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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

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Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Darren Smith, Mullumbimby

Will the Neo-Greens governing Byron Council be adhering to the relevant federal and state safety regulations when generating the clouds of ‘radioactive’ dust by digging up and transporting the 30,000m3 of fill?

These laws, regulations, and protocols are designed to protect workers and the public from the toxic side-effects of sand mining activities. Will they be obeyed by the contractors? Enforced by the consent authority and site safety managers? Who will monitor these elements?

According to records held by the DPI this area was the railhead where thorium ore was loaded on to trains and sent to Brisbane from 1937 till 1961.

Afterwards, the waste and tailings around the railyards and stockpiles were dozed and capped with scrub, rocks, and clay to form the basis of Butler St and now destination Byron Bay.

Just borrow a Geiger counter and walk the area yourself; it’s there alright.

Will there be signs erected to warn visitors of these carcinogenic, naturally occurring biohazards?

Will residents and visitors be given biohazard dust suits and masks while this nanoparticle, airborne, toxic hazard wafts around?

Unfortunately, the glowing forest of Fern Gully stands in way of profit and progress. Who will save us from the tourists? Council? Extinction Rebellion? The mayoral bypass, of cour$e!


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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

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.

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

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.