Matthew France, Pottsville. For those who would like some simple information about the Black Rocks oval / Men’s Shed issue. I am disappointed at what is essentially a simple issue, once again becoming unnecessarily complicated. On one hand you have... Read More →
Syd Craythorn, Byron Bay. ‘Holiday letting’ seems to be a term used mainly by the real estate industry, not the planning law fraternity. To my knowledge there is no definition of ‘holiday letting’ in either the state or local planning... Read More →
Bruce Apps, Townsend. The politics is alive and well but the decision to cut penalty rates from our low paid workers shows that we have a Fair Work Commission lacking in empathy and compassion with a belief that it was... Read More →
Lori Scinto, Pottsville . Dear Mr troy Green: can you please once again address why this convoy is being allowed to go ahead and who authorised the Men's Shed to have a key to open up the boom gate at the sports field entrance?
Paul Belin, secretary, Action Group Association. Jeremy Holmes, spokesperson for the Byron Bay Railroad Company (BBRC) claimed that a video of train serial number 721, shown on the (unofficial) Byron Bay Train Facebook site is a different train to the one it will operate and is operating under vastly different conditions (Byron Shire Echo, 8 February 2017).
Asren Pugh, Bangalow The decision by Fair Work Australia to slash Sunday weekend rates is a devastating blow to the North Coast community. It will cut the wages of some of the lowest paid workers by up to $6000 per year. People on Award wages usually spend their entire wage, with little left over to save. This means there is $6000 per year that will no longer be spent in our region and at our local small businesses.
Dave Norris, president, Threatened Species Conservation Society Inc Dear P&DMS members and convoy co-organiser, We note that P&DMS and others have organised a convoy on 26/2/2017, terminating at the Black Rocks sports field where celebrations will be held. The Threatened Species... Read More →
Mel Nixon, Lennox Head I have many reasons that I want the eastern road at Lake Ainsworth to be kept open, some of which are entirely personal, some are in support of my family and friends, and some are for the enjoyment and more importantly, safety, of all users of the Lake, and the adjacent surf club and caravan park.
Dr Antoinette Ensbey, Bangalow. What to do with rural land to answer our need for healthy environments? Instead of the proposed food hub close to Bangalow village, I’d suggest a) reforestation along Byron Creek and restoration of rainforest; b) splitting the... Read More →
Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. It was the blokes from Byron Bay, Bangalow, Mullumbimby, Billinudgel, Burringbar and Brunswick Heads who had returned from the horrors of Gallipoli and the Western Front who planted Coastal Cypress Pines as a memorial to the Battle... Read More →
Cherie Heale, Brunswick Heads. I for one would like to hear from the boys! Its ok for us all to make copious comments about what you think, why you think it, and who you blame for it? Maybe you don’t... Read More →
Lorraine Cobcroft, Pottsville. Reece Byrnes should not be indulging a vocal minority who have no genuine interest in the welfare of senior men and are ignoring the safety, security and access issues presented by putting a semi-industrial facility for senior... Read More →
L. Cronin, Billinudgel. As we have few ways to raise money from tourists to maintain our crumbling infrastructure, I am all in favour of extending paid parking to Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby, and raising the fee to $4 per hour... Read More →
Brian Warrick, Bangalow. I’m not sure if I am allowed to write a good news, happy story in your paper as most of the letters printed seem to be from rather bitter people not enjoying life at all. Please get... Read More →
Cr Paul Spooner, Byron Bay. Byron Shire Council has now submitted to the state government to pursue a 33.5 per cent permanent rate rise across the shire.
Jenny Bush, Wilsons Creek. Gareth Smith's letters on the Israeli occupation of Palestine is a political statement, not a racist or misogynist one. It says nothing about Jews, but highlights only the terrible oppression of the Palestinians.
Rick Molloy, Goonengerry. So many people are horrified by the illegal occupation of Palestine by the Israeli state, that's why it is important that this brutal gross injustice is constantly brought to attention.
Anando, Mullumbimby As I understand it, Byron Shire Council’s chronic money problems, which are the impetus for the huge rate rise we are about to face, stem in large part from problems and situations associated specifically with Byron Bay – for... Read More →
Stephen Welstead, Coopers Shoot At the proposed stage 1 $24 million, 21,400m2 food hub at Bangalow the principal activities will include ‘livestock processing’, commonly known as an abattoir and associated facilities and activities including the lairage, slaughter, boning, value adding (retail... Read More →
Ruth Dare , Bangalow I have no objection to the bed tax that is being suggested by Paul Spooner et al; in fact I think it is an excellent idea. However, to equate holiday letting to a commercial activity, as some... Read More →
David Bradbury, Wilsons Creek It was disturbing to read of Sue Harrison’s shabby treatment at Byron hospital owing to lack of staff on duty (Echo, February 8). It’s not staff’s fault. We were promised the world with our new hospital by... Read More →
Donald Maughan, president, Suffolk Park Progress Association The Suffolk Park community came together in an impressive show of unity in November last year to protest the sale of their last remaining open space and sportsfield. Collectively they took on the... Read More →
Jim Beatson, Byron Bay. In response to Giles Parkinson’s article Lithium-ion battery storage may be banned in Australian homes, about eight years ago, when installing solar on the roof in my Byron Bay townhouse, eight years ago, my electrician, who... Read More →
Lynette Dickinson, Pottsville. Re your article Men’s Shed supporters to march on Black Rocks, under the Memorandum of Understanding for men sheds, written applications to Crown Lands must be made to secure a site, which the Pottsville and District Men’s... Read More →
Pete Finch, CEO, Byron Bay TramLink. As reported in Echonetdaily on Monday, February 13, plans to approve the construction of 250 new homes in the town of Mooball is good news for the growth of the area and will do... Read More →