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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a...

Wearing drink bottles on your bum to save rainforests

Undies entrepreneur Brendan Lo doesn’t see himself as a smart arse, but his take on some old bit of wisdom is a bit cheeky.

Goonellabah drive-thru COVID testing this weekend at GSAC

With the community in lockdown, Lismore City Council says it is important for to get tested for COVID-19, even if you only have the mildest of symptoms. 

Mighty energetic greens

  Avi Karny wasn’t always an organic farmer. He began his professional life as a scientist, completing a Masters in...

Reece Byrnes re-elected as Tweed Deputy Mayor

With many many local councils are juggling the elections timetable owing to COVID-19 restrictions, and last night the Tweed Shire elected their Deputy Mayor.

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for...

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NSW planning dept amends LEP to suit West Byron developers

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment continues to act as a propaganda public relations unit for West Byron developers, with a press release last week again spruiking one of the largest urban and commercial land release areas in a generation on sensitive wetlands.

Lismore blames state govt for court defeat

The NSW state government’s ongoing review of environmental zones on the north coast is being blamed for Lismore City Council losing a court case in the NSW Land and Environment Court last week.

Council did act over West Byron

Jan Barham, Broken Head. National Party candidate Kris Beavis continues to refer to the fact that the decision for West Byron was taken away from council because it had ‘failed to act’. The fact is that council had acted, it had refused the rezoning proposal for good reasons.

West Byron, dead letters and DoPE

Robbie Winter-Blick, Byron Bay. After six months of sending submissions, letters and petitions to the Department of Planning and Environment, as well as to the premier who forwarded his submission on to the DoPE, it appears that this department is the dead-letter dropbox of the NSW government.

1,100 homes for West Byron confirmed

The Department of Planning has confirmed that up to 1,100 homes will be built at the controversial West Byron housing development, finally putting to bed claims by the developer that the number was ‘theoretical’.

‘Still time to intervene’ over West Byron

Opponents of the West Byron housing development, which was approved by the state government on Friday, say there is still time for outgoing Ballina MP Don Page to intervene over critical issues.

Goward asked to correct false claim

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. Your Department’s 2013 growth projections, as included in the Far North Coast Residential Submarket Analysis of September 2013, did not, in any way, justify your Department’s claim in November 2013 that their West Byron proposal is a potential State Significant Site because of a need to alleviate ‘pressures on housing supply’.

Group vows to oppose North Lismore development

Opponents of a proposed 1525 house development on the North Lismore plateau are preparing for a battle they believe could rival the Bentley blockade.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...