With Council’s draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy causing alarm and stress within the hinterland community, the Main Arm Residents Association (MARRA) have authored a guide to help residents lodge a submission. But remember this policy also applies to urban areas.
The RFS is back on track training new recruits for the Rural Fire Service (RFS) as they prepare for the next fire season.
Local residents of Coopers Lane West in Main Arm have raised concerns regarding Council staff’s recommendation for approval of a dual occupancy in an area that was identified as a high fire-danger area during the recent bushfires.
If you are going to stay and defend your properties then make sure you prepared. If you are going to leave leave early.
Tuntable Falls, Terania Creek Road and Terania Creek residents have been advised to leave and residents of the Byron Shire are being called to a fire meeting in Mullumbimby at 11am.
Around a fifth of people living in various parts of the Northern Rivers are living in poverty, including up to one in four children.
Do you want a NBN tower in your back yard with its electro-magnetic-radiation (EMR)? No? The come and support the crew at Main Arm who are raising funds to stop the NBN tower being built at Durrumbul.
In another case of a community being ignored, NBN are going ahead with a 45-metre data tower for Main Arm.
The new Blindmouth Causeway on Main Arm Road is doubtless a significant improvement on the previous low-level creek crossing. But local residents are questioning why no provision was made for cyclists and pedestrians.
Recently long time Main Arm resident Jim Nutter lost his home to a fire and received burns to his legs and feet. His family and friends are now raising money to get Jim a home again.
The local community in Main Arm has expressed concern at the proposed 45m NBN tower currently slated to be installed within 500m of Durrumbul school and pre-school and local residents houses.
As part of the first wave of new age settlers to call Main Arm home in the 1970s, Carol Moore was a founding member of Narada, the first multiple occupancy (MO) to be recognised by Byron Shire Council.
NBN has defended its plan to build a tower within 500 metres of schools at Durrumbul, first denying the education department had a policy on the issue, then later saying that it didn't implement it.
A proposed 45m NBN tower within 500m of the local school, pre-school and residences has outraged the Main Arm community who are gathering this Thursday to highlight community opposition and voice their objection to the tower being built.
Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter has this afternoon flown to a quad bike rollover on a property at Main Arm.
From long haired hippies to National Party supporters, the whole community came out on Saturday to celebrate 75 years of the Main Arm rural fire service.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has been tasked to a single vehicle motor incident at Main Arm.
Main Arm Valley is a vibrant emerald green and echoing the sound of music. View our photo gallery
Residents gathered on Sunday to protest against Telstra’s proposed microwave ‘data only’ antenna for its facility in Main Arm village.
Meriel Shaw, Main Arm . Seven-hundred-and-forty houses for Main Arm and the Pocket? You have to be kidding! One big ugly suburb!
VIDEO: It's more than 40 years since many of the 'old settlers' of areas such as Main Arm and Huonbrook first put down roots in the Mullumbimby region, so it's probably a surprise that last weekend saw their first ever reunion.
Mine is a long history in Mullumbimby, having relocated here with my mother in 1973. My brother and I were in tow as Helen went barefoot from man to man and settled with one on ex-banana land in the furthest reaches of Upper Main Arm.
Albert Moses, Main Arm. On behalf of the co-owners of the Wirrianwah MO on Coopers South Lane, I would like to thank the members of the many RFS stations who attended to the fire on our property this week and helped to contain it so efficiently.
A woman whose home was in the pathway of a bushfire in Coopers Lane, Main Arm, on Monday says she believes the source of the blaze was an unattended campfire. Photos.