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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Housing density study to be undertaken

Byron Shire Council have been allocated $239,239 by the NSW Labor government to undertake an ‘urban design-based housing density study, that will examine the residential areas surrounding the Byron Bay town centre and support the delivery of 700 new homes’

MIA: Balson on Wallum

Dear Cr Balson, I understand that you attended the Byron Council meeting last Thursday very briefly, but absented yourself from...

River to the sea

Here we go again. Another example of the antisemitic slur ‘from the river to the sea’ from Mary McMorrow...

GemLife’s seniors’ housing estate (again) and more Ballina Council 2024 court action

A conciliation conference between the Ballina Shire Council and developers wanting to build a seniors’ resort-style estate in West Ballina is to happen in less than three weeks.

Police confirm two babies dead on February 11 in Mullumbimby

NSW Police have confirmed that at about 2am Sunday 11 February, emergency services were called to a home in Mullumbimby following reports of a concern for welfare.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

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Holiday Park managers push for camping around damaged protected pines

'Reflections', the rebadged North Coast Holiday Parks, is continuing with its push to allow camping under protected Coastal Cypress Pines in Brunswick Heads, this time with aid of concrete 'load cells' they claim will help distribute weight.

Erosion exposes drain in front of Byron Bay holiday park

A stormwater drainpipe leading from North Coast Holiday Park onto Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay has become exposed following high tides on Xmas eve. But Byron Shire Council says it can do nothing about it and park management has yet to outline a plan.

Brunswick Heads too precious to lose

Tamara Smith, Greens Ballina candidate . Brunswick Heads is a special place. Like so many kids, I spent my childhood swimming around the river and meeting my grandfather coming back in from fishing trips. But the plans to commercialise the foreshore reserves undermines the relaxed, family-friendly character that the town is renowned for.

Bruns Chamber ‘neutral’ over holiday parks plans

With large-scale development plans by the state government for Brunswick Heads holiday parks and reserves receiving less than positive responses, the Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce is remaining neutral.

Don’t make Brunswick Heads like Gold Coast

Philip Coppin Wilson, Miami, Qld. My wife and I have been visitors to Brunswick Heads for the past 40 years. In all that time it has been largely unspoiled, untainted by the rampant development that has ruined Byron Bay.

Bruns plans are a visionless imposition

Michele Grant, Foreshore Protection GroupIn approving the POM the newbies – minister for Crown lands Kevin Humphries and recently installed trustees, chaired by Alan Revell – have decided to ignore the Local Government Act and Council’s long-standing directive.

Page mute over govt’s plans for Bruns parks

‘A town square beheading without even letting the public bear witness,’ was how Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson described the quiet adoption of large-scale development plans for Brunswick Heads holiday parks and reserves last week.

Holiday parks decision an insult to community: mayor

The approval of the Plans of Management for Brunswick Heads' caravan parks without any public or council notification was 'like a town square beheading without even letting the public bear witness', writes Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson.

Brunswick holiday park plans adopted

Perhaps the biggest ever development of Brunswick Heads has been approved by the state government but the independent audit that accompanies the public submission report casts doubt on the decision.

The ‘non-road’ under threat

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. From the evidence at hand, it would appear that providing unfettered access for emergency vehicles is not a consideration of any worth if it means costing a 10m setback in any POM for Massey Greene Caravan Park.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?