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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Appeal to locate woman missing from Rosebank

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman missing from Rosebank.

Exploring the Burmese struggle in Byron, May 30

Rosemary and previously, her late husband, have been teaching, then quietly building clean water systems for villages and schools in the ‘dry region’ of Burma / Myanmar for years.

Public housing forum/doco May 16

A documentary exploring the devastating impacts of losing one’s home owing to the privatisation and demolition of public housing assets will be screened May 16 at the Palace Cinema.

Women’s Giving Circle empowering locals

A collective of passionate women taking action to tackle local disadvantage have seen essential local projects funded, and the...

Is Kyogle Council misrepresenting changes to Private Native Forestry approvals?

The Kyogle Environment Group has challenged Kyogle Council’s presumption thatapplying for a Private Native Forestryplan from both Local Land Services and Council ‘essentially duplicates the assessment’.

2022 flood & DAs

At  Byron Council’s meeting on April 18, we didn’t get time to deal with Report 14.1 which contained formal...

Stories about "secondary dwellings":

Byron mayor seeks to retain secondary dwellings as permanent 

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is seeking councillor support at this Thursday’s meeting for a staff report that could identify how to ‘constrain the future use of a secondary dwelling for the purposes of providing affordable and/or permanent accommodation’.

Secondary dwellings on multiple occupancies examined

The issue of secondary dwellings on multiple occupancy and community title lots is still unresolved following a recent attempt by Byron Shire Council to prohibit such dwellings across the board.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.