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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

10 days of fab food

Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival returns for its second iteration and kicks off this Friday, running until Sunday, May 26 – and is there a lot to pack in.

Protect the beach and coast

The last time my late father visited Byron Bay, I saw a tear roll down his cheek as he...

Coexistence

Thank you to all in the community from both sides of the conflict that have thanked me for my...

Big tech, porn, violence and young blokes

I know it’s time we talked. The trouble is, I don’t know exactly what to say. But let’s try this...

First baby born at new Tweed Valley Hospital

The new Tweed Valley Hospital opened on May 14 at Kingscliff and it saw its first baby born that day at 8.53pm.

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Rural housing rules eased

Those living on rural Community Title properties will be able to use their land for secondary dwellings and dual occupancies, after Byron Council amended the planning rules at its last meeting.

Residents critical of plans to expand rural dwellings

Main Arm residents are calling for councillors to scrap their plans to expand rural housing on Multiple Occupancies and Rural Community Title, owing to poor process and it being ‘not in keeping with the original ideals of Multiple Occupancy Living’. 

Tweed Council remove options for MOs and other Rural Land Sharing Communities

The removal of Tweed Shire Council from the State Environmental Planning Policy 2019 that allows rural land sharing communities such as multiple occupancies and community title took place at last night’s council meeting.

Will Tweed Council remove final option for RLSC in Tweed Shire?

At its upcoming Council meeting, the Tweed Shire Council is seeking to remove the option of Rural Land Sharing Communities, which includes multiple occupancies and community title.

Contentious Tweed Nightcap Village MO goes from $37m to $39m

The enormous Nightcap Village development application (DA) for multiple rural land sharing communities or multiple occupancies near Uki, stretching between Mt Burrell and Kunghur was under discussion at last Thursday’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Congrats councillors – can you follow through?

Geoffrey Cotton, Clunes Byron Councillors must be congratulated on their newfound concern to protect high-value agricultural land from inappropriate non-farm uses, especially those resulting in residential...

Objections raised over CT, MO dwelling restrictions in Byron Shire

A new group promoting intentional communities on multiple occupancies (MOs) and community titles (CTs) is calling on councillors to reconsider staff’s hard line proposal to prohibit secondary dwellings on all MOs and CTs by Byron Shire Council.

$37m MO public meeting in Uki

A public meeting at Uki Hall last Sunday was called to discuss the 37 million dollar development application for multiple MOs near Uki, stretching between Mt Burrell and Kunghur, that is seeking approval.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Byron Shire Council staff move to limit ‘overdevelopment’ on MOs, CTs

Council planning staff are pushing to prohibit dual occupancies and secondary dwellings on approved multiple occupancies (MO) and community titles (CT) in rural areas.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.