28.2 C
Byron Shire
February 3, 2023

Byron Greens announce council candidates

Latest News

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Other News

Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park reopens

Just off the road between Alstonville and Ballina, the spectacular Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park has re-opened, bigger and better, after an injection of funding and lots of hard work from dedicated volunteers.

Four arrested over alleged break-ins, trespass – Casino

Four boys have been arrested by police investigating alleged aggravated break and enter and trespass offences in Casino on Monday, 30 January.

Abouchar honoured with Order of Australia

The new head of the Byron Community College (BCC), Chantal Abouchar, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contributions to business and the media.

Dear Byron Shire Council

Why, oh why, did you not add a traffic calming device when you recently sealed Clay Rd, Mullumbimby? This was...

Ahana Candles

Victoria Cosford Many years ago, Marianni had a dream in which a golden liquid was pouring over her hands. She...

Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued...

Greens candidates for Byron Shire Council at the upcoming elections, L to R: Sarah Ndiaye, Jeanette Martin, Michael Lyon and current Mayor Simon Richardson. Photo Jeff Dawson
Greens candidates for Byron Shire Council at the upcoming elections, L to R: Sarah Ndiaye, Jeanette Martin, Michael Lyon and current Mayor Simon Richardson. Photo Jeff Dawson

The Greens will run a ticket of four candidates in the upcoming (September 10) Byron Shire Council elections.

Current Byron shire mayor Simon Richardson, standing again for a second term, will head up the ticket.

Michael Lyon, the general manager of Santos Organics for the past four years, is second on the ticket.

Joining them is Jeannette Martin,  a community development worker and secretary of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce.

Ms Martin is also the founder of Mullumbimby Community Gardens.

Fourth on the ticket is Sarah Ndiaye, a high school teacher who is well known for her work in local radio at Bay FM and ABC North Coast, and her engagement in local community events.

‘Each candidate brings strong Green credentials to the team, with long histories of community involvement across important local issues including anti-CSG, chemical and plastic-free Byron, affordable housing, youth training and development, small business development, and affordable housing.

MayorRichardson said he was ‘thrilled to have such a fine team of local people standing up for a progressive future for Byron shire’.

‘The combination of professional experience, community-leading experience and rich personal experience ensures that our team will embrace the responsibility of being a councillor with humility, sensitivity and intelligence,’ Cr Richardson said.

‘For committed, talented and positive community leaders – who can steer Byron shire towards a future that embraces the challenges of change – while preserving the uniqueness of our community, look no further than the Green Team in 2016.’

You can meet all four candidates this Thursday evening, when Bob Brown presents a good old-fashioned ‘slide night’ at Mullum Civic Hall. This is a fundraiser for the Byron Greens

Council campaign. Tickets are $15/$20 and available at The Bookshop in Mullumbimby, Barebones Art Space in Bangalow, Santos in Byron, and at the door if not sold out.

Doors open at 6.30pm and light refreshments will be available.

More information is available on the Byron Greens Facebook page.


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.


    • You need to get back in there Tom Tabart.
      You write a better letter than most.
      You are too expienced to be left out.
      There is fight in you yet.

  1. What a brilliant group of people on the Greens ticket. Really hope they all get elected as I know they will bring strong values and integrity to our Shire. Go Greens!

  2. No Tom Tabert? It’s wonderful he’s not a candidate, otherwise it would have been back to the old divisive Council of the Barnham years.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a protest outside Mullum’s Council Chambers! By...

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’

We’ve had the rain bomb, is a fire bomb next?

We had the Black Summer fires and then the floods and NSW Farmers says time is running out to prevent more mass bushfires at the end of this year.

A smorgasbord of flicks

This year’s smorgasbord of over 40 incredible short films are handpicked from a record 3,200 entries received for Flickerfest’s Academy® and BAFTA Qualifying short-film festival screened recently in Bondi, and Northern Rivers audiences are the first in Australia to experience the best of Flickerfest on tour. Highlights enjoying their Northern Rivers premiere include recent Academy® nominees and much-loved festival award winners alongside exciting, fresh, local talent.