Fast Buck$, Coorabell. Last year Byron Shire Council was trying to establish a set of criteria by which a holiday letter could be prosecuted but needed approval from the Department of Planning to bring them into effect. The department used... Read More →
Cr Sarah Ndiaye, Byron Shire Council. I saw Jan Barham’s article in The Echo in support of Byron Shire Council’s motion 9.3 on Brunswick Heads parkland and acknowledge all the points made; there’s been a lot of bad blood and great... Read More →
Deep division and political backflips have emerged within local Greens members over a move to put plans of management (PoM) on public exhibition for two of the three holiday parks in Brunswick Heads.
Tom Tabart, Bangalow. How about having Byron shire's internal audit committee kick off its new term by looking into the management of the well-endowed sewerage fund over the last 15 years?
Kathryn McConnochie, Byron Bay. In order to be 'Fit for the Future' the State Government required Byron Shire Council to impose a rate rise in order to balance its budget, otherwise there was a risk of our shire being amalgamated with other councils.
Michele Grant, Foreshore Protection Group. Byron councillors, Sarah Ndiaye, Michael Lyons and Alan Hunter have lodged a rescission motion that will gift around 36,000m2 of road reserve lands valued at $3.7 million (in 2010) to NSWCHPT for commercial redevelopment of... Read More →
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment continues to act as a propaganda public relations unit for West Byron developers, with a press release last week again spruiking one of the largest urban and commercial land release areas in a generation on sensitive wetlands.
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson and general manager Ken Gainger have sent a letter to the minister for health, Brad Hazzard, requesting the Mullumbimby Hospital site be gifted to council
While the impacts from ex-cyclone Debbie are still fresh in everyones mind Byron Shire Council and Our Earth online are coordinating a public meeting to look at how the flood response was handled and what can be done to handle it more effectively in the future.
NSW planning minister Anthony Roberts (Liberal) has threatened Byron Shire Council he will personally intervene unless a development control plan for West Byron is produced to his liking – and timing.
This Thursday Byron Shire councillors will consider whether to allow the expansion of Tyagarah Airfield to include a proposed heliport development.
Tom Tabart, Bangalow. The Byron council agenda for April 20 contains several motions from councillors which are intended to change or amend recommendations of previous or current staff reports. The staff involved are required to comment on the councillors’ motions and have... Read More →
Byron Shire Council says it will be the second half of next year at earliest before it is in a position to undertake a speed review of sections of dangerous Coolamon Scenic Drive, let alone make changes to signage or line marking.
Continued power outages and a depleted battery for Byron Shire Council’s emergency after-hours phone service have been blamed for the lack of help during Cyclone Debbie.
Anthony Stante, Coorabell I ask myself, why do I pay my rates. Over two years ago Byron Shire’s Local Traffic Committee directed Council to undertake a formal safety audit of Coolamon Scenic Drive and install centreline marking and any other... Read More →
Legal action against illegal holiday let (including Airbnb) properties could again be pursued after Byron councillors voted unanimously at their March 23 meeting to lift the moratorium should the state government not respond with its own policy by July 1.
Residents have been contacting The Echo asking where the Byron Shire council have been? The region has been declared a natural disaster and the council appeared to be closed for the weekend.
Cr Catherine Coorey. The Byron Shire Echo (1/3/17) reported that I voted against moving forward with Byron Shire Council's Draft Residential Strategy that included measures for delivering ‘affordable' housing. I fully support measures for low cost housing to ensure that Byron is a broad demography, not just an enclave of well-heeled retirees and refugees from the city scattered among empty holiday let houses. Disclosure: I am a refugee from the city.
Bangalow is the next town chosen by Byron Shire Council to have paid parking and it has appointed a company that installs car parking systems to sell its plan to the town’s residents.
Funding commitments for Byron Shire Council that have been ignored by the state government are causing ‘reputational damage,’ according to the council’s general manager Ken Gainger.
Requiring affordable housing in all new developments, encouraging secondary dwellings and setting aside land for caravan parks and manufactured homes are three new controls Byron Shire Council planning to implement as part of its new residential strategy.
A campaign by the local Byron Labor branch to build a skate park in Byron Bay is underway after Cr Paul Spooner (Country Labor) resurrected the idea at last Thursday’s council meeting.
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.
Susana Gardavsky, Mullumbimby. Byron Shire Council is asking ratepayers to 'please agree to paying higher rates than is approved by state government or else council will go broke’.
Residents against an NBN tower in Coorabell will have to go it alone after Council’s efforts to stop the project with a court injunction were abandoned at last Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting.