Many of Byron Bay’s problems involve water and are closely connected, whether acid sulfate fish kills, or stormwater flooding in the central business district (CBD), or management of the sewage treatment plant (STP) effluent.
David Pont, Indonesia Council’s plan to shorten the route of excess treated effluent to the Belongil carries serious implications. Let’s dig down by looking at the Byron Bay Effluent Management Strategy – the guiding legal and, importantly, moral framework for the... Read More →
A request to rezone the rail corridor between Bayshore Drive and Lawson Street, Byron Bay, so the Byron Bay Railroad Company (solar train) can undertake track maintenance is up before councillors at this Thursday’s planning meeting, August 13.
In the lagoon, the pace of winter life during the long dry seems pretty settled. The growth of small estuarine prawns slows down. Bream now five years old are grown up, itching for saltwater and their winter spawn.
As part of the ongoing management of the Belongil Creek estuary and catchment, Council has developed a long-term strategy for the estuary opening.
Byron Shire Council (BSC) staff used the phrase ‘natural event’ to describe the recent fish kill that saw thousands of fish die in Belongil Creek. How natural was it?
Following the recent large fish kill and pollution in Belongil Creek, Byron Council staff say the NSW EPA test results ‘confirm that iron bacteria was present in the estuary water’.
Mystery surrounds a large fish kill event following unknown pollution entering Belongil Creek early last week. A local resident says he 'hasn't seen anything like it in 21 years'.
Those interested in the Belongil Creek catchment are invited to a community drop-in session on November 12 at the Byron Community Centre to share information they may have and learn about the development of the Belongil Creek Estuary Opening Strategy.
Maxime Deffet, Sunrise. Following the West Byron community meeting held on main beach this Sunday I would like to remind all the members of the state government that have been approving this development that the Byron community will not let... Read More →
A new music video released on YouTube is highlighting the imminent fate of West Byron wetlands, which are set to become a new suburb after the state government took over planning control of the area.
By night, the nearby ICOLLs are creatures inhabiting my dreams. Intermittently Closed and Open Lake or Lagoon (ICOLL) is the proper name for the Richmond and the Brunswick, the Belongil and the Tallow waterways.
Dredging of the mouth of Belongil Creek undertaken this week by Byron Shire Council was carried out ‘in strict accordance with licence conditions’ imposed by the NSW Government, council’s director of infrastructure services, Phil Holloway, has told Echonetdaily.
Tanja Krebs, Byron Bay. Regarding your article Byron council considers $34m seawall for Belongil. The big picture is being ignored by the pro-development councillors here.
Byron shire Cr Sol Ibrahim’s enthusiasm for 'coastal protection works' now extends to providing potential passage for the $100m Elements of Byron resort to ‘reinforce and stabilise’ the Belongil creek edge around the estuary opening.
Jo Faith, Newtown. Fish kills are very serious and their source needs to be investigated. In a metaphorical sense this is the oceanic ‘canary in the coalmine’ factor. Toxic waters can affect the brain and sight of living organisms (humans included).
The Belongil Catchment sub-group of Byron Residents’ Group is going on walkabout throughout the catchment to get a picture of the Byron water infrastructure in town and country.
Byron Shire Council received a report more than a year ago saying the bridge on the main road into Byron Bay was in 'poor condition' but is only now seeking quotes for the cost of repairing it.