clearing of a 128ha property Lot 168 Glengarrie Road in Tweed Shire over the Invasion Day/Australia Day long weekend.

Save local Bangalow koalas

Locals have raised the alarm over the clearing of trees in a koala corridor at Rifle Range Road near Bangalow. They are calling on concerned citizens to raise concerns with council over a development application for the area.

Stop work order on land clearing at Mount Tomewin

The clearing of land at a 128ha property at Glengarrie Road on Mount Tomewin over the long weekend has raised the concern of local residents.

Planet Watch: Regenerative agriculture as one answer to planetary crisis

Over the last few decades, modern industrialised agriculture has wrought havoc on natural systems. It has razed forests, decimated biodiversity, and has done immense damage to soils.

Ringtail joey rescued near land-clearing site

A tiny ringtail possum joey has been rescued in the vicinity of a newly cleared patch of land on Repentance Creek Road, Goonengerry. Ringtails usually have two joeys, however, and the fate of little Carmel's mum and sibling are unknown.

Goonengerry land-clearing ‘not a council issue’

Byron Shire says it has no powers to intervene to prevent land-clearing of endangered subtropical lowland rainforest despite the fact that it appears some of land being cleared is on Council’s own road verge.

Calls for ‘incompetent’ environment minister Upton to be sacked

The state opposition has called for environment minister Gabrielle Upton to be ‘stripped of her duties’ following a damning report on the state of the Environmental Protection Authority by the auditor-general.

Clearing near Teven Golf Course on track say Tuckombil Landcare

The clearing of over 50 trees at the end of Eltham Road, next to the Teven golf course that raised the concern of some locals has been confirmed as part of a bigger project by Tuckombil Landcare group.

Fuel stolen from farmer

The cost of fuel continues to be a major consideration in the budget, particularly in country areas where distances travelled are inevitably further for your average daily needs like accessing shops, schools and other activities.

Developer proposes light industrial in Federal

Tasteful, reasonable and useful? Or noisy, oversized and intrusive? This is the question at the heart of the debate over a light industrial development that has been proposed for the heart of Federal.

‘We’re back!’ Homecoming for The Channon market

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached beyond things most people expected – one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far North Coast is held.

Curved-space robot defies known laws of physics, heralding new locomotive technology possibilities

A robot engineered at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has done the unthinkable and flouted a steadfast law of motion, suggesting that new laws need to be defined.