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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

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.

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

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.

Stories about "Brunswick Heads crown parks and reserves":

New ministers lobbied over Bruns parks saga

Brunswick Heads residents have lobbied the new state lands and local-government ministers over the long-running battle to stop encroachment of public foreshore land under planned upgrades of the town’s three crown reserve caravan parks.

Our foreshore public parks in danger of being privatised

Sean O'Meara, Brunswick Heads. At last week' Byron Shire Council meeting, councillors again unanimously objected to the actions of North Coast Holiday Parks (NCHP) and their aggressive attempts to expand their boundaries and claim much of Brunswick Heads public riverside parks, foreshore areas and river access as exclusively theirs.

Brunswick Heads foreshore lands must be returned for public use

Michele Grant, convenor
 Foreshore Protection Group. It’s crunch time for Crown lands: licence agreements for Brunswick Heads caravan parks are up for renewal and Byron Shire Council will be reconsidering holiday park boundaries at Thursday’s meeting.

Brunswick Heads parks managers recalcitrant

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. North Coast Holiday Parks (NCHP) and the then North Coast Accommodation Trust (NCAT) were recalcitrant in preparing Plans of Management (POM) for Massey Greene and The Terrace caravan parks, in wilful and deliberate defiance of Byron Shire Council's (BSC) resolutions on their operational boundaries and conditions of licence.

Some evicted van owners still have a chance

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. Designated storage van sites in caravan parks have traditionally been taken up by those who do not want to live as permanent tenants and be bound by the number of calendar days one has to be in residence. Most often these sites are leased and have dwellings on them which can be used by the owner as holiday accommodation

Long-term van owners evicted from Bruns parks

Thirty-three long-term holidaymakers have received eviction notices from the management of three Brunswick Heads holiday parks: Massey Greene, The Terrace and Ferry Reserve.

Brunswick Heads memorial trees ignored

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. The May newsletter from NSW Holiday Parks Trust (NSWCHPT) gives a glowing account of their relationship with the community of Brunswick Heads, but that's not what's happening with local parks managers and the community.

Brunswick Heads foreshore campaigners offered support

Kim Ostinga, Friends of King Edward Park. Our recent success was founded on the failure of the minister and the Newcastle City Council to fulfill their public law obligations.

Minister urges protection of Brunswick Heads’ WWI memorial pines

In a fortnight, the centenary of Anzac Day will be celebrated across Australia, but Brunswick Heads residents fighting to preserve a stand of historic cypress trees planted in a park in memory of locals who served in World War I are asking ‘will we remember them?’

Government denies public access over profits at Brunswick Heads

Jeff Johnson, Ballina shire councillor and Independent candidate for the seat of Ballina. The proposal by the state-appointed NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust to deny public access to the foreshore at Brunswick Heads is a disgrace and shows the contempt with which the state government treats the public.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...