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Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital get underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital referbishment.

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Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Jaimini hut

Margot Hays, Bangalow I would like to voice my opinion regarding the hut structure at Belongil where Jaimini sits and...

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Woman assaults police – Bangalow

Police say that a woman resisted arrest and assaulted two officers yesterday in Bangalow.

Cult Covid

John Scrivener, Main Arm A careful analysis of Cult Covid must clearly distinguish between four separate and distinct yet interconnected...

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West Byron – wetland or suburb?

Turning the West Byron housing development site into a wetland for excess effluent from the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is a possible solution to its increased output, says Greens MP Tamara Smith and Byron Shire councillor Cate Coorey.

Destructive West Byron development refuses to die

West Byron has raised its ugly head again as a group of local landholders attempt to use the courts to force their excessive and inappropriate over-development of a sensitive site, adjacent to the Belongil Estuary, upon the Byron community, against its will and best interests.

Editorial: The dice are loaded

The Regional Planning Panel (RPP) booked the Byron Theatre last week in order to give local people the opportunity to let off steam with verbal objections to the West Byron development proposal.

No agreement reached in West Byron mediation

A court-ordered mediation between Byron Shire Council and West Byron landowners yesterday resulted in no in-principle agreement, meaning the matter will likely head to court.

‘Locals’ West Byron DA refused

Few shows at the Byron Theatre receive such a resounding standing ovation as the Joint Regional Planning Panel on Monday after it refused permission for a 387-lot suburb at West Byron.

Byron GM responds to criticism of planning staff

Byron Shire Council’s general manager Mark Arnold has defended staff against claims made by a local journalist about their responses to a range of major planning issues.

West Byron submission numbers clarified

It’s emerged that just three out of 4,633 submissions on the contentious West Byron development proposal on Ewingsdale Road were in favour of it when it went on public exhibition.

West Byron land to be urgently reviewed 

A staff report is expected for the Council meeting on November 22 which will review the environmental attributes and constraints of the contentious West Byron urban release area and what development would be suitable.

Urgent review of West Byron’s zoning imminent

Byron Shire Council are looking to urgently review the zoning on 108 hectares at West Byron Release Area to take into consideration the significant environmental constraints relating to this land.

JRPP defers decision on West Byron development

The JRPP has deferred a decision on the controversial ‘local’ development application for West Byron, potentially leaving the matter to be decided by the Land and Environment Court.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.