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APPEALS FOR INFORMATION REGARDING MISSING LISMORE AIRCRAFT

Police are re-appealing to the public for any information regarding the disappearance of a light aircraft from Byron Bay last month. Around 4pm on Monday March 21st, a light aircraft left Lismore with only the pilot on board. The aircraft never returned. It’s understood the plane disappeared from radar about 6 nautical miles north east of Cape Byron. Police have commenced an investigation, and are re-appealing to the public for any information concerning the circumstances leading up to the disappearance.

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BLUESFEST DEATH NOT SUSPICIOUS, SAY POLICE

Police investigating how a man died at Bluesfest in Byron Bay, are not treating the case as suspicious. Emergency services were called to a campsite at the music festival at around 2.30 yesterday afternoon. On arrival, they found a 44-year-old man unconscious. Paramedics administered CPR but unfortunately couldn’t revive him. A report will be prepared for the coroner. (NO AUDIO)

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MISSING PLANE HIT WATER AT SPEED, POLICE SAY

Underwater vehicles could be brought in to search waters off Byron Bay for a light plane, missing since Monday. The alarm was raised, when the Cessna 172, being flown by pilot Paul Whyte failed to return to Lismore Airport. After reviewing radar data, police now believe the plane crashed into the ocean at high speed. Investigators don’t believe the accident was suspicious. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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CLIFFORD ST. TRAFFIC LIGHTS PROPOSAL SCRAPPED

Plans to install traffic lights at a notorious Suffolk Park intersection have been scrapped by Byron Shire Council. It comes after the Roads and Maritime Services deemed the lights at the intersection of Clifford Street and Broken Head Road unsuitable. Council will now investigate constructing a single lane roundabout instead, at an estimated cost of $2-million. (NO AUDIO)

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BYRON BAY MASTERPLAN ON EXHIBITION

The future of Byron Bay is now in residents’ hands, with the draft Town Centre Masterplan on exhibition. The plan will act as a blueprint for the town over the next twenty years, and includes short, medium and long term strategies for the CBD and beach front. Consultants and Byron Shire Council have been working on the document since late 2014. It can be viewed at council, Byron Bay Library and online.

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