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Local MP pushes for social housing at hospital site 

What negotiations are happening behind closed doors with the former Mullum hospital site? 

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Potholes deep dive

While Byron Council tells residents there’s no funding to repair flood-damaged roads and vital access to peoples’ homes, or...

Local MP pushes for social housing at hospital site 

What negotiations are happening behind closed doors with the former Mullum hospital site? 

Drumming circle

Every morning I get up early and walk along the beach south of the Brunswick Surf Club. What I’ve started...

The joy of new talent

Discovering new talent is one of the joys of any comedy festival. Every year the Byron Comedy Festival cherry-picks the brightest and boldest of emerging new talent to present at their annual event. This year they are presenting two of Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s most loved newcomers and stars of their roadshow, Lewis Garnham and Scout Boxall.

Australia’s finest classical guitarists

With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents, and genres, displaying amazing telepathy and the ability to evoke emotion from every note, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitarists.

Photo of the week – 29 May 2024

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Park plans for Suffolk Park’s park take shape

Concept plans for ‘Our Park’ on Suffolk Park’s Beech Drive were shared with local residents last week. It comes after the community lobbied the state government – and won – to retain the land after it was flagged for sale as surplus.

Suffolk Park plans

Donald Maughan, president, Suffolk Park Progress Association The Suffolk Park community came together in an impressive show of unity in November last year to protest...

Residents group celebrates sports field victory

The Suffolk Park Progress Association will tonight celebrate its great achievement this year, ensuring the handover of the Beech Drive sports field, playground and community garden to Byron Shire Council.

Suffolk Park locals celebrate park-land purchase

Suffolk Park residents are celebrating a big win after Byron Shire Council yesterday confirmed it had successfully negotiated the purchase of the Beech Drive education land in Suffolk Park from the state government for $900,000.

Petition calls for ‘gifting’ of Suffolk Park open space

A week after its Save Our Park Community Rally, the Suffolk Park Progress Association (SPPA) has launched a change.org petition asking that the NSW Government transfer the land title of Lot 60, Beech Drive to Byron Shire Council as a gift.

Council to get first offer on Suffolk Park land

Chris Dobney An auction of ‘surplus’ Education Department land at Suffolk Park has been cancelled after the intervention of education minister Adrian Piccoli. The embattled minister,...

SHIFT staying put in Byron

Established in 2019, Linen SHIFT is a social enterprise commercial laundry of the SHIFT Project – a learning environment where women can acquire work readiness skills by practising them on the job. 

Why jobseekers were abandoned

Many were left puzzled by the recent federal budget by Labor Treasurer, Jim Chalmers, with its projected surplus of $9.3 billion. 

Kingscliff locals concerned over proposal to remove trees at Merve Edwards Fields for AFL

The potential of removing trees from the Merve Edwards Fields site at Kingscliff to accommodate the Kingscliff Junior AFL Club has raised concerns of locals and neighbours who say that this is not a proposal they support. 

Ballina Council to look into making tiny homes accessible 

The idea of living in a tiny home can seem like a simple solution to our housing crisis – but getting council approvals for a permanent tiny home on private land can be challenging.