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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Increase in remote access scams

Local financial institutions say there has been an increase in remote access scams experienced by customers recently.

Decisive handling

Keith Duncan, Pimlico It’s great to see popular Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews rehabilitating well and on-track to return to work. His...

Housing crisis and Council

Avital Sheffer, Mullumbimby Population growth in this Shire is inevitable like it or not. Those who are being pushed out by...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Shenhua’s gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

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Mullumbimby: old hospital site

Caroline Bass, Mullumbimby Hospital Action Group (MHAG) Many of us over the past few months have been concerned to know how plans are progressing for...

Byron Council refutes ‘poisoned chalice’ hospital claim

Byron Shire Council has denied claims by local filmmaker and activist David Bradbury that it was ‘only given the hospital for $1 if they agreed to demolish the site using the Tweed-based contractor the state government had already signed the contract with’.

Mullum local locks on to stop hospital demolition

BREAKING: Well known Mullumbimby local, documentary filmmaker David Bradbury, has this morning locked onto an excavator at the old Mullumbimby Hospital site and erected a sign reading ‘Save Our Hospital’.

Residents lament demolition of Mullumbimby Hospital

As the demolition team moved onto the site of the old Mullumbimby and District Hospital on Monday (January 7) a small group of onlookers held a vigil outside the grounds.

Old Mullum hospital to be demolished next month

The purchase of the four-hectare Mullumbimby Hospital site from NSW Health will be finalised today (Tuesday December 11), after the NSW Government offered the property to Byron Shire Council for $1 in May 2017.

It’s a deal: Byron to buy old hospital site for $1

Byron Shire Council is set to officially purchase the old Mullumbimby Hospital site from NSW Health for $1. But there is a sting in the tail of the state government’s gift: remediation works will cost around $3 million.

Why not combine aged care and childcare?

Dee Spice, Mullumbimby. I see the Catholics are looking at the Mullum Hospital site for the care of old people. I wonder if their thinking is...

Catholic corp eyes former Mullum hospital site

Residential accommodation for older people is emerging as the most likely future use for the old Mullumbimby Hospital site, following a survey of locals and a number of expressions of interest.

‘Excitement’ over future possibilities for Mullum Hospital site

The Mullumbimby Hospital Site Project Reference Group met last week for the first time and chairperson, Greens councillor Jeanette Martin, said that the excitement about the site's potential ‘was hard to contain’.

Done for a dollar! Mullumbimby hospital site sold

Hazzard's hands are off! It has just been announced that the Mullumbimby hospital site has been offered to the Byron Shire council for $1 by the state government.

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.