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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Rous Chair Keith Williams looks ahead

Since the Dunoon Dam was shelved, Rous County Council has put a new draft of the Future Water Project...

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and Beyond

A huge amount of entertainment all crammed into one space.

Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

Come and try basketball in Byron

The next generation of female basketball players, with coordinator Karen Irwin, turned up to a ‘come and try day’...

Byron Bay wins season opener against Mullum Giants

  Ross Kendall The local league derby is always  and the Byron Bay Red Devils have won the first game of...

Stories about "Belongil":

Jaimini hut

Margot Hays, Bangalow I would like to voice my opinion regarding the hut structure at Belongil where Jaimini sits and meditates, along with others. This...

Byron resort undertakes beach protection works

Community concern over beach protection works at Elements of Byron Resort in Belongil have prompted management to respond and explain their plans and permits.  A...

Beach shades

Geneth Harrington, Byron Bay Conspiracy theories do abound. Politicians putting boss foxes in charge of the environmental hen houses. And now ‘our Council’ are planning...

Byron canals

Sapoty Brook, Wilsons Creek Matthew Hartley’s concern about the Belongil Estuary (Letters, 20 January) is nothing more than a symbolic gesture to a doomed ecosystem. Ecosystems...

Zombie coastal plan is back!

Longtime locals would be aware of the history that surrounds Council’s attempts to sign off on a coastal management plan with the NSW government.

Oily slick on Belongil is marine blue green algae

A concerned resident sent Echonetdaily a photo of what appeared to be a nasty, toxic sludge he saw on Belongil Creek last Monday. Questions to council found that the oily looking slick on the water's surface is in fact a naturally occurring marine blue green algae.

Byron: stop the spread of COVID and mess

Police are asking Byron Bay visitors and locals urged to celebrate the season responsibly over the New Year weekend.

How does your toilet flush affect the Belongil Estuary?

Byron Shire Council are looking to overcome waterlogging of farmland, caused by treated effluent from the Byron Sewage Treatment Plant, by diverting excess effluent via a shorter route to the Belongil Estuary. This appears to be a prelude to upgrading the STP.

West Byron – wetland or suburb?

Turning the West Byron housing development site into a wetland for excess effluent from the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is a possible solution to its increased output, says Greens MP Tamara Smith and Byron Shire councillor Cate Coorey.

Effluent for Belongil Creek or a sustainable blueprint for Belongil recovery?

Council is currently implementing a project that will further ignore the reuse option and drain effluent down a shorter flowpath to the Belongil estuary. But what do the community want the sewage treatment plant in Byron to achieve?

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.