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.
A 7–2 majority of councillors voted for a 7.5 per cent Special Rate Variation at last Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting.
Byron Shire Council staff say they are still waiting on feedback from the Roads and Maritime Services over traffic issues for the proposed Bangalow food precinct, which has been described by one resident as ' the largest industrial development ever for Byron Shire'.
Byron mayor Simon Richardson says he would like to see the Byron Shire Council working towards ‘zero landfill' as the future for Byron Shire. If it is to happen, it will need us to all brush up on our recycling skills.
Byron Shire Council yesterday voted for a 7.5 per cent rates hike over four years, yet the actual increase across residential, commercial and farmland is yet to be thrashed out.
Tom Tabart, Bangalow In quoting selected extracts of the Local Government Act (‘Councillor weighs in over spat’, Echo, January 25), Paul Spooner has only identified the division of labour between the mayor and GM. Had he consulted sections 222 and 223... Read More →
Byron Writers Festival founder and former chair Chris Hanley has been honoured with two prestigious awards: an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) and Byron Shire's ‘Citizen of the Year’ Australia Day Award.
Fast Buck$, Coorabell. I was intrigued to read the (Byron) mayor’s extensive and self-indulgent putdowns of Cr Tabart. Simon says that Cr Tabart never presented any evidence to back up his criticisms. However, there are none so blind as those who... Read More →
It appears a long-running dispute over a Mullumbimby affordable housing DA will be resolved via a conciliation conference between developer Koho and Byron Shire Council.
Cr Paul Spooner, who ran on a Labor platform for Byron Shire Council, has come to the defence of staff and Greens mayor, Simon Richardson.