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October 8, 2022

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Byron Community Centre

When did the community centre change to Byron Theatre and was there any public information shared as to this...

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Opposition strategy?

At times one has to admit that credit has to definitely be given where credit is due. Opposition leader...

Byron Shire floodplain risks to be highlighted to NSW premier

Byron Shire Council have recognised 1,454 flood-affected homes in Byron Shire that could benefit from the government’s much touted assistance via its Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

Pay Parking push is back on for Bruns, Mullum 

The perennial push by Council to deploy pay parking in Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby was voted through at last week’s meeting – all with the support of every councillor except Alan Hunter.

Hearing Australia urges action on workplace hearing loss  

With more than 1.1 million Australians continuing to be exposed to harmful noise levels in the workplace, Hearing Australia is urging workers to protect their ears from dangerously loud sounds.

As a Tweed Shire resident I am not entitled to a ‘local sticker’ as I live about a kilometre out of ‘the shire’, yet I go into town often for work and need to buy these pesky parking coupons.

Why can’t the Byron Shire allow me and any other visitor the option of buying an annual sticker and saving all this hassle of having gold coins rattling around in the glovebox? It is a time sap and a stress.

Get with the times: most tourist destinations in other countries have this option for visitors.

Four dollars an hour is what they charge for parking and from what I can tell, pretty much every carpark in town is going to be the same and no doubt the price will go up.

How about a simple idea? Why not have a toll gate with a big sign ‘Welcome to Byron Bay, you are being charged $4 an hour to be here.

There is technology now where they could have cameras recording license plates and the drivers could pay on the way out of town.

Get in at 10am, stay till sunset and swing the council $28 as you leave.

It could all be computer-operated, no staff.

Maybe they could put it near the sign that welcomes people to Byron?? Where it says ‘Welcome to Byron Bay, slow down, smile and cheer up’ Maybe it could say ‘Welcome to Byron Pay, slow down, smile and cough up’? Maybe with all the revenue they are making they can fix the crappy roads.

That road leading from the ‘Top Shop’ towards Clarks is like a visit to a chiropractor, you can feel your spine has been adjusted after you have driven down it.

Andrew Crockett, Burringbar


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Norco set for rebuild but what about other businesses?

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Flood-affected youth film screening tomorrow

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Eco Festival bringing Tweed residents together to get climate-ready

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