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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

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MusicNSW appoints Nino for regional representation

MusicNSW is endeavouring to support regional music and musicians by appointing seven Regional Music Officers (RMOs) across the state.

Disrupt fossil fuels

Duncan Dey, Main Arm I disrupt coal in a few ways, including by living and working off-grid (solar panels and big...

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

No SourDough$

Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

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Power grab: Environment and local govt departments neutered

Since being re-elected on March 23, the NSW Liberal-National coalition has moved quickly to weaken environmental protections and local government powers by transferring them to the planning department and the premier, Gladys Berejiklian.

Govt sided with miners over ‘cash for clearing’ laws

The very day that the NSW Government’s draconian anti mining-protest laws came into effect, the NCC has revealed that ministers ignored the advice of their own environment office, allowing miners to pay cash to destroy irreplaceable forests.

Government set to rewrite rules on rock walls

The state government has indicated it is about to tear up legislation under which Byron Shire Councillors recently voted to build a contentious rock wall at Belongil.

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.