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Taqueria in Byron celebrates four years

Chupacabra Mexican restaurant in Suffolk Park is turning four this week! Through the ups and downs of the past...

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Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Northern Rivers 

The Northern Rivers encompasses the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl nations with celebrations for NAIDOC taking place up and down the coast. 

Editorial – Byron Council report card

Did you know it’s been six months since councillors were elected? They have another two years to go, and while a usual term is a gruelling four years, this time, it’s shorter, owing to a disrupting bat virus.

Happy New Year!

We all know we can help the planet by reducing our single-use footprint, so why not make a new...

The politics of gentrification and ‘holding the line’

Who are the visionary architects and planners that will protect and enhance this ramshackle surf town’s social fabric and built environment of Byron Bay?

Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

It has been hard for many young people as they have managed the impacts of COVID over the last few years but for students at Main Arm Upper Public School the flood has meant they've been out of their school for almost half a year.

Contentious Bruns DA before Council again

A controversial decision by Byron Council to approve a mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads could be overturned, after a group of councillors who oppose the plan got the numbers for a rescission motion.

Stories about "Byron Bay Sewerage Treatment Plant":

Effluent flows

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The wetland at West Byron Sewage Treatment Plant is an essential part of the sewage treatment process. The wetland is the...

West Byron – wetland or suburb?

Turning the West Byron housing development site into a wetland for excess effluent from the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is a possible solution to its increased output, says Greens MP Tamara Smith and Byron Shire councillor Cate Coorey.

Byron’s sewerage system not flushed with success

Tom Tabart, Bangalow In reference to Alan Dicken's letter Time to investigate Byron's failing sewerage plants. I was a councillor and a member of the Water and...

Sewerage and the Byron GM

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads Suzanne Sticka’s letter in Echonetdaily 11/10/2016 talked about dirty and overflowing toilets at Wategos. A question for Byron Shire Council GM Ken...

Sewage problem leaves a bad smell

Tom Tabart, Bangalow. The letter from Alan Dickens, Sewage overload, is a timely warning that all has not been well in Byron’s sewage management for a long time. As a councillor-member of the sewage and wastewater committee for many years I can endorse Alan Dickens’s claims.

Byron council screwed over hospital sewerage

Fast Buck$, Coorabell. I refer to Echo story concerning the decision to connect the new hospital’s sewerage to the central system rather than construct an onsite disposal system. I am concerned that council staff are reported as saying ‘The decision to connect to the sewer line was a Health Department decision’.

What is Byron sewerage plant’s capacity?

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads. Phil Holloway's statement that, 'when online the hospital development will use less than one per cent of the Byron Bay STP capacity,' is to imply that the West Byron STP is working within it's design capacity now.

Celebrating 40 years of Fig Tree Restaurant

It all started with a simple dream, to convert its original farmhouse in Ewingsdale into a restaurant in which its guests could gather to...

Crabbes Creek Woodfired

By V. Cosford There’s a contingent of Europeans who don’t mind travelling a considerable distance in order to stock up on Jon and Gina Hutton’s...

Stone & Wood’s Brewery Festival Returns

Stone & Wood are opening the gates to their Murwillumbah brewery with the return of their ‘Murbah Open Day’, on Saturday 6 August. Welcoming the...

Decades of volunteering earn prestigious NSW Sports Award

Brenda Zakaras and John Beasley from Lennox Head were two of 19 sports volunteers from a wide cross-section of sports who received a Distinguished...