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May 17, 2022

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 18 May, 2022

Brilliant entertainment always in the Byron Shire

Other News

Primex 2022 postponed due to floods and weather

The Primex 2022 Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo due to take place 19 to 21 May has been postponed following both the recent flooding and predicted adverse weather conditions. 

Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

Lismore Council votes on the Future Water Project 2060 – again

Looking at Lismore's the never-ending issue of water – not enough or too much – there was yet another vote about its future on Tuesday evening.

2022 Community Building Partnership Program

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin is encouraging local not-for-profit groups and councils to apply for their share of $400,000 in grants under the 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.


I heard on the radio this morning (1 May) that a man spent ‘a record 48 hours’ in a...

Farm tours, tastings and horse riding – confusion over State agritourism SEPP

A lengthy debate took place at the last Tweed Shire Council planning meeting (5 May) around the issue of...

Opening Soon

New Byron Central Hospital

Byron Central Hospital in Ewingsdale will open soon. This is exciting news for all residents and visitors to the Byron Shire.

Opening date and updated information will be on the website of Northern NSW Local Health District www.nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au

The new public hospital, funded solely by the NSW Government includes:

The medical, community health, community nursing, allied health and birthing services currently in Mullumbimby, Byron Bay, Bangalow, Ocean Shores, Brunswick Heads.

24/7 Emergency Department, Medical Imaging with new CT scanner and Ultrasound, Inpatients, Maternity with water-birthing, Cancer Care, Dental, non-acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit, Counselling, Physiotherapy, Child & Family, and more.

Byron Central Hospital 54 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale NSW 2481

Until the new hospital opens, please continue to contact Mullumbimby Hospital (tel 6684 2266) and Byron District Hospital (tel 6685 6200).

In case of emergency please call 000.


Sculpture distilled at Husk

The inaugural outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Distilled, opens this week at Husk Farm Distillery and promises the opportunity to get up close and personal with...

Local rum

  Lord Byron Distillery is located right in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate, making it super-easy to visit the distillery if you’re in Byron....

New hinterland whiskey

Winding Road Distillery is based in Tintenbar, and early next week they are due to release their first single malt whiskey, initially to members...

‘Dining in the Dark’ at Forest, Byron

To celebrate the North Coast Festival of Flavour, Forest restaurant is turning off the lights so you can turn up your senses, and let...