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In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

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Vibrant and colourful seascapes

David Lane is best known for his vibrant and colourful seascapes, however his ability to capture colour and light...

Blue-green algae at Clarrie Hall Dam

Low levels of blue-green algae has been detected at Clarrie Hall Dam, Tweed’s main facility for water storage. A green alert has been issued for the dam.

Giving the 7th a Nudge

Turning seven feels like heaven! Cunning Stunts celebrate the seventh birthday of the beloved Nudge Nudge Wink Wink FUNdraiser...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Quiet White Day – you in?

Will the Voice to Parliament make a difference if white people won’t listen? White voices occupy all the spaces....

Sunday choral celebration to raise funds for new Syrian refugee families

Two Syrian refugee families have been welcomed on the Northern Rivers in recet months as part of a national resettlement pilot program featuring just ten families.

Avoiding parking fees

I have just discovered the solution to avoid parking fees in Byron Bay. Simply buy a motorcycle and park on...

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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.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.