December 11, 2019
In this Issue:
Water utility Rous County Council will install a new public water filling station in Bangalow and a commercial bulk filling station nearby, to help meet the soaring local demand for water.
Bibi Bradbury has a tale to tell younger kids wanting to be a pro skater – be wary of the career as the corporations that promote the sport are not particularly supportive of their talent.
A local scriptwriter has received a prestigious International Emmy Award as part of the team that produced the SBS mini-series Safe Harbour.
At last there has been a little transparency around how executive Council staff are managing the beleaguered Byron bypass project.
Bluesfest 9–13 April 2020 I remember watching Morcheeba at Bluesfest. Skye Edwards, the embodiment of chilled out groove, with this spectacular honey-smooth vocal and this vibrant red silk dress that seemed to move to the music. In fact every time she...
What awaits the unsuspecting public this Thursday at Council’s December 12 meeting?
The opinion piece by Councillor Michael Lyon (4 December) on the Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail population in the vicinity of the Byron bypass development demonstrates a lack of understanding of basic ecological principles and of the statutory provisions of State and Commonwealth legislation protecting biodiversity. It also contains a number of factual errors.
Responding to concerns about rough sleepers and homelessness, local NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith and officer in charge of Byron police station, Detective Chief Inspector Matt Kehoe, brought together 25 frontline workers to discuss the ongoing crisis.
Culture in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the Week Beginning 12 December 2019
2020 Vision, NYD Byron Bay Billinudgel Hotel | Wednesday, 1 Jan | 1–11pm | $38 Take yourself centuries into the future this New Years Day with Techno, Trance and Psychedelic Electronica at 2020 Vision… featuring International DJs such as Tsuyoshi Suzuki from Japan,...
Lloyd Cole Lismore City Hall | Saturday 14 December | 7.30pm | $50–55 English singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole has been at top of his game for over 30 years. Perhaps best known for his work with the Commotions, with hits like Rattlesnakes...
The Mullumbimby Masterplan (MMP) is up for adoption at Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting, and while there are a range of positive proposals, there are some contentious issues still surrounding it.
Art can be divisive and cyberstalking can be invasive, says local art curator Dev Lengjel.
Locals have expressed concern about a $3m hotel and retail development proposed for Marvell Street Byron Bay, saying a lack of sufficient parking will place extra pressure on the town’s already-crowded streets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKtE_15qFyk Black Christmas is an upcoming American slasher film directed by Sophia Takal. It is the second loose remake of the 1974 Canadian film of the same name. Takal says even though it’s very, very loosely based on Black Christmas,...
Live Music in the Byron Shire for the week Beginning 11 December 2019
A tiny house village providing homeless people with long-term housing and access to services would be set up in the Byron Shire, under a plan being pursued by Council.
A strategy aimed at increasing commercial activity, if adopted at this Thursday’s Council meeting, could see large-scale development across Byron Shire, including within areas of high ecology value and flood and bushfire prone land. NSW agencies have raised concerns over some of the land rezoning proposals .
NORPA Program It’s the big reveal that theatre and dance lovers in the region look forward to every year – what’s NORPA got in store for the year ahead? All was revealed at their 2020 launch last week. Artistic Director,...
Philosophically I say ‘yes’ to unisex toilets, but in reality I say ‘no’, because it puts too many people at risk.
A stellar year for female sport at Mullumbimby High School has been capped off by the advancement of the U/14 girls cricket team to the final of the Lyn Larson Shield. The twenty over competition is run under a knock-out format, so one loss will remove a team from the tournament.
Byron Bay FC have sealed their third-consecutive Summer Youth League (SYL) title with a 5–0 win over Tintenbar. With South Lismore defeating Goonellabah earlier in the day, the Rams knew all they needed was a two-goal victory to take the title.
Morning of the Mo is now in its 14th year and raises money and awareness for men’s mental health with all funds raised going to the Movember Foundation.
After a successful debut at the recent Kingscliff Triathlon the Byron Breakers are now leading the competition in the North Coast Interclub Triathlon series.
It’s getting hot hot hot – but of course it’s cool to be out on the newly opened rooftop terrace bar The Lawn, at Aquarius in Lawson St, packed with the young people who flock to Byron Bay, especially...