19.8 C
Byron Shire
November 29, 2021

Byron traffic management needs online info

Latest News

Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

Other News

Own nothing, go serfing

Although Sapote Brook’s Echo letter correctly stated that nothing was done at COP26 to stop global warming, nevertheless, over...

Secret report reveals government ignored advice to stop logging after Black Summer fires

Following a leaked report it has become clear that independent advice to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires was ignored.

Frontline workers

I’ve just read an ABC News article re the ‘burn out’ of Australian nurses. For the last two years...

Give them a doggie inch…

Your article on dogs (17 November) is a sad reminder of the adage… give them an inch and they...

COVID update: a new Byron case, Aquarius and Community Support Accommodation

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

Vale Mullumbimbian, Noel Ernest James

A Mullumbimbian through and through, Noel James was born in Mullum on April 3, 1928, in what seems to be a world away from today, but in his words, ‘it was only 93 short years ago’. 

Given that pressures on the road from the highway into Byron are likely to only get worse, why don’t we try to use this road better?

What is stopping the council providing online information about the current time to drive from the highway into Byron CBD as well as providing information about driving times across the last 24 hours or longer?

This way locals and tourists can make an informed decision about the best time to visit town and spread out the demand on the road.

Garth Luke, Mullumbimby

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


  1. The Ewingsdale Road is blocked with traffic, so it is no use putting more traffic on that road or from that direction. Some of that traffic has to be gotton off that road. That means a new road from a new direction and a new entrance to Byron Bay. Either from the north along the beaches north of Byron, or from the east further south of Ewingsdale Road to
    Also to do parking properly, it means an Underground car park such as in Coolangatta. Coolangatta is now advancing further ahead than Tweed Heads as Coolangatta has Underground car parking but Tweed Heads does not.
    At Tweed Mall there was to be Underground car parking. It never eventuated. The Tweed Heads CBD pays for that timidness with loss of sales. There was to be Underground car parking at Tweed Heads campass of the Southern Cross University. It never eventuated. The university instead was moved to the Airport. There was to be Underground car parking at Kingscliff. It never eventuated. What the people need is a strong Council who will do things for the people and not count how much money it will cost. Yes it will cost a lot of money. Well now Tweed Heads and Kingscliff are now feeling the brunt of losing a lot of money because there are no Underground car parks.

    • Another road would only feed traffic into Byron Bay’s already congested town centre. What’s required is day tripper parking west of the railway line (doesn’t have to be underground) and a road layout that allows tourists to quickly go around town (or through town) to the beaches and Lighthouse.

  2. “What is stopping the council providing online information about the current time to drive from the highway into Byron CBD”

    Google Maps should be able to provide traffic information in real time. Google Traffic currently covers the Pacific Highway from the Qld border to just south of Bruns, but doesn’t cover Ewingsdale Road and Byron Bay for some reason.

    Perhaps there is some way to lobby Google to cover the Byron Bay area? They would certainly do a better job than Council.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full – about our collective issues...

COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.