Judith Addison, Byron Bay A swamp wallaby was chased from the beach into the ocean by a cattle dog on Belongil beach last Wednesday. The wallaby was so scared, it swam out further and further. Local residents Andre and John took... Read More →
D Conomy, Byron Naturists. In response to your report $1,000 for a skinny dip, I am really concerned that genuine naturists have been caught up in what was believed to be ‘we are not after the nudists/naturists, it’s the lewd,... Read More →
D James, Myocum. As a regular walker along Tyagarah and Belongil beaches, I certainly enjoy this beautiful, unspoilt and uncrowded stretch of coastline. I am, however, increasingly concerned the ever increasing of volume of horse crap encountered during those walks.... Read More →
Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Paul Spooner takes the easy way out, proposing to cancel the clothing-optional beach near Grays Lane. But effort is needed to fix the issues there. If someone assaults a person at an AFL game the local... Read More →
Stuart Whelan, Publisher/Editor, TAN Magazine. I read with some concern Councillor Paul Spooner’s comments in The Echo that he plans to move a motion calling for the revoking of the clothing optional status for the section of the beach which... Read More →
DeeJay, Myocum. It is laudable that a certain councillor considers provision of a safe environment for all our residents to be a prime concern of council. His recent interview with the Echo suggests that the reports of two sexual assaults... Read More →
Michael Balson, Upper Wilson’s Creek. Last Friday I was about to wash the sand off my dog at that fabulous shower in the reserve opposite the Treehouse restaurant in Belongil, when I noticed a hapless council worker had just finished... Read More →
A man has been arrested at Coffs Harbour and charged over the alleged sexual assault of a woman at Belongil Beach on June 5.
Police are investigating after reports a woman was sexually assaulted on Belongil Beach, Tyagarah, on Monday (June 5). Around 5pm, a 31-year-old woman disclosed that she had been sexually assaulted by an unknown male on the beach.
Police were called to Belongil beach at about 5.45pm on Friday following reports of a fight on the beach, with one of the men armed with a knife. Meanwhile at Duranbah, a fight broke out between two groups of surfers after one man 'dropped in' on another's wave.
Remember last year when a handful of wealthy Belongil beachfront landowners took Council to the NSW Supreme Court? Well buckle in for the next instalment.
Police are seeking public assistance to help identify a man who died after swimming at Belongil Beach at Byron Bay yesterday.
Migratory birds sometimes fly thousands of kilometres before resting – and sometimes nesting – on Belongil Beach near the estuary of Belongil Creek. Imagine flying all that way, only to have your rest-stop disturbed by a bunch of hoons.
Real estate is often thought to be dry land. But long standing depictions of country in Australia focus on water. Aboriginal Australian artworks remind us of the locations and flow of water as a dynamic integrated presence above and below ground.
Jenny Coman, Bangalow. In its 1988 LEP, Byron Shire Council adopted a policy of 'planned retreat' for development along the coastline, Belongil being seen as particularly vulnerable.
Meet Dr Garry Egger. When his neighbours built a rock wall, his house fell into the sea. Coincidentally Dr Egger was in town last week when Council voted in favour of constructing the disputed wall.