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Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

Ahead of the Australia Day celebrations Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Kevin Chavez have been announced as Lismore’s 2022 Australia Day Ambassadors.

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

The earliest unequivocally modern human remains in Africa

There may be earlier remains of modern humans – but science is certain about these ones.

776 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

There’s no shortage of positive COVID-19 cases in the Northern NSW Health District with the current count likely to be an underestimation of the numbers due to the overwhelmed testing capacity.

What do you do next if you test positive to COVID?

With more than a third of callers to the National Coronavirus Helpline asking about isolation, healthdirect has launched a guide to help those who are COVID-19 positive know what they should do while isolating at home and when to seek medical help.

Northern Rivers closing in on 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases

There were 962 COVID positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Northern NSW Health District in the 24 hours up to 8pm 11 January.

Stories about "Butler Street markets":

No plan to move Byron markets: Spooner

A staff recommendation to ‘activate the Byron Bay rail corridor’ that is due to go before Byron Council this week includes a recommendation to allow ‘development for markets with development consent'.

Market site referred to EPA

The Butler Street location of Byron’s markets has been reported to the NSW Environment Protection Authority following recently raised concerns about contamination at the former tip site. 

Who’s bullying whom over market site?

Jules Claydon, Byron Market stallholder, Crabbes Creek. With all due respect to BCC staff loyalty it’s heartening to hear that management is implementing a new...

Stallholder group supports Butler Street market relocation

A market stallholders’ association has told The Echo that they are happy to move from the Butler Street Reserve and support Byron Shire Council’s push for a carpark and possible transit hub on the location.

Market stallholders want to stay where they are

Ian Brown, Save Byron Community Markets Committee.  Sarah Ndiaye, last Sunday we asked Byron Bay market stallholders if they wanted to stay on Butler Street Reserve....

Don’t disperse the Byron Community Market

Tanya and Sky Wesolowski, Coorabell. The flat section of the Butler Street Reserve located at the disused rubbish depot was gazetted for Public Recreation in...

Market stallholders appalled at council plan to purchase Crown land

Byron Shire councillors all agreed at last Thursday’s meeting to a staff report that recommends buying the Butler Street reserve from NSW Crown Lands.

Markets and parking can co-exist: mayor

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson says a low-key car park at Byron Bay's Butler Street Reserve can go hand-in-hand with the regular markets held on the site. But a new group representing market stallholders is not convinced.

Market stallholders ‘threatened’ by Byron council plan

Talks last week have failed to placate stallholders at two markets that operate out of Byron Bay’s Butler Street Reserve, which is due to be resumed for a council carpark and works depot next year.

Football field should be used for parking

Helen Revis, Suffolk Park. Why can't the football field at the end of Marvell Street be used for parking, instead of the proposed present market site in Butler Street, on Thursdays and some Sundays?

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and something special for your birthday. Member...

1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’ markets every week. Both Coles and...