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A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

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Third village for Alstonville Plateau?

A proposal to assess the viability of a third village on the Alstonville Plateau was discussed at Ballina Shire Council's last meeting.

Mass tree-planting planned for Bruns River in Mullum

More than five thousand native plants are to be planted along Brunswick River banks in Mullumbimby.

Labor leading

A very proactive Minns Labor government will celebrate one year in government with a massive investment of $1.8 billion...

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize. Broken Head surfer Leihani Zoric has taken out first place in the U/14 girls and best barrel (girl) categories of the Australian Junior Online Surf Championships.

Statement of faith leaders following attack in Sydney

NSW Premier Chris Minns and Minister for Multiculturalism Steve Kamper have released a joint statement from a diverse group of NSW faith leaders, in an effort to calm tensions following the recent knife attack at Christ The Good Shepherd Church in south western Sydney.

Express. Empower. Get loud! for Youth Week in Lismore

This year’s Youth Week is theme is Express. Empower. Get loud!

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Byron Shire planning – limits to growth

Currently we find ourselves in housing and cost of living crises, set against the backdrop of climate and biodiversity extinction crises. We need more homes for those displaced by the floods and for essential workers and volunteers.

Bureaucrat threatens to remove Byron Council’s planning powers

Byron Shire Council risks losing its planning powers to ‘independent intervention’ if it does not ‘demonstrate how it intends to improve its housing supply’. 

Cruelty of rental crisis now centre stage

The crisis of unaffordable and insecure rentals here is not news, but right now there’s a real opportunity to help fix it. 

Greens call for two-year rent freeze 

A new Essential Guardian poll shows 60 per cent of Australians support a freeze on rental increases.

IPC’s holiday letting report in – how will NSW Labor respond?

The much anticipated report by the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) into Council’s planning proposal around holiday letting was released last week, with commissioners recommending a 60-day yearly cap on non-hosted holiday letting across the Shire, instead of Council’s 90-day proposal.

Holiday letting cap should be 60 days, across the Byron Shire, says IPC

The long-awaited report by NSW Independent Planning Commission into Byron Shire Council’s planning proposal around holiday letting has been released, with commissioners recommending a 60-day cap on non-hosted holiday letting across the Byron Shire.

STRA campaigners gaslighting locals

The latest action from the short-term rental accommodation (STRA) campaigners is an alarmist email exhorting recipients to ‘Join the fight to protect your right to stay in a holiday home in Byron Bay’.

IPC hearings on STRA impacts commence

Byron Shire Council’s plan to impose a 90-day cap on un-hosted short-term holiday letting across much of the Shire will be examined by the Independent Planning Commission during a three-day public hearing this week.

Join the call for real housing over profits in Byron Shire 

Local resident Liz Friend raised thousands of dollars for the homeless in 2021 in recognition of the housing crisis that was swamping the region,...

State government breaks election commitment to Byron on 90 day rental cap

The Perrottet government has broken their election commitment to Byron Shire on controlling short term rental accommodation the day before Byron Shire Council was set to debate lowering the rental cap, in some parts of the shire, from 180 to 90 days. 

What’s happening in the rainforest’s Understory?

Springing to life in the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens this April school holidays, Understory is a magical, interactive theatre adventure created for children by Roundabout Theatre.

Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

WATER Northern Rivers says Rous County Council is wrong

WATER Northern Rivers Alliance says despite decades of objection, Rous County Council have just commissioned yet another heritage and biodiversity study in the Rocky Creek valley, between Dunoon and The Channon, in the heart of the Northern Rivers.

Musicians and MLC support the save Wallum fight

As the drama unfolded between police and protesters at the Wallum Development in Brunswick Heads yesterday, people were drawn to the site by the red alerts sent out by the Save Wallum organisers.