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New COVID-19 cases in Byron, Kyogle and Casino

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

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Electrici-wee? Getting energy from wastewater

Could we ever use urine to power batteries? An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Pre-Accelerator program on offer

Those seeking to start a business, or with an early-stage business are encouraged to apply for one of four subsidised program places through the Sourdough Business Pathways Pre-Accelerator Program.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

A smoothie operator

Mullum, the town with everything, now has its own new specialty smoothie bar...

Council hopeful of sand returning to eroded Byron beaches

The Byron Shire Council reported ‘indications’ late last week that sand was returning to the popular beaches.

Stories about "Byron Bay paid parking":

Will Byron Council lower parking fines?

Should Byron Shire Councillors vote to lower parking fines from $110 to $80 tomorrow? Before you say 'of course', it will cost $158,200 in lost revenue

Byron school parking fees prompt staff complaints

Byron Council is engaged in delicate negotiations with Byron Public School over the question of whether teachers should have to pay for parking in the streets around the school.

Pay parking to part-fund Byron masterplan projects 

Byron Mayor Simon Richardson (Greens) has been successful in gaining support to allocate at least 50 per cent of Byron Bay’s pay-parking revenue to masterplan projects from the 2018–2019 financial year.

Calls for a rethink on Byron paid parking revenue

A long-time opponent of paid parking claims that Byron Shire Council’s latest decision to allocate at least 50 per cent of paid parking revenue from Byron Bay to projects in the town doesn’t go far enough.

Tourists should pay to park, not residents

L. Cronin, Billinudgel.  As we have few ways to raise money from tourists to maintain our crumbling infrastructure, I am all in favour of extending...

Paid parking not all bad for Byron

While much has been made of Byron Bay’s paid parking, which as Echonetdaily revealed this week has earned the council $500,000 in less than three months, even the town's chamber of commerce members aren’t universally opposed.

Byron Bay paid parking nets $500k in cash

What business wouldn’t be happy about earning $500,000 in cash? Byron Shire Council has announced that’s how much its controversial parking meters have collected in the short time they’ve been in place.

Another paid parking joke

Françoise Teclemariam, Suffolk Park. I read on the council’s receipt for my upgrade to paid parking that I have been deprived of 10 days of parking between August 13, 2015 (the purchase date of last year’s sticker, which was my date of renewal this year according to the ancient rules), and the new expiry date of August 2, 2016 (as shown on the receipt of the upgraded purchase of this year rules).

Byron Bay’s berko parking meters causing angst

Byron Bay’s controversial parking meters are allowing people pay for more than the maximum time limit, resulting in people who think they have parked legally later discovering they’ve copped a hefty fine.

Dobbers and robbers

Shushona Murray, Mullumbimby. Not only are our guests to the shire being parking metered out of the Bay, the confusing roadworks, changes of lane, speed signs and now cameras are major turnoff in all senses and now a significant revenue raiser for the highly questionable roads and Maritime service fines dept.

The circular economy in action

Life Cykel is a versatile, forward thinking and high ethos company that focuses on harnessing the circular economy and the great potential that mushrooms possess to create quality products for human, and planetary, health.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 September, 2021

Byron Writers Festival co-presents a special online event with acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen. 

Organic local Koala Tea

Koala Tea has won several awards over the years and has been inducted into the ACO Organic Hall of Fame.

Organic Forrest

Pioneers of the organic food movement, David Forrest and Sue Mangan have been farming in Federal since 1978.