Gareth Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. I am curious why our vehicles, parked off road, have been targeted for fines when other trailers are parked with impunity on public roads.
DeeJay, Myocum. Byron shire councillor Paul Spooner apparently wants the prime concern of council to provide safety to our residents, noted from his interview with the Byron Shire Echo because of two sexual assaults reported at Tyagarah beach.
Nick Mills, Eureka. Menkit Prince's homo-negative and dangerously misinformed letter in the Byron Shire Echo recently demonstrates a great example of how effective the 'no' campaign has been at distributing lies and misinformation about marriage equality and shifting the debate to things that have nothing to do with the actual question being asked.
Luke Hamilton, Main Arm. Dear Community, National Parks and RFS volunteers, My name is Luke Hamilton, and I would personally like to take this opportunity to express my sincere apologies to everyone who has been affected by the recent fire in... Read More →
John and Lynne Boland, Goonengerry. Twenty-five years ago there was no Byron Bay food movement. Byron Bay Chilli Company was the first Byron Bay food brand to get registration. Today food products are a vibrant industry across our region. What began... Read More →
Horst Tietze, Ocean Shores. With the cooler weather upon us I took a bike ride from Brunswick to Mullumbimby today. Nothing like climbing to Saddle Road and enjoying the majestic view of shrouded Mt Chincogan and the Main Arm Valley... Read More →
Keith Duncan, Pimlico Well wasn’t it an uplifting experience to see the National Party hold their recent conference? What a great assembly of intellectual ability, solving the big problems besetting our country – oh, hang on, that was the recent... Read More →
Byron Shire Cr Sarah Ndiaye. I want to acknowledge the people who acted quickly and saved the three-year-old girl who was pulled from Brunswick River at approximately 2:20pm on Saturday, September 23, showing no signs of life. It was incorrectly reported on... Read More →
Amber Armstrong, Brunswick Heads. I have a small antique and collectable shop called Vintage Interior Pieces in the central part of Brunswick Heads. I have also been a resident of Brunswick Heads for the last 10 years and have been... Read More →
Charles Macfarland, Ewingsdale. I understand Byron Shire Council is thinking about changing the name of our town. I’m for it.
Derek Harper, Billinudgel. As the past few months have shown us, climate change is real and destructive. And it’s only going to get worse in the coming years.
I am saddened that there are some who oppose Tweed Shire Council supporting the fundamental human right to marry.
Bernard Hinchcliffe, Mullumbimby Venice: Go to website Venice-Italy accommodation tax. 1. Population of Venice (historic city) is 55,000 (2016) 2. Population of Comune di Venezia (main city) 264,579 (2016) 3. Population of Padua-Trevigo Venice metropolitan area 2.6 million 4. Tourists visiting... Read More →
Graham Mathews, Byron Bay With thanks to Fast Buck$ for his observations in the recent edition of The Echo (September 20), a couple of points could be added: Firstly – In a conversation with a Sydney lawyer with considerable experience of... Read More →
Ken Gainger, General Manager, Byron Shire Council I write in response to Echo correspondents Sugarman and Anderson (Buck$) and recent musings depicting the Byron Shire general manager (GM) as a benevolent megalomaniac. Contrary to popular myth being peddled in The Echo the... Read More →
Tim Harrington, Lennox Head. Re: Cameron Bell’s article It couldn’t have happened to a nicer bloke. It must take a highly qualified legal mind to present a judgement that a headbuttee is the person responsible for the headbutt, rather than the headbutter.... Read More →
Tanya and Sky Wesolowski, Coorabell. The flat section of the Butler Street Reserve located at the disused rubbish depot was gazetted for Public Recreation in 1973. For almost 40 years it has been used and recognised as the only site... Read More →
Geoff Dawe, Byrrill Creek. The Management of Flying Foxes survey underway is misnamed. Since flying foxes are able to live their lives within nature, and technocratic humans largely cannot, management involves management of humans for coexistence with flying foxes. Those humans... Read More →
Michele Grant, Foreshore Protection Group. The public walkway will be re-established along Simpsons Creek in Terrace Park in plans endorsed by Council last Thursday. The proposed new path will be 10m wide alongside the 22 new riverside cabins shrinking to 3m... Read More →
Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. The descendants of those whose forefathers fought at Gallipoli and on the Western Front should be publicly outraged by Byron Shire Council's decision not to recognise the WW1 Memorial Pine Park in the Terrace, Brunswick Heads as a war memorial.
C’mon Mullumbimby Showgrounds – it’s time for tarmac! You must be making a motzer with the Farmers Market stall fees, gold coin donations for “road maintenance” (I’m guessing $1000 pw?) as well as fees from campers, Spaghetti Circus and events.
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. Well the Planning and Assessment Commission (PAC) has granted a 20-month extension to the trial of the North Byron Parklands (Splendour in the Grass) mega development. What a surprise! At the PAC’s recent public hearing at Ocean Shores the only submissions... Read More →
Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Being an ex-latte-sipping property developer from Bondi and now a retired latte-sipping resident of Byron, I sat down to read my last brilliant letter to the Echo editor while waiting for my latte and blueberry... Read More →
Hugh Downie, Federal. Twenty years ago Byron Shire was famous as the dumping ground for rusted, pollution belching old campervans whose occupants forgoed traditional clothing and a healthy bath, for the freedom of expression. Dead vehicles littered the highways and... Read More →
Geoff Davis, Mullumbimby. At the meeting at the Mullum Ex Services on September 19, organised by the Mullumbimby Residents Association and the SES, a recurring theme was the state of our stormwater drains and dismay and frustration that there is no... Read More →