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'.
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.
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 culture of anti bullying. However, these comments are made by relative newcomers to BCC and... Read More →
A north coast Liberal MLC launched an extraordinary attack on a Byron Shire Councillor and the Byron Bay Community Centre under parliamentary privilege in the Upper House on Wednesday.
Miles Shorten, Green & Clean Awareness Team. Currently plans are afoot to move the monthly Byron markets to beside the dunes at Main Beach. The Green & Clean Awareness Team (GCAT) have spent the last 20 years successfully restoring the... Read More →
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 →
Byron market stallholders are up in arms over what they say is a lack of engagement or articulated plans for Butler Street Reserve after Byron Shire Council announced – on behalf of the state government – that a bus interchange will be built on the location.
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 →
David Sweet, secretary, Byron Bay Community Association. The current Byron Bay markets discussion is being painted as a left v right council brawl.