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Have your say on Byron Bay’s foreshore 

Byron Council staff have proposed options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal, of the carpark overlooking Main Beach. 

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Live music, a flea market, food, an art sale and a non-alcoholic bar will all be part of a free event, to be held at Byron’s Youth Activities Centre (YAC), on Thursday, June 20, from 4pm to 8pm.

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Having ridden both local rail trails I can only say what a pleasure they bring. No cars or traffic noise...

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Everywhere we look we see signs of economic downturn, environmental destruction and social breakdown. It’s easy to wonder how we can ever improve our lives and those of our kids.

Volunteer groups get funding

Fourteen projects led by volunteer groups have been awarded $300,000 through the Community Building Partnership Program, says local Greens MP, Tamara Smith.

Arnold’s tourism role recognised

If tourism is the lifeblood of the Byron Shire, then Cameron Arnold is one of its key haematologists.

Lismore is set to host the 10th biennial Masters Games including competitions across 14 sports over September 22–24, 2017.

On the action side the games will feature baseball, cricket, dressage, golf, hockey, lawn bowls, mini-lympics, netball, oztag, softball, swimming and a fitness challenge.

There is also a large social program including a welcome lunch, free entry to the Lismore Cup and food vouchers for local restaurants.

Former test cricketer Adam Gilchrist is the ambassador for the games.
Closing date for registrations is August 18, 2017.

Hundreds of mature-age competitiors are expected from across Queensland and New South Wales and they will join more than 250 local volunteer organisers.


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Byron Writers Festival 2024 Program

A vibrant program packed with high-profile literary luminaries, and new voices to discover, has been released by the Byron Writers Festival. The event will be held August 9 till 11.

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