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September 19, 2021

Byron LGA

Byron Shire Action Group announce ticket

There’s a new group of locals putting themselves forward for the upcoming Council elections, to be held September 4.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Editorial – What have the Romans ever done for us?

The three Rs – roads, rates and rubbish – are often trotted out by fiscal conservatives to advance a narrative in which councils stick to simple services. But what do the numbers actually tell us?

Labor call for social housing, declines to commit on climate

Labor were out in force in Byron last Friday highlighting that action is needed to tackle the ongoing housing crisis.

Respect cuts both ways

The council elections will be taking place on September 4 this year. As a community we have a choice on how we head into those debates around policy and local government issues and how we choose to conduct ourselves.

When can you meet the Byron Council candidates?

The Council elections will be taking place on September 4 after a 12-month delay owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates are declaring their intentions to run, and meet the candidates events are being organised across the Shire.

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Fresh faces for Council elections

A very distinct, black flat-cap has just been thrown into the ring for the upcoming Byron Council elections, pegged for September 4.

‘Cleva’ O’Reilly announces council tilt

President of Community Alliance for Byron Shire Association (CABS), Matthew ‘Cleva’ O’Reilly, has announced his intention to run in the next Council election, to be held September 12, 2020.

Local juniors take solid steps on GromSearch pathway

Crystal Cylinders Our local junior surfers had solid finishes at the final event of the Rip Curl GromSearch series on the Sunshine Coast last week. 2016...

Ryce: Asian, sea breeze, ocean views, balcony, cocktails!

Story and photos S&S Haslam Refreshingly, the new Ryce restaurant near the beach in Jonson St, in the newly renovated Hog’s Breath site between The...

From the Mountain to the Market

By Ben Schmitz Working on the land is a great way to bio-energetically co-create with this incredible country we are so blessed to be a...

Five new faces on Byron Council

In a remarkable change to the local political climate, five new councillors have been voted on to Byron Shire Council.

Rose didn’t jump, she was pushed

Doug Luke, Byron Bay.  Congratulations, Byron Greens! I was secretary of Byron Greens at the time when Rose Wanchap ceased to be a member. Not long after...

Byron coastal plan to be recalled

Byron Shire Council’s re-elected Greens mayor Simon Richardson says he will use the progressives’ thumping new majority to recall the controversial CZMP, pushed through in the dying days of the previous council.

Simon Richardson set for second term as Byron’s mayor

Byron Greens mayor Simon Richardson has been entrusted with a second term after almost half of the shire's voters gave him their first preference. But things are not so clear-cut in neighbouring Lismore and Ballina.

Byron Shire council candidates 2016 Q&A

Hans Lovejoy Let’s vet! Herewith are questions posed by The Echo for all lead candidates. Now it’s over to you, the conscious, intelligent, discerning and...

Don’t forget to vote for your new council on Saturday

The 2016 Local Government Election is on this Saturday for all councils in the northern rivers area except for the Tweed. Voting is compulsory for all people enrolled in the Ballina, Byron and Lismore electorates and fines do apply for not voting.

RDA chair, Don Page, enters Byron election debate

The chair of RDA – Northern Rivers, former National Party Ballina MP Don Page, has jumped into the Byron Shire Council election campaign, threatening that the rail corridor in the shire will be sold off unless it is turned into a rail trail.

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety of hats. Jon Summers, Suffolk Park

The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so many get it so wrong? Why...