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Affordable housing summit next week

As the affordable housing issue shows no signs of easing in the near future, key figures in the housing, property, and finance sectors will come together to tackle the country’s housing challenges at the ninth Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

Last chance for Julian Assange?

This week the Australian journalist Julian Assange will find out whether he will be extradited from the United Kingdom to the USA, where he faces 175 years in solitary confinement for his role in revealing the truth about war crimes and the inner workings of empire, or conducting 'espionage', as America calls it.

Man charged after dramatic hinterland police chase

A dramatic police chase from highway to hinterland bush in the early hours of the morning has led to the expected court appearance of a 26-year-old man today.

Antonovich inquest delayed again, as new witnesses emerge

The inquest into the kambo-related death of Jarrad Antonovich has taken a surprising turn, with new witnesses coming forward to police. As a result, the rest of the planned dates this week have been abruptly cancelled by the state coroner, with the process set to begin again at Byron Bay Courthouse in late May.

4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of...

Tallowood Estate open space deal on hold

Byron Shire Councillors have deferred a decision on whether to accept an offer on a large parcel of forested ridgeline land above the Tallowood Ridge Estate near Mullumbimby.

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Council imposes development restrictions on Linnaeus

The plan to rezone part of Broken Head’s Linnaeus Estate in a bid to prevent further development proposals on the site has taken a step forward, with Byron councillors unanimously supporting the move.

Byron Council to ‘draw a line’ under Broken Head development

Byron Shire Council Mayor, Michael Lyon, will attempt to have a large part of the Linnaeus Estate given a new Environmental Living zoning in a bid to prevent further applications for development there.

Former Byron mayor recuses himself from large eco-resort DA decision

Former Byron Shire mayor, Simon Richardson, will not be voting on a large eco-resort DA, called the Linnaeus Estate, located in rare littoral rainforest along Broken Head beach frontage. 

Exclusive beach eco-tourist proposal not so eco-friendly

A locally-based respected ecologist says the developers behind a large exclusive eco village proposal in rare littoral rainforest along Broken Head beach frontage are avoiding environmental scrutiny through loopholes.

Senior Counsel says Byron Council acted illegally

Recent advice from Tim Robertson, one of Australia’s most senior environmental barristers, is that Byron Council acted illegally when it zoned part of Linnaeus Estate for mixed use development.

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Former mayor hits back at developer claims

Former Greens mayor and NSW MLC Jan Barham has refuted comments by developer Brandon Saul around a ‘fundamental error’ that led to staff applying a zone label change to the Linnaeus Estate.

Council staff to proceed with ‘error’ in zoning label debacle

Bound by nature reserves and a Marine National Park, Linnaeus Estate has been the focus of many court challenges and community activism over the years.

Editorial: Ready for the upright position…

There wasn’t space in other parts of the paper to cover all the important planning decisions that were made last Thursday by our glorious and courageous councillors.

Linnaeus Estate pushes for wellbeing retreat

A public meeting to discuss a development proposal, at a gated beachside estate, situated between Byron Bay and Lennox Head will be held at the Broken Head Community Hall on Sunday March 1, from 4pm.

Punishment

There is a justice problem in criminal assault cases if a person who claims to have been assaulted makes a formal complaint, such that...

Lighthouse Road

The section from the bus stop on Lighthouse Road to the divide of the road to Byron Bay, is totally unacceptable. It’s putrid for...

4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of the facts presented. 4,000 people...

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 basecamp of the Save Wallum...