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May 19, 2021

Destructive development bug

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

Other News

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Hot rocks here

S. Haslam The Festival of the Stone, named after the Stone & Wood Stone beer (a wood-fired porter, brewed with...

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

Dr Antoinette Ensbey, Bangalow.

The development of West Byron is the next drop of poison on a fragile coastal environment. The neighbouring coastal wetlands are indispensable for the life cycle of land- and ocean-dwelling species. This big-scale urbanisation can only have a disastrous effect.

Byron is undeniably at a threshold of overdevelopment. We are fooling ourselves if we believe that Byron and its surrounds are environmentally sound.

The green hills, the beautiful bays and the stunning blue ocean distract from the unseen struggles of wildlife species.

Urban sprawl is a major contributor to climate change. It is dangerously wrong to think that trees and shrubs between houses and street networks will counteract the impact of climate change.

Every piece of human intrusion needs to acknowledge the potential shockwaves that run through the natural world. The West Byron development must be a shockwave of great proportions. We can’t afford it. The planet can’t afford it.

Here’s to a sustained protection of broad wildlife corridors that really serve the needs of wildlife species. We need the antithesis to destruction and we need it now.


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