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May 18, 2022

First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

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Byron Shire Council’s (BSC) first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

‘The first meeting of the newly elected Byron Shire Council will be held on 3 February. It was to be held today but COVID has had an impact on some Councillors,’ said a spokesperson from the BSC.

‘The new Council will be sworn in on the 3 February.’

While the BSC has not given a reason for the postponement The Echo has been told from non-council sources that the reason is due to a number of councillors having contracted COVID-19 and that one councillor was delayed in returning to the country.


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  1. Best wishes to all new councillors for a healthy, collaborative, positive, peaceful, productive term. Please lead with values-based decision making and keep Byron special.

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