A 15-year-old Ocean Shores male was arrested at Byron Bay last Friday and charged with GBH over an alleged assault against another teenager at a party in a disused railway tunnel.
Billinudgel is reimagining itself and will be decking its streets in preparation for spring as it creates a new festival for the town this September 22.
Billinudgel is inviting everyone to celebrate a year on from Cyclone Debbie as they come together to reconnect and reflect on the last year at the flood anniversary gathering this Friday, April 13 from 5 till 8pm.
Tanya McIntyre (nee West) is struggling with advanced cancer and she, her husband Scotty and daughter Shanise were overwhelmed by the love and support shown by their local Billinudgel community on Sunday December 10.
How do you think the flood recovery went in your area? Was it good, bad or ugly? It has been around six months since Cyclone Debbie hit the north coast and there are still plenty of people and business who are just getting back onto the feet.
With the impact of the March floods still being felt, Billinudgel residents and businesses are being urged to come together to discuss how the village can develop a flood plan for the future.
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With suggestions now being taken for renaming the North Ocean Shores sports field, The Echo profiles a Billinudgel lad who became Australia’s first Indigenous judge to be appointed to the District Court of NSW.
Recent heavy rains have allowed the Byron council and SES to demonstrate some of the changes that they are making in relation to flood responses in the north of the shire following the flood meeting on June 1.
Help for residents of Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Billinudgel and other locally affected areas of the Byron Shire still hangs in the balance following cyclone Debbie.
After several false starts residents of north Byron shire have finally got a flood meeting this Thursday, 1 June. The meeting aims to 'facilitate an open discussion, where business and residents can raise any questions they may have regarding Council's role both pre and post flood.'
After more than six weeks since flood devastation, the case for category C funding for parts of Byron Shire and Burringbar have now been signed off by the NSW state government.
The recent flood recovery meeting held in Mullumbimby on May 11 received criticism from some locals who felt that it had been hijacked by Our Earth Online rather than dealing with the immediate needs of the community currently in crisis while others felt it successfully achieved its aims.
Residents of the Middle Pocket sent a clear message to the Byron shire council on Saturday when they came out in force to oppose the Lord Byron distillery currently under consideration by the council for the valley.
Local residents have been alarmed at the proposal for a distillery, called Lord Byron, in the Middle Pocket and are calling a meeting on Saturday 13 May at the Billinudgel Hotel to discuss the issue.
Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith has questioned the emergency services minister over the process of providing flood relief and support to Byron Shire and why the Byron Shire hasn’t received adequate flood relief assistance yet.
While the impacts from ex-cyclone Debbie are still fresh in everyones mind Byron Shire Council and Our Earth online are coordinating a public meeting to look at how the flood response was handled and what can be done to handle it more effectively in the future.
The Billinudgel community have been working together to help each other back on their feet and now you can help.
Byron and Ballina Shires appear forgotten amongst the devastation of cyclone Debbie. Businesses and residents continue to struggle to rebuild their lives with no assistance from the State or Federal governments disaster recovery program.
Residents have been contacting The Echo asking where the Byron Shire council have been? The region has been declared a natural disaster and the council appeared to be closed for the weekend.
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As Billinudgel’s resilient residents cleaned up and counted their losses on Sunday, at least one business said that an earlier warning from the SES would have saved them thousands of dollars in stock loss and damage to clients’ cars.
Billinudgel's landmark pedestrian bridge over the old and new Pacific Highway has been named after the late Lloyd Poynting, who ran the village's general store for almost 50 years and was a founding member of the Billinudgel RSL Sub-branch.