Fast Buck$, Coorabell. Last year Byron Shire Council was trying to establish a set of criteria by which a holiday letter could be prosecuted but needed approval from the Department of Planning to bring them into effect. The department used... Read More →
Cr Sarah Ndiaye, Byron Shire Council. I saw Jan Barham’s article in The Echo in support of Byron Shire Council’s motion 9.3 on Brunswick Heads parkland and acknowledge all the points made; there’s been a lot of bad blood and great... Read More →
Len Bates Mullumbimby Community Representative BSC Heritage Advisory Committee. I wish to point out the real value of the old part of Mullumbimby being a Heritage Conservation Area. Although there are very many wonderful timber homes and buildings in this... Read More →
Venessa Skye, Middle Pocket. The banter on the Middle Pocket Rum Factory DA continues. We are talking about a tiny, neglected country road. Shire residents, come out for your Sunday drive and have a look for yourself, if you make... Read More →
Matthew Lambourne, Mullumbimby. Reports are emerging that the recent flood in the Marshalls Creek area has led to the emergence of a most peculiar disease. This disease, floodoutletus ridiculousus, and the closely related rockwallus removalus and riverine dredginitis, affect the... Read More →
Elizabeth Tomlinson, Middle Pocket. I am a farmer on Middle Pocket Road. My parents were farmers and my grandparents were farmers. All my extended family were farmers. Like many, I left the Northern Rivers when I was young and did... Read More →
Jeremiah O’Toole, Myocum. Congratulations to all involved with the saving of the Mullumbimby Hospital and a call to arms to our cousins in Byron Bay suburbs to rally likewise to save the old Byron Hospital for the community.
Kathryn McConnochie, Byron Bay. In order to be 'Fit for the Future' the State Government required Byron Shire Council to impose a rate rise in order to balance its budget, otherwise there was a risk of our shire being amalgamated with other councils.
Michele Grant, Foreshore Protection Group. Byron councillors, Sarah Ndiaye, Michael Lyons and Alan Hunter have lodged a rescission motion that will gift around 36,000m2 of road reserve lands valued at $3.7 million (in 2010) to NSWCHPT for commercial redevelopment of... Read More →
John Scrivener, Main Arm. The railroad was developed during the early part of the industrial age, at a time when its only alternative was horse and buggy. For a long time the railroad was the preferred mode of terrestrial transport... Read More →
Deborah & Mick Stacey, Ocean Shores. A fond farewell to Dr Bill Williams, who passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home in Torquay, coastal Victoria, on September 12, 2016. The world will miss Bill, but his spirit and determination as... Read More →
Geoff Dawe, Byrrill Ck. The vaccination debate needs philosophical widening. The late Dr Archie Kalokerinos resorted to injecting patients with vitamin C in approximately the 1980s when he found a link between the injection of vitamin C and the... Read More →
Chris Cooper, CEO, Suncrowd. After reading Lee Cass’s letter (15/5), I’d like to explain a bit about our community solar bulk buy process and ensure that the community fully understand how it works. The headline Beware of solar scams is... Read More →
Stroma Lawson, Byron Bay. As the Rails pig cartoon pointed out the other week, there’s no shortage of places to get a coffee in Byron. But there’s only one place to get Good Coffee: tastes good, feels good, does good.... Read More →
Lee Cass, Byron Bay. A warning to people wanting to go with solar power: comparing quotes and systems is a bit like comparing mobile phone plans with their many variables. I am trying to figure out how long it would... Read More →
Bryce Ducker, Mullumbimby. As the former owner of Byron Air Charter spanning ten years I note with a mixture of sadness and frustration that Byron Council, with full mayoral support, has embarked on a misguided crusade against commercial helicopter operations... Read More →
Tim Shanasy, Byron Bay. Byron mayor Simon Richardson’s The Byron Line, is a $200,000 dream at ratepayers expense. It’s like flushing our $200,000 down the toilet in a futile attempt to attract a billionaire to willingly sink vast amounts of... Read More →
Tom Tabart, Bangalow. Now the 33 per cent rate rise has been approved by IPART, how efficiently will our money be spent?
Patricia Bruce, Lennox Head. I am no radicalised main streaming lemming, I support home birth, medicinal marijuana use and I immunise my children.
Adrian Gattenhof. Mullumbimby. While prime minister Trumble paced the ‘sidewalk’ waiting on Trump, Trump was celebrating the scrapping of Obamacare. Thereby Trump consigned the poorest and sickest Americans back to the die-in-the-gutter health system that seems to be the default setting... Read More →
Stephen Reynolds, Byron Bay. I am of an age (where did all those years go?) when medical problems can rise rapidly and unexpectedly and as a consequence I have been treated in the very early morning hours three times since our... Read More →
Dorothy Mullins, Byron Bay Dear editor Random drug testing for welfare recipients? This pearl from Budget 2017 makes the brain spin it raises so many questions: basic human rights; does treatment follow a ‘fail’; how does a failed person survive, turn to... Read More →
Sue Arnold, Ocean Shores. On Sunday morning, a huge RV blocked the access to the Torakina car park, parking the vehicle so that it was impossible for cars to get out unless they reversed and went out park side, always difficult... Read More →
Steve Shearer, Lennox Head. Even the most vivid imagination would be hard pressed to conjure a bigger public policy train wreck than the two aborted eco shark nets that ended up as plastic strewn on the beach and concrete blocks... Read More →
Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Whilst waiting for the terrific tourist train to get its new electric motors, I had a look at the main station near Elements Resort. With an enquiring look on my face I caught the 637 bus... Read More →