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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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Lismore LGA to re-enter Queensland border bubble

Now that Lismore LGA is out of lockdown, the number of acceptable reasons for residents to cross the border into Queensland has increased.

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I...

Reece Byrnes re-elected as Tweed Deputy Mayor

With many many local councils are juggling the elections timetable owing to COVID-19 restrictions, and last night the Tweed Shire elected their Deputy Mayor.

Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Stories about "Tyagarah Airfield":

Aircraft or koalas?

Susana Gardavsky, Myocum. Byron Shire Council has informed residents, albeit a bit late, of ‘ Vegetation work to be undertaken at Tyagarah airstrip in late November will see more than 500 trees planted near the airfield and 72 trees and shrubs pruned as part of routine maintenance works to make sure the aerodrome is safe for the people who use it’.

Council accused of koala habitat destruction at Tyagarah Airfield

Residents and conservationists fear the impact of vegetation work at Tyagarah Airfield the local koala population has been as Byron Shire Council plans to push ahead.

Tyagarah chopper estimates unrealistic

Bryce Ducker, Mullumbimby. As the former owner of Byron Air Charter spanning ten years I note with a mixture of sadness and frustration that...

Business as usual in Byron on Anzac Day

Susana Gardavsky, Myocum Anzac Day and the wretched planes fly over our shire as if it is just another day to make more $$$. It is...

Byron council rejects heliport at Tyagarah

Byron Shire Council resolved last Thursday that it ‘does not support and thus removes any reference to commercial helicopter operations or activities operating at Tyagarah Airfield, including construction of a heliport’.

Council to consider expansion of Tyagarah Airfield

This Thursday Byron Shire councillors will consider whether to allow the expansion of Tyagarah Airfield to include a proposed heliport development.

100 trees cleared around Tyagarah Airfield

Byron Shire Council staff have admitted that more than 100 trees have been removed and a similar number pruned in stage one of a program designed to 'provide safe aircraft approaches for take-off and landing' around the Tyagarah Airfield.

Man dies following utralight crash at Tyagarah

Updated, 2.20pm: A man in his 50s, believed to be from the Gold Coast, has died in hospital after the ultralight 'trike' he was piloting spiralled into a nosedive this morning soon after takeoff from Tyagarah Airstrip.

Big noise around Evans Head

Margaret Howes, Empire Vale. So there's a problem with aircraft noise at Tyagarah, but what does the future hold for Evans Head and its aerodrome?

Tyagarah planes are a problem

Madeleine Green, Myocum. How predictable it is that any complaint of aircraft noise initiates a patronizing, dismissive, response from the pro-pilot lobby.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...