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Feros responds to Expression of Interest announcement

The announcement earlier today that the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, started the Expressions of Interest (EOI) process for Feros Village Byron Bay has drawn a response from the Feros Care board that still sees the facility in terms of a 'closure'. 

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Misanthropic disGrace

Hannah Grace’s recent letter ‘Benefits of microplastic’ might be considered a sick joke, but over the years misanthropy has...

What is the future for Lismore Regional Gallery and Museum? Have your say

The Lismore Regional Gallery and the Lismore Museum (Richmond River Historical Society) want to hear from you. If you...

Crash following alleged pursuit – Murwillumbah

A vehicle has crashed following an alleged pursuit at Murwillumbah yesterday. About 9.30am (Wednesday, 27 September, 2023), officers attached to...

Review on remote Indigenous Australians sheds light on the Voice to Parliament

As a white man living on Bundjalung Country, I acknowledge that it is not easy to make the cross-cultural shift from a Western paradigm lens to comprehend and appreciate the rich diversity and complexity of 65,000 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ sociocultural and spiritual history.

State government approves 60-day cap on short-term holiday letting in Byron

The state government has approved a new 60-day cap on non-hosted short term rental accommodation (STRA) for large parts of the Byron Shire. Most of NSW has no cap.

Private property issue deflates bike path plan

The long-discussed plan for a cycleway between Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads has hit a pothole, with an independent report finding a raft of issues with the preferred route.

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It’s time! Tweed capsules of memories on view

Fifty-years ago Tweed Shire residents gathered at the site of the Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre and library and buried two time capsules before construction began and it's almost time to open them up.

Crash following alleged pursuit – Murwillumbah

A vehicle has crashed following an alleged pursuit at Murwillumbah yesterday. About 9.30am (Wednesday, 27 September, 2023), officers attached to Tweed/Byron Police District attempted to...

Wollumbin Street bridge reduced to one lane

As part of the sewerage upgrade in Murwillumbah, Tweed Shire Council is urging motorists to plan ahead and seek alternative routes between the CBD and South Murwillumbah for up to four weeks from today.

It all began in Lismore and Ballina – celebrating 50 years of local libraries

Libraries are not just a place to get a book they are so much more...

Man charged after Murwillumbah stabbing

NSW police say a man will appear in court today charged following an alleged stabbing at Murwillumbah last night.

Tweed’s business land swap milestone

Tweed Shire Council say they have reached a major milestone for the area's flood recovery – preliminary works have begun on site this week at the Industry Central Land Swap project in South Murwillumbah.

Premier admits ‘more needs to be done’ on flood funding

NSW Labor Premier, Chris Minns, has hinted that those deemed ineligible for government flood programs (retrofit, home raising and buybacks), may be offered what they were originally promised by the former NSW Coalition government.

Murwillumbah CBD’s Levee and Drainage Study

Continuing the Tweed Shire Council's trend of asking the community for their opinion, residents of Murwillumbah are being invited to share their thoughts on the Murwillumbah CBD Levee and Drainage Study.

Six north coast businesses receive energy boost

Six local businesses on the far north coast will receive more than $147,000 in funding under round one of the federal government’s Energy Efficiency...

Urgent care service to ease pressure Far North Coast emergency departments

A new Rapid Outreach Service will become available throughout the Tweed and Byron Shires from late-2023 offering in-home care seven days a week.

Weed exit and smiley koalas get support

Weed and smiley koalas were on the minds of Tweed Shire Councillors and staff at last week’s council meeting.

Another wallaby death on beach prompts calls on dog owners 

A Byron local says a dead wallaby found on Belongil beach last Saturday had all the hallmarks of a dog attack, and is calling on the public to be more vigilant and for authorities to step up to help protect native wildlife.

A win for Feros Village Byron Bay residents

A whole community can expel a sigh of relief at the breaking news that months of distress and sadness can now become part of history – this morning the Minister for Crown Lands, Steve Kamper, has announced that services providers for aged care are advised that Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for Feros Village Byron Bay.

How do you rate the media rating system?

Parents are being asked to have a say on whether Australia’s media classification system is effective in informing decisions around age-appropriate films and video games for children.