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Management of Byron’s fragile coastline impeded by NSW government: report

Insufficient funding and guidance from the State government is inhibiting Byron Council’s attempt to effectively manage its famous but fragile coastline, a Council report has revealed.

Other News

Locals take points in first all-female surf event

Ross Kendall The Le-Ba Ladybirds won the final event of the inaugural, and Australian first, All Women’s Surf Series held...

Council advertising

Thanks Council, for the advertisement on page 5 letting us know that you co-hosted a conference. It is good...

Lake Ainsworth

The heavy rain on 28–30 March 2022 resulted in flooding of Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head to about 2m...

Management of Byron’s fragile coastline impeded by NSW government: report

Insufficient funding and guidance from the State government is inhibiting Byron Council’s attempt to effectively manage its famous but fragile coastline, a Council report has revealed.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: To Hall and Back

There is something magical about a country hall. These small wooden buildings dot the landscape. They have a frugal modesty and an old fashioned generosity. If they had names they’d be called Thelma or Rose or Alan. They’re a pungent olfactory mix of last week’s wedding enmeshed with yesterday’s committee meeting. Curry and Jatz, tea and beer, tears and laughter.

The politics of gentrification and ‘holding the line’

Who are the visionary architects and planners that will protect and enhance this ramshackle surf town’s social fabric and built environment of Byron Bay?

May 15, 2019

Issue 33.49

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In this Issue:

Inteview with Laura Peck

Ignite Your Inspiration TEDxSydney Satellite at Pighouse Flicks | Friday 25 May  |  8.30am–7.30pm Inspiration groups at Cavanbah Saturday  |  26 May  |  9.15am–3.45pm  |  $120/350 for one or two days Former CEO from the advertising industry, business adviser, and event creator...


Local heading to Arctic Circle needs your support

Local scriptwriter Dominique Klein has been invited on an expeditionary residency to sail the Arctic Circle, alongside twenty-nine other artists, activist, scientist, and educators.


Editorial: Dear federal member of parliament

Despite pressures to the contrary, it is your role to represent your constituents not only locally but in how the country is being run.


Interview with Tammi Savoy and Chris Casello Combo who play at...

Tammi Savoy and Chris Casello  |  Bello Winter Music  |  Bellingen  |  11–14 July Imagine a young woman with a powerful, soulful voice that nails the classic 40s, 50s and early 60s R&B and rock’n’roll sounds. Match that with a great...


Calls for more development from affordable housing forum

More affordable and social housing must be built in the Byron Shire and private developers cannot be expected to provide it without subsidy, a housing forum has been told.


Cinema Review: The Hustle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j5hwooOHVE Just off the cuff, I can’t for the life of me remember a weaker re-make of a terrific, much-loved film. Frank Oz’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) set the bar for flicks about sophisticated scams, and director Chris Addison’s tacky,...


Culture in and around the Byron Shire for the week beginning...

Comedy Debate: Women Rule the World Mandy Nolan, Ellen Briggs, Dusty Rich, Jonathan Atherton, Greg Sullivan, Lindsay Webb  |  Byron Comedy Fest  |  Byron Surf Club  |  Sunday  |  4pm  |  $35 In the era of #MeToo, in a time when...


Interview with Mel Buttle as part of the Comedy Collective at...

Comedy Collective: Dave Thornton, Mel Buttle & Nikki Britton  |  Byron Comedy Festival  |  Byron Surf Club  |  Saturday 8.30pm  |  $50  This week sees the launch of the very first Byron Comedy Fest! Held over three days – Friday–Sunday – at the Byron...


Cinema Review: All Is True

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I5cKmiONDI You could have knocked me down with a feather when I saw that it was the once-was-hip, in-your-face comic Ben Elton who wrote this thoughtful, multi-layered, and historically intriguing piece about William Shakespeare’s later years. Retiring in 1613, following...


Live music in and around the Byron Shire from May 15,...

Sidemen Byron Theatre, Community Centre  |  Saturday 25 May  |  8pm  |  $32.50 Conceived by local muso and songwriter Steve Banks, The Sidemen uncovers the prodigious talent and staggering careers of the musicians behind some of the world’s best musicians. Jeff Burstin...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: My Political Fantasy

This week we elect either Bill Shorten or Scott Morrison as prime minister. How did we arrive at a political system where two parties dominate so exclusively? We’ve fought for gender diversity; can we have political diversity too? It’s...


Shores United footballers hit and miss at home

Marc Patten All four Shores United senior teams were involved in home matches at Shara Boulevard on the weekend but only two emerged victorious. The fledgling ladies were very much the underdogs against a genuine premier league side, Lennox Head. The match...


Slee takes second in Byron Bay Tri

Charlie Quinn won the Byron Bay triathlon on the weekend after putting a crucial 23 seconds between himself and local Matt Slee, who had to be satisfied with a silver finish. Charlie got through the course in 1:50:24 and beat...


MBVFC first with female sheds

The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club official opened their new female changing rooms and shower facilities on Mothers Day last Sunday. ‘We are now the only soccer club in the Football Far North Coast region to offer female-specific changing rooms...


All Girls Surfriders clean up in good conditions

Crystal Cylinders The All Girls Surfriders April club round was held in Lennox in glorious weather with fun, consistent one-metre-plus waves for the duration of the meet. The shallow, low-tide sandbank produced many paddling challenges for surfers, but a shout out...


Free self-defence lesson for women on May 25

A free workshop for women looking to arm themselves with self-defence techniques is being held Saturday May 25 at Byron Bay’s Academy Martial Arts. ‘Once women find their inner female fighter they become more confident,’ said Tima Elabdallaoui, who...


Out of sight!

The original Mullumbimby Seventies market. The Saturday Mullum Market harbours the best-kept secret in town – a museum – open on the day. The museum is housed in Mullumbimby’s old post office. It is one of the most interesting local history...


Loft brings the warmth inside

Loft Byron Bay has moved into winter mode with both the menu and the wine list adjusting to the cooler weather, without losing the favourites. And again, the sophisticated yet relaxed menu has hit the right note. Loft is well...


David Lovett at Barrio

Renowned for classic Italian cooking (and the best focaccia in the Shire), David Lovett is a well-regarded chef, known for cooking like an old Italian nonna, who has relocated to the Northern Rivers and is appearing at Barrio soon...


Road workers strike first time in decades

Road workers, construction crews and other Transport for NSW workers will walk off the job for the first time in decades on Thursday, as frustrations over the NSW Government's effective pay cut boil over.

Extreme fire weather days in Australia have doubled

Extreme fire weather days in Australia have doubled, yet according to new research from an international team of scientists, including the CSIRO, extreme fire weather days have increased in Australia by 56 per cent over the last four decades.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 6 July, 2022

Now showing at HOTA (Home of the Arts), Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of thousands of stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland, Canada, that welcomed them all.

Developer fees and charges cut

Council fees for construction and development in Byron were the equivalent of paying $160 for a coffee, making it ‘entirely unviable’ to invest here, industry representatives told the Council last week.