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Byron Shire
April 21, 2021

Accountability?

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Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

Other News

SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

Yamba restaurants

I’m often asked about Yamba, one of our favourite holiday spots over the last 20 years. With a great range of beaches, walks, tennis courts, skate parks and accommodation etc it’s been great for the kids growing up, and they still love it. Plus, it’s now only 90 minutes’ drive from Mullumbimby.

Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

Housing crisis and Council

Avital Sheffer, Mullumbimby Population growth in this Shire is inevitable like it or not. Those who are being pushed out by...

Remembering and Healing – the Northern Rivers peace effort

The community of Lismore are invited to join events organised by the Remembering and Healing (RaH) group over the weekend encompassing ANZAC Day.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads

The results of the investigations into the Mullumbimby sewer and stormwater systems are no surprise to people who worked with, and were paying attention to, what was happening decades ago! Sinkholes appearing after and during rain events, sewer pump run hours doubling during rain and then running twenty-four-seven if the rain continued.

All of this data was recorded daily, manually, on run sheets and handed in each week. I know one engineer took notice and tried to convince senior management, and the elected council, that action had to be taken in the mid-nineties – without success.

You can go back to 1998 when the Brunswick Valley Waste Water Steering Committee ( BVWWSC) was formed as a result of Clause 45 Sewage Moratorium. The members of the BVWWSC continuously raised the evidence of major infiltration problems with the Mullumbimby sewer mains system.

Their consistent reference to the problem went unheeded on the grounds that it was outside the scope of designing a new sewerage treatment system.

In 2004 Byron Shire Council (BSC) created a position called ‘stormwater engineer’ specifically to address stormwater problems and maintain the current system – that was sixteen years ago!

What has been achieved since 2004? And why do we now have a damning report on the condition of BSC’s stormwater system?


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Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Interview with Toni Childs

Internationally celebrated musician, Emmy winner and three times Grammy nominee Toni Childs is bringing her show to The Brunswick Picture House. With two acts, Childs is promising a special two hour performance as she celebrates her vast catalogue of music, which also saw her celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Union in 2019.

Jungle juice

There are times when water just doesn’t cut it. And luckily, for those times, there is Jungle Juice.