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Is polluting a lake in a national park to support new housing ok?
From Byron Bay to Evans Head to Casino the questions about how we deal with what is politely termed ‘effluent’, and how that may or may not destroy our local environment, demand real and urgent answers.
No chance of change
Sadly, David Heilpern’s well-written missive regarding non-compliant dog owners in Byron Shire will achieve absolutely nothing. The fact is,...
Interview with Guy Maddison from Mudhoney
Seminal Seattle four-piece, Mudhoney, are returning to Australia marking nine years since their last local shows. A mammoth odyssey spanning April and May will see them playing headline shows across six states. Next week they will also release their new album, Plastic Eternity.
Byron Council staff push for Mullum’s water supply to become part of Rous
A committee that makes recommendations to Council around water and sewage management in the Shire is calling for Mullum’s water supply to remain at Lavertys Gap weir in Wilsons Creek.
Byron Bay NRMA to close March 31
According to owners, Warren and Dennise Simmons, NRMA does not consider the agency financially viable, with the increasing volumes of online sales and transactions.
Apples and pears
by Victoria Cosford These long hot golden days are lulling us into the belief that summer will go on forever...
Byron Shire has 200 road projects in waiting
The incoming NSW Labor government says it will spend billions on the state’s roads, but will some of the cash find its way to the hundreds of flood-ravaged roads in the Byron Shire?
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Paradiso rescission approved by Tweed Council
Both the mayor and deputy mayor spoke at length at yesterday’s Tweed Council meeting on the subject of the Paradiso holiday apartment block’s change of use development application (DA22/0325), before the chamber voted in favour of the rescission motion, overturning a previous failed motion to deny the application.
Appeal to locate man last seen at Casino on way to Tweed
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man from Grafton missing from the North Coast area.
Do you still need help to get two rooms fixed after the 2022 flood?
More than 80 Lismore residents have had help getting a few rooms in their flood-impacted homes re-sheeted and habitable following the devastating 2022 floods. The...
$15,000 fine and warnings over illegal logging in Kyogle Shire
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Urbenville-based logging company Rojech Pty Ltd were fined $15,000 earlier this month over logging operations near the entrance to the Border Ranges National Park in Kyogle Shire.
No street gathering policy for Ballina Shire
A majority of Ballina Shire councillors have voted against a Greens-led motion for a new policy enabling resident-led street closures for gatherings and play.