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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

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Heritage Bruns?

David Kolb, Brunswick Head When Mathew O’Reilly spoke to Council regarding heritage listing for parts of Brunswick Heads he was quoted...

Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Buy and sell food app launches

Finding it too hard to purchase local produce via social media, partners Vanessa and Leisa thought there must be a better way.

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Opinion divided over Mullumbimby sewer trial

Byron Council’s decision to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a low-pressure sewerage system trial in Mullumbimby has produced an angry response from residents who say it flies in the face of expert advice and common sense.

Nothing clear or transparent about Mullum’s sewage system

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads. ‘Clear and transparent’. These were the words put forward by the Byron Council’s citizens jury, – words that the community should...

Sewage ‘poured into Brunswick River for weeks’

Partially treated sewage containing dangerous bacteria flowed into the Brunswick River for weeks while Byron Council argued over the cost of repairing the Brunswick Valley Sewage Treatment Plant, a former Council employee says.

Is Brunswick Valley STP overloaded?

It’s the morning of January 1, 2015, and just outside Mullumbimby, something very unwelcome is bubbling up from the depths. At the Brunswick Valley Sewerage Treatment Plant, raw or partially treated sewage is flowing out of a processing unit.

Byron sewerage systems overloaded, says former councillor

Byron Council's sewearge treatment plants are expensive to run, generate significant greenhouse emissions and at times are massively overloaded. A former councillor and civil engineer says it's time for a new approach to sewerage in the shire.

Doubt cast over Byron sewer rate reduction offer

A former Byron councillor says a recent announcement by the shire’s GM Ken Gainger that council is looking at reducing sewerage charges is nothing more than ‘a sweetener’ and will be ‘forgotten by 2017-18’.

Time to investigate Byron’s failing sewerage plants

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads Byron Shire Council's meeting on December 15 will be a test of the newly elected councillors when they discuss the report from the...

Sewage seepage is Brunswick River’s biggest problem

James Blacket, Myocum. Notwithstanding any plans for the Brunswick Heads boat harbour and river, the water quality in the river remains the greatest impediment to any rejuvenation. The well known source of the pollution is Mullumbimby’s broken sewerage system mixing with stormwater.

Infiltration problems of Brunswick Valley sewer system

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. Following Mr Rees' response to an analysis of data on inflow to the Brunswick Valley STP given to Byron Shire Council and councillors, I can report that the infiltration problem into the collection system during wet weather events continues, and has been a 'standing problem with Council reports going back to 1973.'

Interview with Mell Coppin and Zara Noruzi, from Byron Comedy Festival

Byron Bay Comedy Festival: Bringing in the Laughs. Last year wiped out our entire entertainment program, but while things aren’t completely back to normal, it’s looking up. The easing of COVID-19 Public Health restrictions means that smaller events are back!

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Aged Care Fail

Our aged care system is broken. We didn’t need a Royal Commission to tell us that many of our old people have been abused by the system that is supposed to care for them. But now we have hard evidence that we are failing our elders. Some of the data that has been released is shocking. One in five residents have experienced sexual or physical abuse.

Sowing the seed for a connected, local food chain

Lisa Machin If you’ve ever been to the New Brighton or Mullum Farmers Markets you’d be forgiven if you thought you were seeing double. Over the...

The moveable feast

David Lowe There’s never been a better time to revisit the classic picnic and its many variants. With many venues moving to focus on outdoor dining...