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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

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Emergency rally called for Butler Street Reserve 

Residents groups are rallying Sunday March 17 from 11am in a last ditch attempt to save ‘much of what is loved and enjoyed about the old western side of town under threat from major redevelopments’.

Byron markets set to move, without a plan

There appears no certainty as to where the monthly Byron Market and weekly Farmers Market will call home when construction of the Butler Street bypass commences.

Calls to clean up Butler Street Reserve

Hud Maughan wakes each morning wondering what ‘little delights’ he will discover in the front yard of his family’s Byron Bay home. That’s if he managed to get to sleep in the first place.

Community campaign to save Butler Street Reserve

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...

Byron GM refutes Butler Street Reserve allegations

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.’

Locals opposing Butler St bus terminal

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.

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.

Cheaper Byron Bay bypass mooted as markets face removal

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.

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....

Greens split over site for Byron Bay bus interchange

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.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021