28.1 C
Byron Shire
December 9, 2021

Kirra eagle safe – for now

Latest News

Byron Shire Council elections still being counted

There are 25,414 registered voters in the Byron Shire local government area (LGA) who are responsible for electing a...

Other News

True non-partisan leadership of Ballina Shire Council over

A reign of non-partisan leadership in the Ballina Shire may well be over, with conservative independent Sharon Cadwallader leading the mayoral vote tally by lunchtime Tuesday.

Christmas lunch made easy

Fig Tree can bring the feast to your family table this Christmas Day, supplying everything you need for the...

Jo Jo Smith back in town for one show only

It will be a night to remember with Jo Jo Smith back in town for a performance at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club this Saturday, 11 December.

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 8 December 2021

Check out the awesome happenings in the Byron Shire this week

Issue dividing the community

This bitter division in the Northern Rivers community regarding trains on our tracks or the rail trail could’ve been...

Kirra Eagle sculpture by Craig Medson. Photo David Lowe.

Craig Medson’s iconic steel sculpture overlooking Kirra Beach will no longer be demolished this year, as Gold Coast Council has decided to save the ‘Rusty Chook’.

After discussions with the artist’s widow, and in spite of some hysterical reporting by Murdoch media, council decided unanimously late last year that while there are some safety and maintenance issues with the existing sculpture, these can be addressed.

Council resolved to ‘identify a suitably experienced steel restoration company to renew the Sea Eagle sculpture’, to ensure it can ‘remain suitable for display in the public realm without an exclusion zone for a minimum of ten years’. The sculpture has been in place above the beach since 1983.

Gold Coast Council also noted that ‘the intellectual property rights of the artist require any restoration to maintain the artistic integrity of the work’.

Funding will be re-allocated from other areas, and ‘philanthropic donations and assistance from the local community’ will also be sought to contribute to the restoration of the artwork.


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.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Alcohol-free zones to continue in Ballina Shire

Four areas of public land in the Ballina Shire are to stay alcohol-free zones for at least another three years.

Work is starting on Tweed Rail Trail

The Tweed Council section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a 24km section that stretches from the Murwillumbah Railway Station to Crabbes Creek and work is starting on the construction.

Jo Jo Smith back in town for one show only

It will be a night to remember with Jo Jo Smith back in town for a performance at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club this Saturday, 11 December.

NORPA announces stellar 2022 season

This morning in a special online event, NORPA revealed some of the adventurous, world-class shows that will transport audiences to different worlds in 2022.