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Nimblefoot lauches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Other News

A melodious morning

Dean Doyle and Sophistication are back this week for Morning Melodies at the Ballina RSL. Dean, Narelle and Paul...

Recognising history

I arrived in Mullum from Sydney in 1976 – I loved the town and the people and felt like...

AFL9s return to Byron after covid hiatus

Byron Bay’s Cavanbah Centre is set to host the two-day AFL9s Invitational tournament with $20,000 worth of prize money...

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

Lismore Council on gender equity in management

Last night Lismore Council met for their monthly meeting and Councillor Big Rob asked a question about gender equality in the upper echelons of Council.

Splendour cash disbursed

Schools and community groups have shared in community grants worth  $50,000 from Splendour in the Grass. 

Stories about "bed tax":

Is Airbnb pocketing the bed taxes it collects?

Trish Burt, Convener, Neighbours Not Strangers. Dear Byron Shire Councillors and Staff, Reference your Ordinary Meeting held on 24 August 2017, specifically the Mayoral Minute No....

Enforcement, not ‘bed tax’ the solution to housing crisis

Trish Burt, Convenor, Neighbours Not Strangers. On the subject of tourist/visitor letting, Byron Shire Cr Paul Spooner believes ‘we need…to convince the state government to...

Byron Cr Spooner emphasises need for bed tax trial

Highlighting the need for action on the increasing tourist pressure on Byron Bay, Councillor Paul Spooner was featured the ABC as part of a program looking at the increased pressure that short term rentals are putting on the housing market and infrastructure.

Tourism lobby slams push for Byron bed tax

Australia’s powerful tourism-accommodation lobby has come out strongly against a push for a bed tax in Byron Bay.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.