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October 5, 2022

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Surf films make a splash at Byron Bay Film Festival

Surfing is a central part of Byron Bay’s identity and this year’s surf films are certain to bring the whole community together in a celebration of athleticism, wild seas and sheer joy in our exquisite environment.

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Australian blues legends Chain to play Bluesfest 2023

What do blues folk Muddy Waters, Roy Buchanan, Albert Collins, BB King, Albert King, Freddie King, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Robert Cray, George Thorogood, Ash Grunwald, Jeff Lang, Juzzie Smith, Geoff Achison and even Buddy Guy, all have in common? They can all say they’ve met Phil Manning.

What drainage works can residents expect?

With a third La Niña now underway, The Echo asked Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway, what flood-affected residents can expect regarding drainage maintenance.

Acid sulfate soil run off impacting health of fish and Tweed River

Acid sulfate soil (ASS)-related runoff from floodplain drains is affecting water quality and the health of fish in the Tweed River and Tweed Shire Council (TSC) are seeking to assist landholders with improving water quality projects. 

Mullum biz petition for road improvements

A petition from Mullumbimby industrial estate business owners will be tabled at the upcoming September 29 meeting, which calls on Council to upgrade pothole ridden Manns Road.

Surf films make a splash at Byron Bay Film Festival

Surfing is a central part of Byron Bay’s identity and this year’s surf films are certain to bring the whole community together in a celebration of athleticism, wild seas and sheer joy in our exquisite environment.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

Betrayed by Council

Regarding short-term holiday rentals – residents of Alcorn Street in Suffolk Park have a right to feel betrayed by Byron Shire Council’s recommendation to allow short-term holiday rentals for 365 days/year. According to their language, we are a ‘precinct with high tourism appeal’. Apparently, we are no longer a community. They have put the short-term interests of affluent property investors who live outside the area over those of the local residents. 

Council members may believe that this decision will bring economic benefits to the region from visiting families enjoying beaches and hinterland and supporting local businesses. 

However, for a generation of Australians Byron Bay has become party central. Those of us who live here know that we will have no break from people who appear to come here for one purpose – to get noisily drunk. The main economic beneficiaries will be liquor stores. Airbnb is ruining communities around the world and our council is assisting them.

David Henry, Suffolk Park


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