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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Ten Tweed Community Clubs donate $32,000 for sick babies

New equipment to help provide urgent medical care for sick babies and infants has arrived at the Tweed Valley Hospital, thanks to a generous donation to Our Kids from Tweed Community Clubs.

Tyagarah clothing-optional beach

I am a 35-year-old woman who has been a Tyagarah clothing-optional beach (COB) regular since 2018. In summer, I...

NSW Labor’s mental health reform aims to streamline agencies

Despite the presence of many high-quality services, the difficulties involved in navigating the mental health system as a whole can make seeking help a distressing experience rather than a therapeutic one.

Free coercive control community forum tonight in Kingscliff

What is coercive control? Is it really something we can define and work out how to respond to? The...

Mullum’s Wimbledon tennis day, July 28

Mullumbimby Tennis Club are having their annual Wimbledon Day on Sunday, July 28, commencing from 10.30am. Organisers say, ‘The community...

Stories about "Saddle Road":

Community land trust group home approved 

Construction work on the Shire’s first permanent group home for women and children in housing stress could begin within months, after the project was formally approved by Byron Council.

How will Byron Shire fit more than 5,300 new dwellings?

A housing strategy heralding a profound shift in the built environment and character of the Byron Shire has been approved by Byron Shire Council.

Saddle Road jobs hub not a Trojan horse, says developer 

The developer behind plans to build an employment hub in Brunswick Heads has strenuously refuted suggestions that the project is a Trojan horse for residential development.

Land trust lodges its first affordable housing DA

Australia’s first community land trust has been launched in the Byron Shire, and has applied to build its first project: a group home for single mothers and kids facing homelessness.

Have your say on massive development plans for Saddle Road and Bangalow 

Public submissions close Friday July 14 for vague ‘fast tracked’ plans by the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation to upscale the populations of both Bangalow and Saddle Road.

Closed door deals on fast-tracked land rezonings

Up to 1,300 new dwellings could be accommodated in Byron Shire under vague draft fast-track development plans released by the NSW government-run Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) last week. 

Saddle Road housing project unfazed by anonymous smear leaflet

An anonymous leaflet has been placed in local letterboxes alleging that the proposal to build group homes for single mums and their kids in Saddle Road, Brunswick Heads is a ‘plan for a drug and alcohol rehab’.

Plan to tackle Byron’s housing crisis announced

Three group homes for single mothers facing homelessness would be built on the former Eco Village site in Brunswick Heads under a plan proposed by local developer, Brandon Saul.

After a long, arduous and uninformed debate… Saddle Road DA approved

Councillors finally ‘got there in the end’, interim Mayor, Michael Lyon, told an exhausted audience after many hours of confused meandering at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

Saddle Road DA aims to pioneer a ‘new definition of affordable housing’

A Development Application (DA) for six farm stay accommodation units and a central facility on the southern end of Saddle Road is up for public comment.

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.