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Global Ripple Op Shop in Byron destroyed by fire

The much-loved Global Ripple Op Shop in the Byron Arts & Industrial Estate has suffered major damage in a fire that also struck Byron Bay taxis and the Suby pop up cafe.

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Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Climate change likely to bring more compound disasters

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World AIDS Day – time to end transmission

Over 40 million people have died worldwide of AIDS over the last 41 years and ending the transmission of HIV is the aim of a specialist taskforce being set up by the Federal Government announced today on World AIDS Day 2022. 

4WD restrictions at South Ballina beach to stay

Moves towards use of a smart phone app to help control 4WD access to South Ballina’s beach have failed in a recent Ballina Shire Council meeting.

NSW SES continues its efforts on International Volunteers Day

NSW SES volunteers continue to assist flood impacted communities across inland NSW as extensive flooding moves to downstream locations.

Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.

Stories about "Mullumbimby Hospital site":

Toluene found at Mullumbimby’s old hospital site

Yet another contamination concern has been uncovered at the site of the old Mullum Hospital, adding an extra $1.5 million to the already ballooning cost of remediating the land.

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’.

NSW SES continues its efforts on International Volunteers Day

NSW SES volunteers continue to assist flood impacted communities across inland NSW as extensive flooding moves to downstream locations.

4WD restrictions at South Ballina beach to stay

Moves towards use of a smart phone app to help control 4WD access to South Ballina’s beach have failed in a recent Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Assange sought asylum

The controversy over the actions of Julian Assange seems to miss a crucial point. His motive for seeking asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy was...

Climate change likely to bring more compound disasters

The 2022 floods have caused $5.3billion in damage. Black Summer bushfires caused almost $2.5 billion in damage. Three consecutive La Nina events, or multiple droughts and heatwaves likely to become more common.