July 8, 2020
In this Issue:
Clarkes Beach, like many other east Australian beaches, is much changed, again. The sand is swept away, exposing reefs and riffles of round rocks.
For nearly five years, the Nagara Institute created a space for the critical discussion of progressive ideas and agendas, bringing some of Australia’s foremost thinkers to the Shire.
Byron Shire Council (BSC) say they are about to take a ‘tough stance on unauthorised development’. Yet for many, this just seems like Groundhog Day. And for others, another example of the failure of Council to implement compliance on existing unauthorised developments.
Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I demand that Cr Michael Lyon issue a public apology for again slandering me in The Echo (Letters, 1 July) with his false claim that I requested Council staff be fired or prosecuted for killing thousands...
Duncan Dey, Main Arm Thanks for the article on the new effluent flowpath in Byron Bay. Part V of the Environmental Protection and Assessment Act enables authorities like councils to bypass what some call the green or red tape of development assessment....
Now in its tenth year, Plastic Free July is testament to the appetite of the masses to reduce their negative impact on the planet.
Julian Rocks Drive residents in Sunrise are still fuming over Council’s planning process, court mediation and the approval by councillors of a contentious six multi-dwelling development on their street.
We laugh and joke about them, and occasionally we curse them. We talk about them over dinner and sometimes threaten to sue the Council when our car suspension systems or tyres are wrecked.
Charles MacFarland, Ewingsdale I’m not entirely dismayed about the Scarrabelottis Lookout becoming the site of a deluxe restaurant, because I can imagine how pleasant it would be to have a meal with such wonderful views all around. However, I am a bit...
The deadline for the Byron Echo newspaper is noon Friday and letters longer than 200 words may be cut for the paper. However, longer letters are often published online before or after being published in the paper.
What inspires you to push past your pain barrier? It’s the question that every personal trainer wants to know. What motivates you? How do you activate the mindset that gets you up at 5.30am when the alarm goes, and into a pair of exercise pants and runners? How does a person resist the temptation to snuggle a little longer in the fluffy warmth of the doona and go back to glorious sleep?
Vince Devine has been selling top quality meat to locals and newcomers alike for the last 50 years, including running Devine Quality Meats in Mullumbimby for the last 30 years.
What happens when you take a cup each of Italy, Holland and Canada, and add a pinch of Berlin? You get flavour filled pasta in Byron Bay! With Italian and Dutch heritage behind him, Daniele Trimarchi is the chef at the Pasta Bowl at the Byron Bay Golf Club, with his German-born partner, Emily Witzel.
Entertainment and Arts in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 7 July, 2020
Some of Dougal Forrest’s earliest memories are of being out in the garden with his mum and dad, and crawling around in the macadamia orchard ‘helping’ to gather the harvest.
I have nothing against pop singers, some of them are very nice people, generous, tolerant, kind to children and dogs. And they give pleasure to many Australians…