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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.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.