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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

With the Byron Bay Surf Festival just days away, founder James McMillan took a few minutes to talk to Seven about the awesome things planned for the coming weekend.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Saltwater mob style

Story & photo Melissa Butters If you’ve ever tasted the wild fish rillettes from The Bay SmokeHouse you know what’s...

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

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A short history of our rail corridor debate

The debate over our disused rail corridor has long gone stale. It is acrimonious, ideological, and exhibits a strong tendency to avoid key points.

A great trainless journey – treasures and challenges of the rail trail

The last ‘surf train’ ran in 2004, and the rusty tracks have lain quiet since then while railway enthusiasts lobbied for its return, and others championed a scenic ‘rail trail’.

Rail trail – Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek

A rail trail, walking and cycling track, has once again been backed by the NSW state government between Murwillumbah and Crabbes Creek today.

Landowner concerns over the Murwillimbah rail trail considered

The Northern Rivers Rail Trail being developed by Tweed Shire Council will be create two reference groups to assist the project team in resolving both landowner and community concerns.

Tweed rail trail to be completed by 2020

Tweed Shire Council is optimistic its planned rail trail can be completed by September 2020, following a successful start to the tender process last week.

First stage of Tweed rail trail on track

Tweed Shire Council is moving ahead with its contentious rail trail project, with the announcement that it has advertised for Expressions of Interest from prospective tenderers to design and construct the first stage.

Rail trail forum in Murwillumbah

The Murwillumbah Business Chamber is sponsoring a forum next week that will look at the options for the shire’s soon-to-be-built rail trail from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek.

Rail trail fully funded but not universally supported

Tweed Shire Council has welcomed Friday’s announcement of a $6.5 million federal grant for the Tweed Valley Rail Trail project, matching the funds committed by the NSW Government last year. But not all locals are happy about the move.

Better rail service tipped for Tamworth – why not us?

Beth Shelley, NRRAG, Booerie Creek. So many people I speak to say they want trains in this area but they’ve given up believing it’s possible....

State approves $6 million for Tweed rail trail

While arguments still swirl regarding the pros and cons of a rail trail versus a return of trains to Byron Shire, in neighbouring Tweed money has already been approved for the conversion of section of the old North Coast line into a world class rail trail.

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.