Jenny Bird, Bangalow. Irrespective of my opinion about paid parking, I believe that Byron Shire Council has failed to exercise due diligence in relation to implementing paid parking in Bangalow. The council resolved in August 2017 to spend $75,000 of... Read More →
Myrelle Hurst, Murwillumbah. I wanted to make a comment regarding the Nationals’ display at the Murwillumbah Show, promoting Thomas George and Geoff Provest. I noticed they were handing out balloons and I asked why are they handing out balloons when... Read More →
Cherie Pyke, Brunswick Heads. All we read lately is Byron Shire Council apologising for their lack of communication with residents after making bad decisions. At the same time they want us to consult with them over the future of the... Read More →
Paul Jameson, Mullumbimby. On Sunday morning I went along to the street parade that was part of the very fine Mullum Music Festival. The Festival was a great event with excellent performances, wonderful street life and good organisation- a shame about... Read More →
Donna Jenner, Hayley Walker, Neil Farquhar, Mullumbimby. Amidst all the nation's and world's turmoil, we had the privilege (and extreme difficulty) of judging the Rural Youth Ambassador and Mullumbimby Showgirl Awards for the 110th Mullumbimby Show last weekend.
Sean O’Meara, Brunswick Heads. Recent letters regarding doubts as to the existence of memorial pines in the Terrace Reserve in Brunswick Heads are disrespectful and simply have no basis in fact.
Jenny Coman, Bangalow. I have never seen Bangalow as united as it is now in opposition to paid parking, and many residents are angry, with good reason.
Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbimby. The biggest little town in Australia is now, officially, too big. The alternative dream is getting squeezed out by the white-shoe brigade, on Goldcoastifiction’s long march south. Mullum is infiltrated by individuals who drive with headlamps glaring in... Read More →
Ian Brown, Save Byron Community Markets Committee. Sarah Ndiaye, last Sunday we asked Byron Bay market stallholders if they wanted to stay on Butler Street Reserve. We received 209 signatures from 350 stalls. We didn’t have the staff to ask all... Read More →
Geoffrey Suthon, Brunswick Heads. Rob Watson, The Echo October 18, posed some interesting questions about the credibility of the claims about the coastal cypress pines, in the Terrace Reserve Holiday Park, being planted as a WW1 memorial. It now appears... Read More →
Vivienne Sigley, Ballina. Labor wants Manus refugees to be happy. And so it appears do those who are daft enough, like the Kyogle Grannies, to give money to Manus ‘detainees’. A wake up call is needed, and here it is:... Read More →
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. In all the kerfuffle about the Byron Masterplan and the proposed bus terminal on the Butler Street reserve, not one person has mentioned the one thing that would save us wasting $20-million-plus on infrastructure to increase road transport, a train service.
Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby. I am enjoying reading about the early days of the Byron Shire Echo by David Lovejoy. What a colourful, audacious, dedicated group they were. I reckon it would make an excellent TV mini-series.
South Golden Beach Community Association would like to thank and acknowledge everyone involved in organising the vibrant SGB Community Open Day which celebrated the opening of our new skate park and playground.
L. Sntclaire, Byron Bay. To deprive anyone of a good nights sleep is not building good neighbourly relations. So just be aware of how AirBnb can be impacting others. It’s common, decent behaviour.
W Boyle, Main Arm. Why is the Council so relentlessly pursuing the oppressive E3 zonings in Main Arm? Over the past forty years we have reafforested this valley without Council’s assistance. So why lock up our land under these poorly conceived... Read More →
Jim Nutter, Main Arm. I can sympathise with Jennifer Innes of Tyagarah re the problem of sexual predation at her local beach. In her letter she reiterates many of the points covered already in the discussion. However, she says ‘many of... Read More →
Gareth Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. November 2 marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration which established a 'national home for the Jewish people' in Palestine in exchange for Zionist influence bringing the US into WW1 supporting Britain.
Jan Barham, Broken Head. With former councillor and Byron Greens founding member Tom Tabart leaving the shire and moving to back to Victoria there will be a huge gap in the knowledge base of local issues, the functioning of council and local and state political history.
Oscar Redman and Melody Swift, Byron Bay. We welcome Byron Shire Council's decision to put up signs on the Tyagarah nude beach and congratulate the Police on restoring order at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Lake.
Lynette Dickinson, Pottsville. The experts are saying that the gravest threat facing the planet over the next decade is climate change. As the devastating impacts of climate change will affect each and every one of us, it is up to... Read More →
Boyd Kellner, Suffolk Park. ‘Tales of Employee Expectation’ is a timely article on exploitation in this area if ever there was one. We arrived here in mid 1980s, my partner went around the then quaint health food restaurants to enquire about... Read More →
Gwen Gould, Tyagarah. I have been fence sitting on the matter of optional clothing at Tyagarah as I like to think we live in a free and open community and I did not want to see another restriction put on our... Read More →
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. Just when you think things couldn’t possibly get worse for locals in the ‘wonderful tourist destination’, now we have the threat of the iconic Byron Environment Centre rotunda being shunted out to oblivion with the Butler St... Read More →
June McCormack, Byron Bay. Because the council has approved a two-storey, five-bed five-bath house plus studio and pool to be built two metres away from our house, depriving us of most of our privacy and winter sun, we may have... Read More →