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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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Speeding traffic

In Suffolk Park there are a number of problems including getting out of Clifford Street onto Broken Head Road...

Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

Blowhard alert

We have endured drought, bushfires, flooding and COVID. However, Australia must brace itself for something even worse. Something that...

Big Rob: ‘no comment’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Candidates have until noon on Wednesday, November 3 to register with the NSW Electoral Commission.

Phone scam – Just.Hang.Up.

Crime Stoppers says that almost 90 per cent of Australians have received at least one nuisance or unwanted call every week

Stories about "The Roundhouse":

Roundhouse blocks sell out in less than three hours

Fancy a large 1,576m2 block with views in the best spot in Ocean Shores for $330,000? Sorry, but it sold the same morning it went on sale, like the rest of the eleven Roundhouse lots.

Blame state government for Roundhouse sale

Tamara Smith, MP for Ballina. News that Byron Shire Council has moved to sell off the iconic ‘Roundhouse’ site in Ocean Shores will bring mixed emotions for our community and those who worked hard to preserve this site over many years.

Last chance to object to Roundhouse sale

Time for residents to make submissions on the sell-off of the Byron council-owned Roundhouse property in Ocean Shores runs out at 4pm today (Wednesday March 4).

Roundhouse sale affects all Byron residents

Hilary Bone, Federal. Byron Shire Council is attempting to sell land in Ocean Shores which evidence suggests it is not legally entitled to sell because the land is classified as ‘community land’ and the land is subject to a trust and other interests.

Roundhouse trickery

Ri Fraser, Ocean Shores. Byron Shire Council has its claws into the Roundhouse site again. Last year BSC went off half-cocked in an attempt to sell 11 blocks to raise money for its general deficit, but were halted by the information that the land is ‘community’ zoned and cannot be sold.

‘Drop-in’ sessions on Ocean Shores Roundhouse plans

Byron Shire Council staff will be available today and tomorrow to discuss a planning proposal currently on public exhibition which aims to reclassify the Roundhouse site to ‘operational land – interest changed’.

OSCA’s view of the Roundhouse saga

Jan Mangleson, Ocean Shores Community Association. The people of Ocean Shores have endured for many years the steady erosion of public land from its town area. The town was planned to have 10 per cent open space. Every available small plot, piece of riverbank etc has been subsumed without public knowledge into nature reserves, excluding the community from access.

New proposal to get around Roundhouse opponents

Byron Shire Council has come up with a new proposal to speed up sale of its prime real estate at Ocean Shores, to get around a group of residents who have been blocking the move.

OSCA Roundhouse plan ludicrous

Radha Kate Koch, Ocean Shores. Has anyone asked the neighbours if they want a large commercial ‘Artist Cultural Centre’ next door with 22–30 apartments, a restaurant, a kids’ playground and a gallery/museum, because that is what they are proposing.

OSCA’s Roundhouse plan not favoured

Who are these OSCA (Ocean Shores Community Association) people, supposing to support 10 per cent of the local community?I don't think so.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.