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December 4, 2023

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Move Beyond Coal turning up heat on government

Move Beyond Coal says it will be staging protests at Labor MP offices around the country over the next week to 'turn up the heat' on the government to stop approving climate-wrecking coal and gas projects.

Other News

Does Tweed’s time capsule have a message for you?

Former members of the discontinued Murwillumbah branch of community service organisation Apex Australia alongside the Tweed Shire Council came to the tough decision to open the three 50-year-old time capsules in a controlled environment due to public health concerns.

Southern Blast in Byron

Surfrider Foundation Australia – the not-for-profit agency dedicated to the protection of Australia’s oceans – has launched a series of film events across Australia’s east coast to raise support for their campaign to Save The Southern Sea from fossil fuel exploration. Their 12th stop will be at Byron Community Theatre on 30 November.

3G networks phased out Dec 15

The peak lobby group representing Australia’s telecommunication industry announced last week it will phase out 3G networks in the region on December 15. 

Marisa takes on 621km Melanoma Walk

Margaret Pierce Ballina’s Marisa Worling is about to undertake a marathon walk from Merimbula on the south-east coast to Port...

Dr Heyning recognised with award

Congrats to Dr Marc Heyning, of Brunswick Heads Medical Centre, who is one of three Australia-wide recipients of the Australian Rural and Remote College’s Distinguished Service Award 2023.

Cartoon of the week – 29 November 2023

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Better By Bike | Wormticklers Nursery | Léo Terrando Design | Orbit Eco Dry Cleaning | Sunrise Window Tinting | DR Moose | No Bones | Barefoot Blvd | Ottway the Label | 100% Pets  

A word from the Byron Bay Chamber:

Byron Bay Chamber

Leadership Through Local Knowledge

The synergy of local business leaders coming together to share their insights and experiences is a potent force for the growth and development of Byron business. Last month the Byron Bay chamber of commerce Leadership Through Local Knowledge’ event, held in celebration of NSW Small Business Month, showcased the power of collaboration. With a deep well of expertise at the table, participants exchanged invaluable knowledge to explore new opportunities and foster innovation within the community. These insights are the building blocks for a thriving business landscape. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the business leaders who contributed their wisdom, and a special appreciation to Claire Gray from Thriving Culture for expertly guiding this thought-provoking event. Together, we’re shaping a brighter and more prosperous future for Byron Bay’s business community.


Featured Chamber business:

Garry Griffin

Garry Griffin, ND Naturopathic practitioner and Holistic Wellness Expert

‘After 30 plus years of learning, thinking outside the square and having testing proceedures that give us unique information, this practice has evolved a system that allows us to give much more insight into why a client is unwell and most importantly provide the most effective solution. This system has uncovered time and time again the root cause behind so many clients suffering, the key to unlock the problem in their unique physiology. We have succeeded many times where others have failed for years. The testing tools work exceptionally well and the treatment tools used are getting results beyond normal expectations. When we marry all of this expertise it explains how we are so successful.’

Garry Griffin

Better By Bike

Better By Bike

Come ride the Northern Rivers Rail Trail through lush hinterland, native rainforests and a 500m glow worm tunnel.
Better By Bike provides on trail e-bike hire or e-bike hire with return shuttle from your accommodation. They also rent their bikes out on multiday hires around town.
Alternatively try their guided evening glow worm tour spectacular! The trail is suited to all ages and riding abilities. They cater for families with infants, young ones, couples and large groups
0408 444 858
[email protected]
Facebook: Better By Bike - Northern Rivers Rail Trail


Wormticklers Nursery

Wormticklers Nursery grow quality, organic seedlings and pride themselves on their seasonal herbs, veggies, greens and edible flowers!
Ethical and community conscious, Wormticklers are offering farm gate prices on all their seedlings from 7 to 10am on the last Wednesday of every month.
Get ready to grow your own fresh food and create a bee–friendly garden!
Bring your own box and stock up.
11 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale

Léo Terrando Design

Léo Terrando Design

Léo Terrando Design is an acclaimed Australian-based French design practice, located in Byron Bay. Focusing on premium luxury interiors for hospitality, residential and commercial projects, his unique perspective on design allows Léo to introduce depth and layering that tell stories through their multifaceted complexities.
125 Jonson St, Byron Bay
Instagram: @leoterrando  

Orbit Eco Dry Cleaning

Orbit Eco Dry Cleaning

Byron Bay’s eco-friendly dry cleaner will professionally clean your clothing and household items using their gentle biodegradable and non-toxic process. It’s safer for the environment and for the health of their customers and staff. Suits, coats, jackets, dresses, wedding dresses, silk, leather and suede, lounge covers, doonas, blankets and more! Gerard and Shelley look forward to welcoming you into Orbit!
Ph. 1300 ORBITS (672 487)
Shop 3/ 130 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Sunrise Window Tinting

Sunrise Window Tinting

Travel in style and comfort.
The Aussie sun is our blessing and our curse. Install the highest quality solar protection and fear no more the glare and heat. Secure your car, office, home and furnishings against the relentless shine and relax knowing their films are guaranteed against failure for 20 years.
No bubbles, no troubles!
0412 158 478
3/21 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay

Dr Moose

Dr Moose

Dr Moose is a family-owned local business, since 1995. They offer same-day custom digital printing on t-shirts, stubby coolers, hats, tote bags and more. They use the finest quality AS Colour and ethically sourced 100% cotton t-shirts which are pre-shrunk and made to last.
Open every day 9.30am–5.30pm.
02 6685 5825
48 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
[email protected]

No Bones

No Bones

No Bones Byron Bay: Discover the original restaurant on Fletcher Street. Experience local DJ sets on weekends, daily happy hour 5-6pm, and tapas-style share plates – all 100% plant-based!
No Bones Ocean Shores: They’ve got something for everyone - daily salads, Bali banana pancakes, kitchari, burgers, fresh cold-pressed juices, smoothies and cocktails! Open daily from 8am til 2pm.
11 Fletcher St, Byron Bay
82 Rajah Rd, Ocean Shores

Barefoot Blvd

Barefoot Blvd

Barefoot Blvd is a locally-owned, family-operated business carrying a large range of footwear and lifestyle products for everyone.
Brands such as Birkenstock, Blundstone, Yeti, CoolCabanas, Crocs and Frank Green are some of the names you’ll find in store, as well as ladies footwear brands such as Django & Juliette, Mollini, Teva, Billini and Freedom Moses to name a few.
0426 260 943
13 Lawson Street, Byron Bay
[email protected]

Ottway the Label

Ottway the Label

Unisex & sustainable clothing consciously crafted in small batches using premium fabrics and moving away from fast-fashion.
With every purchase, you help install clean energy to the community! So far they have contributed to the installation of 940 solar panels to community-owned projects around Australia.
This Christmas give the gift of Clean Energy!
15 Lawson Street, Byron Bay

100% Pets

100% Pets

100% Pets Byron Bay is your local family-owned-and-operated pet supply store.
Come and see their friendly and knowledgeable team for all your pet needs.
The extensive range of quality products at 100% Pets enables them to become your pet care partner for the lifelong journey of your pet. Their priority is the health and wellbeing of your pet, whether it’s a dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, bird and/or fish.
02 6680 8121
4/55 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay

Industrial relations reform bill passes parliament

New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.

Fire ant update in the Tweed

There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.

$15 million to subsidise habitat destruction?

The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.