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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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Lismore Council on gender equity in management

Last night Lismore Council met for their monthly meeting and Councillor Big Rob asked a question about gender equality in the upper echelons of Council.

A well-thought-out blend

Noy Ben Ami says that he ‘feels the vibe of the crowd and place’ before he starts to play his original music.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Tragedy of the commons

The tragedy of the commons refers to a situation in which individuals with access to a public resource (also...

Only real farmers and real food at Byron Farmers Market

Later this year, Byron Farmers Market will celebrate its 20th birthday. An impressive feat given that when it first...

Festival goer dies with meningococcal disease

Late last night thousands of Splendour in the Grass ticket holders received an email alerting them that NSW Health has been notified of two cases of meningococcal disease in people who attended the festival.

Stories about "sewerage":

Electrici-wee? Getting energy from wastewater

Could we ever use urine to power batteries? An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

Contentious sewerage system trial to be decided today: Mullum

Plans for a controversial and costly sewerage system trial in Mullumbimby could be quietly passed by Byron Shire Council at today's meeting.

Byron sewerage systems overloaded, says former councillor

Byron Council's sewearge treatment plants are expensive to run, generate significant greenhouse emissions and at times are massively overloaded. A former councillor and civil engineer says it's time for a new approach to sewerage in the shire.

Sewage problem leaves a bad smell

Tom Tabart, Bangalow. The letter from Alan Dickens, Sewage overload, is a timely warning that all has not been well in Byron’s sewage management for a long time. As a councillor-member of the sewage and wastewater committee for many years I can endorse Alan Dickens’s claims.

Bayside DA and sewerage treatment

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. The 'Mills Estate' DA for 50 allotments and a residual lot at Bayside Brunswick raises what could be serious concerns for any DA dependent on the collection system to the Vallances Road STP.

Could West Byron development overload sewerage plant?

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads. Stuart Murray’s response outlining all the positives on the West Byron development side and all the negatives against the Byron Residents’ Group is a bit rich.

Sewage overflow at Byron Bay

Questions are being asked about Byron’s award-winning sewage treatment plant after a manhole collapse in town last week resulted in two sewage spills during the busy holiday season.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.