Helen Burns, Byron Bay. A community-based campaign is underway to have the Butler Street Reserve in Byron Bay retained as public open space. This is in preference to proposals by Byro Shire Council for an interstate bus terminal, business concessions... Read More →
Outgoing Byron Shire Council general manager Ken Gainger says that a number of claims made by resident Paul Jones regarding plans for Butler Street Reserve were ‘grossly inaccurate.’
The Butler Street Community Network strongly opposes the proposed Byron Shire Council acquisition of the Crown lands, Butler Street Recreation Reserve and its intended development as a bus terminal, 24-hour carpark and central business district (CBD) expansion zone.
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.
Planning confusion and contradictions surround a press release last week by Byron Shire Council that it plans to relocate the Byron markets from Butler Street Reserve in May next year.
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. We received 209 signatures from 350 stalls. We didn’t have the staff to ask all... Read More →
Greens Ballina MP Tamara Smith claims there has been a ‘lack of public consultation' regarding state government plans to place a bus interchange at the site of the Byron markets.
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 1973. For almost 40 years it has been used and recognised as the only site... Read More →
Gyan Purno, Tyagarah. I would like to see the market area retained as parkland of the future, a green space, a continuing part of the larger Butler Street Reserve, still available for markets and other gatherings, exercise and relaxation.
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.
A 49-year old man has been charged after a 48-year old man was found with multiple stab wounds in a popular Byron Bay park at just before midday yesterday (Sunday April 10).
David Sweet, secretary, Byron Bay Community Association. The current Byron Bay markets discussion is being painted as a left v right council brawl.
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.
The Byron Farmers’ Market says it has been given its marching orders to move from Butler Street Reserve in preparation for paid parking in the town. But Byron Shire Council denies that is the case.