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Byron Shire Councillors vote to raise CBD height

The developers of 33 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, came to last week’s Council meeting asking for permission to breach the building height limit in Central Byron by 38 per cent.

Byron Shire Councillors get behind vaccination push

Public buildings such as the Mullumbimby Civic Hall could become mass COVID-19 vaccination centres, under a proposal put forward by Byron Council last week.

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

Byron’s CBD heights limits pushed – again 

The developer behind a new, multi-storey motel to be built in central Byron Bay has applied to further increase the height of the building, despite having already been allowed to exceed the maximum height limit for that part of town.

Byron’s vaccination level one of the lowest in NSW

The Byron Shire has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination levels in the state, according to Federal Government figures, suggesting that a significant proportion of the community may be reluctant to get the jab.

Printmakers make their mark at Tweed Regional Gallery

A new exhibition featuring the work of some of Australia’s leading printmakers has been installed and is ready to be enjoyed by visitors when the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre reopens tomorrow.

Renters and landlords speak of trying times

Challenging times seem to bring out the best and the worst in people, and Byron’s small business landscape appears to be seeing plenty of both during the current COVID lockdown.

Australia’s largest clinical trial of CBD oil for sleep begins at SCU

Southern Cross University researchers have commenced Australia’s largest clinical trial investigating the efficacy of an over-the-counter botanical cannabidiol (CBD) product to help with sleep disturbance.

COVID UPDATE: 1,220 new locally acquired cases in NSW

NSW recorded 1,220 cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said during this morning's regular press conference.

‘Where there’s a will there’s a way’ – Community centre seeks bequests

Leaving a gift in your will to a charity is a simple yet powerful way to create lasting change.

Man charged with assaulting police in Byron

A man has faced court today charged with allegedly assaulting police near the centre of Byron Bay.

Local tour economy wiped out

Local tour operators have spoken publicly about the impacts of the pandemic on their businesses, including how plunging patronage has impacted their ability to employ casual staff.

NSW Premier looks forward to ‘a better Spring’ as state records 1164 new COVID cases

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared that the state is 'looking forward to a better Spring than we did Winter', as the North Coast once again recorded no new cases yesterday.

Hundreds protest COVID laws across the region

Paul Bibby Hundreds of locals are rallying outside Council chambers across the Northern Rivers this morning to protest against the loss of freedom and rights...

Byron Mayor questions lockdown extension

The Mayor of Byron has declared that he was ‘dumbfounded’ by last week's extension of the state-wide COVID lockdown. Speaking during last Thursday’s council meeting,...

Barbed wire ban tabled for Byron Shire Council this week

Should Byron Council remove all barbed wire from its land and encourage other local landowners to do the same, in order to protect native wildlife?

Local Byron biz call for more assistance

Byron’s coastal tourism operators have been forced to ask Council for significant rent reductions and licence extensions owing to a dramatic, COVID-related downturn in business.

NSW Govt promises ‘one extra freedom’ by week’s end

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has promised to grant NSW residents ‘at least one extra freedom’ by the end of the week as the State reaches the government target of a 60 per cent single-dose vaccination rate.

Investment property owners asked to complete Census housing question

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is calling on people with a second residence—holiday rental or investment property—to let them know if the house was vacant on Census night.

Byron Shire Councillors vote to raise CBD height

The developers of 33 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, came to last week’s Council meeting asking for permission to breach the building height limit in Central Byron by 38 per cent.

Byron Shire Councillors get behind vaccination push

Public buildings such as the Mullumbimby Civic Hall could become mass COVID-19 vaccination centres, under a proposal put forward by Byron Council last week.

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

Byron’s CBD heights limits pushed – again 

The developer behind a new, multi-storey motel to be built in central Byron Bay has applied to further increase the height of the building, despite having already been allowed to exceed the maximum height limit for that part of town.

Byron’s vaccination level one of the lowest in NSW

The Byron Shire has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination levels in the state, according to Federal Government figures, suggesting that a significant proportion of the community may be reluctant to get the jab.

Printmakers make their mark at Tweed Regional Gallery

A new exhibition featuring the work of some of Australia’s leading printmakers has been installed and is ready to be enjoyed by visitors when the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre reopens tomorrow.

Renters and landlords speak of trying times

Challenging times seem to bring out the best and the worst in people, and Byron’s small business landscape appears to be seeing plenty of both during the current COVID lockdown.

Australia’s largest clinical trial of CBD oil for sleep begins at SCU

Southern Cross University researchers have commenced Australia’s largest clinical trial investigating the efficacy of an over-the-counter botanical cannabidiol (CBD) product to help with sleep disturbance.

COVID UPDATE: 1,220 new locally acquired cases in NSW

NSW recorded 1,220 cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said during this morning's regular press conference.

‘Where there’s a will there’s a way’ – Community centre seeks bequests

Leaving a gift in your will to a charity is a simple yet powerful way to create lasting change.

Man charged with assaulting police in Byron

A man has faced court today charged with allegedly assaulting police near the centre of Byron Bay.

Local tour economy wiped out

Local tour operators have spoken publicly about the impacts of the pandemic on their businesses, including how plunging patronage has impacted their ability to employ casual staff.

NSW Premier looks forward to ‘a better Spring’ as state records 1164 new COVID cases

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared that the state is 'looking forward to a better Spring than we did Winter', as the North Coast once again recorded no new cases yesterday.

Hundreds protest COVID laws across the region

Paul Bibby Hundreds of locals are rallying outside Council chambers across the Northern Rivers this morning to protest against the loss of freedom and rights...

Byron Mayor questions lockdown extension

The Mayor of Byron has declared that he was ‘dumbfounded’ by last week's extension of the state-wide COVID lockdown. Speaking during last Thursday’s council meeting,...

Barbed wire ban tabled for Byron Shire Council this week

Should Byron Council remove all barbed wire from its land and encourage other local landowners to do the same, in order to protect native wildlife?

Local Byron biz call for more assistance

Byron’s coastal tourism operators have been forced to ask Council for significant rent reductions and licence extensions owing to a dramatic, COVID-related downturn in business.

NSW Govt promises ‘one extra freedom’ by week’s end

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has promised to grant NSW residents ‘at least one extra freedom’ by the end of the week as the State reaches the government target of a 60 per cent single-dose vaccination rate.

Investment property owners asked to complete Census housing question

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is calling on people with a second residence—holiday rental or investment property—to let them know if the house was vacant on Census night.
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