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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Byron Shire tops NSW for homelessness

The latest data from the NSW government’s 2024 Street Count has revealed a stark and troubling reality for Byron Shire, which now accounts for the largest number of rough sleepers in NSW. This highlights the urgent need for support for local homeless services like the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre, Fletcher Street Cottage and other homeless services like Liberation Larder.

Freemasonry looks to its future

Meet the Freemasonry Grand PooBah of Lodge Cavanbah in Byron Bay, Nick Towers.

Concerns over Piggery plans

As a long-term resident of Skinners Shoot, I am writing to express my concern that the article ‘Piggery plans...

National Service

I have to say that having been conscripted into the army in 1970 I couldn’t disagree more with Peter...

Xavier Rudd joins Save Wallum campaign

Popular musician Xavier Rudd has publicly backed the Save Wallum campaign against a controversial housing estate at Brunswick Heads in the Byron Shire.

Art of Change raises $40,000

The 'Art of Change' auction, held on Saturday night at the Byron School of Art in support of Mandy Nolan's campaign for the seat of Richmond, was a resounding success. The event attracted 150 people and raised an impressive $40,000 through the sale of donated artworks.

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Trains, rails and questions of multi-use trails

The question of what to do with the disused rail corridor remains a hot debate 15 years after the last train ran. Rail trail, rail only, rail with trail; it seems the only thing people can agree on is that the corridor is being squandered while it sits unused.

No solar train service till September 16

The Byron Bay Solar Train will not be operating for six days. Scheduled maintenance involving levelling of the three-kilometre section of track will be undertaken during this time.

Solar train case dropped

Byron's solar train appears to have cruised clear of its legal difficulties after a local residents’ group withdrew proceedings against the operators of the service.

Solar train sees impressive passenger numbers

The Byron Bay Railroad Company says it has clocked up its 10,000th passenger in just 19 days of operation. The reaction from passengers has been ‘so uplifting’ according to development director Jeremy Holmes.

Byron Bay train ready to roll on solar

The much-anticipated Byron Bay solar train will be officially launched this Saturday. Public train rides from the North Beach platform on Bayshore Drive will run from 12.30 till 5pm, with live music and celebrations throughout the afternoon.

Train hits track, powered by solar

Two restored 1949 rail motor heritage carriages were delivered to Byron Bay on Friday, marking the final stages of a six year project to run a train along 3 kilometres of track from Belongil to the CBD.

Byron Bay train’s solar conversion underway

The company behind the plan to run a train in Byron Bay train says the conversion of its old diesel train to solar power is on track and test runs should start in a few months.

Claims over solar-run train challenged, again

The Belongil Action Group Association and the Sunrise Progress Association have again questioned whether a planned solar-powered rail service for Byron Bay will be realistic, give claims it could run up to 100 times per day.

Byron rail extension to ease congestion

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. People claiming the Byron Bay Rail Company's train service from Bayshore Drive into Byron Bay will be a nail in the coffin for Byron Bay couldn't more wrong.

Trains, not roads, the answer to congestion

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. People do need to be concerned about dirty diesel emissions, but it's very strange that those concerns are directed at one small Byron train while at the same time ignoring the many tonnes of toxic fumes being released from road transport on our roads and in our towns every day.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.