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Byron Shire Council elections still being counted

There are 25,414 registered voters in the Byron Shire local government area (LGA) who are responsible for electing a...

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Public health neglected

On Monday 29 November 2021, I was in Mullumbimby Woolworths around 1–1.30pm. I counted 14 people without a mask,...

For the love of dogs!

In response to Alison Drover’s opinion piece (November 17, 2021). She said Byron is not a ‘doggie destination’ and...

Obstruction claims over holiday letting rejected by Planning Dept

The NSW Planning Department has hit back at suggestions that it has obstructed Byron Council’s attempt to limit short-term holiday letting in the Shire.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.

Work is starting on Tweed Rail Trail

The Tweed Council section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a 24km section that stretches from the Murwillumbah Railway Station to Crabbes Creek and work is starting on the construction.

Byron in crisis

The housing crisis in Byron Bay, and Australia in general, is urgent. There is no easy fix. Too many...

Stories about "blue-green algae":

Amber blue-green algae alert Lake Ainsworth

Currently, there is an Amber alert for Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Clarrie Hall Dam red alert for blue-green algae

Council has issued a red alert for blue-green algae at Clarrie Hall Dam following its latest water test results.

Blue-green algae alerts at Uki and Bray Park Weir

Tweed Council is wanting to assure residents that treated water from the Tweed mains supply remains safe to drink despite alerts for blue-green algae being extended in the Shire.

Blue-green algae amber alert at Clarrie Hall Dam

Tweed Shire Council says its reticulated water supply remains safe to drink as water treatment processes remove any potential toxins, together with taste and odour compounds, from blue-green algae.

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.

Blue-green algae alert downgraded at Bray Park Weir

The recent rainfall has helped downgrade blue-green algae alerts across the region. Bray Park Weir has now been downgraded from amber to green which means...

Lake Ainsworth open – blue-green algae alert removed

The blue-green algae bloom Red Alert level warning (high alert) for Lake Ainsworth that has been in place since 20 October has been removed.

Blue-green algae red alert for Lake Ainsworth

Lake Ainsworth is currently experiencing a blue-green algae bloom and Ballina Shire Council has issued a Red Alert level warning (high alert).

Alcohol-free zones to continue in Ballina Shire

Four areas of public land in the Ballina Shire are to stay alcohol-free zones for at least another three years.

Work is starting on Tweed Rail Trail

The Tweed Council section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a 24km section that stretches from the Murwillumbah Railway Station to Crabbes Creek and work is starting on the construction.

Jo Jo Smith back in town for one show only

It will be a night to remember with Jo Jo Smith back in town for a performance at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club this Saturday, 11 December.

NORPA announces stellar 2022 season

This morning in a special online event, NORPA revealed some of the adventurous, world-class shows that will transport audiences to different worlds in 2022.