16.5 C
Byron Shire
April 23, 2024

Latest News

Sweet and sour doughnuts

Victoria Cosford ‘It’s probably a good thing I don’t have a sweet tooth,’ says Megan. I’ve called in at the pop-up...

Other News

Increased Byron Council fees on the cards as fossil fuel investments decrease

Byron Council’s financial ship is beginning to list concerningly, taking from its reserves and other funds in order to bail out its bottom line.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

Rebuilding communities from Lennox and Evans Head to Coraki and Woodburn

In February and March 2022, our region was subject to a series of weather events that causeed one of the nation’s worst recorded flood disasters. The economic impact of a natural disaster can be felt far beyond the damage to housing and infrastructure.

Connecting people, rivers, and the night sky in Kyogle

The youth of Kyogle were asked what their number one priority was and they said it was ‘is looking after the health of the river and they want to be involved in healing it’.

Can Council’s overturn their decisions?

NSW Labor planning minister, Paul Scully, when asked about the Wallum estate by local MP Tamara Smith (Greens)  in...

October 26, 2022

Byron Shire Echo issue 37.20 – October 26, 2022

Download PDF (18MB)
Jump to:
Local News | Comment | Letters | Articles | BBFF 2022 | Soapbox | Crossword | Stars | Making Spaces | Good Taste | The Good Life | Byron Arts & Industry | Seven Entertainment | Cinema | Gig Guide | Echo Property | Property Business Directory | Service Directory | Classifieds | Community at Work | Sport | Backlash

In this Issue:

Eco resort approved by planning panel

An exclusive eco-resort on a large tract of some of the last remaining littoral rainforest on the northern NSW coastline was approved last week


Fact or fiction

The stipulation by the EPA (Environment Protection Agency) to allow Byron Shire Council to take the South Byron Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) offline and deliver the sewage to West Byron WWTP was that close to one hundred per...


Byron’s town spirit

When Byron’s Woolworths put out the decorations for Christmas it gets me thinking. Woolworths was about the only retail site that decorated for the festive season in the last few years. Historically there were big banners greeting visitors hung over Shirley...


Editorial – Council’s top brass seeks renewed contract based on secret...

Council’s general manger, Mark Arnold, is seeking to renew his contract from July 1, 2023, presumably for another five years. 


Gladden your heart with local art exhibition

Turyia Bruce has been exhibiting and educating in art for over 25 years in the Northern Rivers and is currently exhibiting her work at The Stokers Siding Gallery until 5 November.


Ballina Council calling for community input on housing

Ballina Shire Council say they are preparing a new housing strategy to help meet the demands of future growth.


Name changes

Can someone explain to me why a company would have so many name changes?


Mullum pod village fiasco deepens

Mayor Michael Lyon has sided with Resilience NSW over flood-affected residents by sitting on a draft flood report for the Mullum ‘pod’ village. 


Byron deserves better – Byron Shire Mayor and Echo editor…

The heading refers to the editor of our local paper, who once again attempts to discredit Council staff with his uninformed piece last week about Linnaeus. To set the record straight and provide background, there was a court-imposed ‘private...

Concerns as coercive control bill passes NSW Lower House

The NSW Lower House passed the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Coercive Control) Bill 2022 on Wednesday 20 October; yet many who work in the field of DV are calling for greater consultation and financial investment before it is brought into law.


Mullum welcomes new chamber prez

Jenelle Stanford passed on the baton of President of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce to Paul Prior, from First National Real Estate, at last Tuesday’s AGM.


Future Mullum

I have two issues. The most important to me is infrastructure re flooding at the east end of Mullumbimby. I moved from Wilsons Creek into town in 2009 to Ann Street. Just after arriving the drains were cleared including the waterway at the end of the street.


State govt overrules councils to push agritourism on rural land

The state government is ramming through an ‘agritourism’ policy which effectively removes restrictions on tourism development on rural lands, ignoring the objections of local councils and the impact on surrounding landowners.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Fear and Loathing in the Metaverse

‘When we are all in the metaverse’… this is a statement I have been hearing a lot lately. I honestly don’t really know what it means. People say it like they know, but I don’t think they do. I...


Cartoon of the week – 26 October 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.


Movies under the stars

For a long time the Brunswick Picture House have wanted to throw an event for the community with broad family appeal and now they feel the time is right as we all try to continue on after the curveballs...


Ticket to paradise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkP4tVTdsz8   In a well-worn Hollywood trope, long-time divorced couple David and Georgia Cotton feel the need to step in when their daughter decides to get married. It seems that their daughter Lily (Kaitlyn Dever) couldn’t possibly know what she is...


Marcus King of Bluesfest

Grammy-nominated artist, performer, and songwriter Marcus King was destined to play music. By eight years of age, the fourth-generation Greenville, South Carolina, native had performed alongside pops, grandpa, and his uncles for the first time. Logging thousands of miles...


 Byron Latin Fiesta

The 17th Annual Byron Latin Fiesta is on from November 3 till 6 in Byron Bay. Start with the pre-party on Thursday 3. Join in for an inspiring weekend of festivities with an All-Australian artist lineup making the most of...


The Chinese trio and Youth Orchestra

Next for the Northern Rivers Conservatorium is a collaboration with Musica Viva Australia – a public performance in the Concert Room. On November 12 they will be hosting Chinese trio San Ureshi – the name means ‘joy of the trio’...


Pianos for the People

There will be a celebration of the arrival of 12 recycled pianos for flood victims of the Northern Rivers with a free concert launching the public installation of a Piano for the People in the streets of Mullumbimby. The event...


Catch some fire

Katchafire return to Australia for their Rolling Hills and Island Vibe festival shows next month. Fellow New Zealanders Masaya will also be bringing their soothing tunes on the national tour with their mash of Indie/Groove/Soul/Roots. Katchafire will be celebrating with a new single Always...


Xavier Rudd to open Bluesfest’s Green Room

Xavier Rudd has made the most of a post-Covid world by doing what he loves most: touring. To support his latest album Jan Juc Moon, Xavier will have performed live on no fewer than 88 occasions in 2022. First up was the sold-out 37-date...


Maureen is still teeing off at 91

Maureen Parker is 91 and a legend at the Byron Bay Golf Club where she continues to enjoy the sport and play in team events. ‘Her experience, knowledge and encouraging attitude have come to the fore as a mentor to...


Outstanding run of results for Mullumbimby High Futsal team

The Mullumbimby High School U/16 girls Futsal team narrowly lost the semi-final of the National Scholastic Titles held at the Nissan Arena in Brisbane last September. The strong result was just one achievement from a team that first competed at...


Foodie road-trip paradise: Harvest Food Trail

Calling all food and farm enthusiasts, the iconic Harvest Food Trail is happening soon, over four days from May 2-5. It’s your chance to...

Buzz Byron Bay, brewing unforgettable moments with a tuk-tuk twist

In the charming coastal haven of Byron Bay, where laid-back vibes meet bespoke experiences, there’s a new buzz in town – literally. Enter Buzz...

Cape Byron Distillery release world-first macadamia cask whisky

S Haslam The parents of Cape Byron Distillery CEO Eddie Brook established the original macadamia farm that you can see from the distillery at St...

Heart and Song Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra with soprano, Gaynor Morgan

Join us for an enchanting afternoon as Byron Music Society proudly presents ‘Heart and Song.’ Prepare to be immersed in a program meticulously crafted by the Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra, showcasing a world premiere composition. Well-known soprano, Gaynor Morgan, will be premiering a setting of poems by Seamus Heaney and Robert Graves, skilfully arranged for soprano, harp, cello and string orchestra by prominent Northern Rivers musician Nicholas Routley.