Dr Mary Gardner, PhD historical marine ecology and deep resilience, Byron Bay. In March 2017, Byron Shire Council's Coast Estuary Catchment Panel recommended to council ‘that Council acknowledge its commitment at the commissioning of Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant to relying on reuse to match increases in sewer load and either find a strategy to achieve that level of reuse or consider calling a moratorium’.
Duncan Dey, Mullumbimby. 'Clause 45' of the old Byron Local Environment Plan (LEP) requires that 'prior adequate arrangements' exist for sewage management before a Development Application (DA) like the Villawood one for West Byron can be approved.
Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah The Commonwealth Games are upon us and the endangered Koala has been made the official Games mascot. Meanwhile, the Tweed Shire Council ‘development at any cost’ faction led by the National Party councillor Warren Polglase is quoted as saying... Read More →
Gary Opit, Yelgun. It must be evident to everyone that neither the state or federal government is going to pay millions of dollars to remove the Brunswick River rock walls as Jillian Springs suggests (July 12, 2017). I am sure... Read More →
W Boyle, Durrumbul. Does this cyclone damage on Durrumbul Rd, Main Arm, qualify as a pothole? If so, could it be the shire’s biggest pothole? Is there a prize? May I suggest the Echo holds a contest to find the... Read More →
Tim Wood, former councillor of Mornington Peninsula Shire. I am never disappointed every time I come to Belongil Beach for holidays. My favourite pothole has not only been there to greet me over the past 12 years, but it has grown in length, width and depth.
Victims of Holiday Letting (VOHL) refutes claims by a director of Stayz, Jordan Condo, that jobs could be lost and economic growth impacted if Byron Shire Council acts to 'penalise families who let out their holiday houses'.
Sandra Haslam, Mullumbimby. This morning I was very close to being swiped by a car that was coming into my lane. I was on a bicycle, turning left, on the very far left of the road, so the incursion was significant.
Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock We are the only country which had a politician bring coal into parliament and try to fool us about ‘clean coal’, South Australia is getting the biggest battery on the planet. Pushing the Adani project against all... Read More →
John Scrivener , Main Arm Basil Cameron suggests light rail is an option for the disused rail corridor.(Letters, June 28) Light rail is not much lighter than the railcar used by Elements of Byron, but it has a narrower gauge. So it would cost even more than restoring the existing line, because in addition to clearing vegetation, repairing ballast and renewing bridges, the standard gauge track would need to be replaced.
Sapoty Brook, Main Arm. Here are some suggestions for post-climate development. Any further infrastructure development below ten metres above sea level should be suspended until long-term global action to reverse sea-level rise is implemented. Any development that is done should have... Read More →
Michele Grant, Convenor, Foreshore Protection Group. We witnessed another standout performance from mayor Simon Richardson as he boldly handed over the last piece of disputed land in the southern area of Terrace Reserve to NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust (CHPT) last... Read More →
Kristen Monty, Ewingsdale It promises to be a glorious winter day. The whales are passing the Cape; there’s a light southerly wind, you’re planning on a walk, surf, visit to the Farmers Market. Hold on! You’d better leave home before 7:30... Read More →
Liz Levy, Suffolk Park. Presently open for submissions is Byron Shire Council’s proposal to give a five-year lease to the Byron Visitors Centre Inc (BVC). What commenters can’t know though, it seems, are the terms of the future lease and... Read More →
Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock. We are the only country that’s had a politician bring coal into parliament and try to fool us about ‘clean coal’ while South Australia is getting the biggest battery on the planet. Pushing the Adani Project... Read More →
Jo Faith, Newtown. It was interesting to hear from a community member at the recent Byron Community Meeting addressing the proposed West Byron development that Terry Agnew (a partner in the development) stated words to the effect that due to... Read More →
Christopher F. McIlrath, Main Arm. If we were to see just a little of the big picture we would notice that ‘Humanity’s greatest achievement will be peace’. Those who strive in that direction may be derided by the ignorant, the... Read More →
Name and address withheld by request. He may go by the name ‘Alfie’. He has been walking and muttering to himself, along the roads in Byron Shire for years. Not to be confused with Shanti, whose colourful couture can be seen... Read More →
Ian Hamilton, Pothole Park (aka Suffolk Park). Further to Luke Ingram’s enlightening letter Byron’s Bloody Roads, his comment on the state of the roads in the Ocean Shores, Mullum, and Brunswick areas, is, as he is probably aware, only part... Read More →
Tim Harrington, Lennox Head. With the Greens, The Law Society, the Bar Association and the Council for Civil Liberties condemning strengthening of anti terrorism legislation, it shows just how important the required changes are to the public. It is the... Read More →
Doug Luke, coordinator, VOHL. Victims Of Holiday Letting (VOHL) congratulate Byron Shire Council for lifting the four year moratorium on prosecution of unauthorised tourist and visitor accommodation (illegal holiday letting) at the June 22 General Meeting.
Gyan Purno, Tyagarah. I would like to see the market area retained as parkland of the future, a green space, a continuing part of the larger Butler Street Reserve, still available for markets and other gatherings, exercise and relaxation.
Geoff Dawe, Uki. Sickness in the society is a reflection of sickness in the conventional medical industry where it doesn’t look for the causes of disease.
Menkit Prince, Uki There are solutions to homelessness that are affordable and quick to construct. Search ‘Tiny House Village’ on Google and Youtube to see what they are doing in the U.S. Alternatively, a village of cabins for families who... Read More →
Jannine Barron, Mullumbimby. My dearest friends from Sydney just sold their home for a crazy price in Sydney and they have purchased a property in Mullumbimby. They were left with plenty of change so it was a great deal for them... Read More →