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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips....

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback...

Comment: Catherine Cusack opens up about the crisis in our classrooms

'I came prepared for my last Parliamentary Committee Hearing with a fat file of public submissions to assist questioning of witnesses.' 

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Kids Big Day Out at the Byron Writers Festival 2022

If you are a kid, or you know a kid who loves books, reading and creativity, then Byron Writers Festival’s ‘Kids Big Day Out’ on Sunday 28 August is the ultimate event for you!

Stories about "Byron Bay markets":

Shopping local at markets pivots to online 

Byron Markets has moved online in a bid to support its struggling stallholders to service the local community during COVID-19.

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...

MP Cusack attacks community centre and councillor

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.

Market move means destruction of dunes

Miles Shorten, Green & Clean Awareness Team. Currently plans are afoot to move the monthly Byron markets to beside the dunes at Main Beach. The...

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....

Byron market stallholders call for location certainty

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.

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...

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...