The location and inaccessibility of the beach wheelchair at Byron Bay have meant that potential users have struggled to gain access to it since its relocation from Pacific Apartments in Byron Bay.
The Byron Shire Council has defended its decision to recover part of the legal costs associated with defending the Butler Street bypass as well as trying to force the Byron Bay residents group to supply membership and donor names and addresses through the courts.
The eviction notice handed to the Byron Environment Centre by Byron Shire Council on October 16 was officially revoked at the council's extraordinary meeting last Thursday. But the centre's long-term tenure is still in doubt.
One Vision Productions, who work with the youth of the Byron Shire and beyond, recently set up a Creative Hub as a permanent base in the Byron Arts and Industry Estate and have begun a crowdfunding campaign to fund it.
Confusion and anger are being expressed at the treatment of the Byron Environment Centre and the community members of the Byron Bay master plan team following a letter from Byron Shire Council to the BEC telling it move its rotunda.
Around 14,000 young school leavers will be in Byron Bay over the two and a half weeks from November 17 and lots of volunteers are needed to help out at the Byron Schoolies HUB - now is the time to get involved.
How do you think the flood recovery went in your area? Was it good, bad or ugly? It has been around six months since Cyclone Debbie hit the north coast and there are still plenty of people and business who are just getting back onto the feet.
There were over 100 entries into the inaugural Velvet Cafe writing competition and the winners of the three categories have now been announced.
For all those early risers who would love to not only enjoy a fantastic morning walk along the beautiful local coastline but would like to raise awareness and money towards brain cancer research get involved in the Lennox to Byron walk for brain cancer.
Emerging acts from the Northern Rivers are being given the chance to take centre stage at this years 25th Falls Festival through the 'foster a band' concept.
Charles Macfarland, Ewingsdale. I understand Byron Shire Council is thinking about changing the name of our town. I’m for it.
Byron Bay’s One Vision Productions has just completed a powerful music video clip with indigenous students from Kingscliff High School that has gone viral.
Karin Ecker is showing her film The Dolphin Story, narrated by Hollywood Star Kiefer Sutherland, at the Pighouse Flicks in Byron Bay at 1.30 pm on the 29 September to raise funds for her 11 year-old son's film Plastic Alarm. Plastic Alarm raises awareness of the impact plastic has on marine life.
The Nude Olympics are officially coming to Byron Bay. Organisers have decided it is time to head down the coast to more liberal climes to celebrate the delight of a naked fun in the sun.
Thirty-one years have passed since Nicholas Shand dreamed up this newspaper and collected a band of similar dreamers to help him make it real. In those 31 years The Echo has grown, like a magic beanstalk, far taller than we ever imagined, and it is now one of the primary institutions of Byron Shire.
The Beach Hotel in Byron Bay is once again changing hands and future owners, the Impact Investment Group, have confirmed to Echonetdaily they are expecting settlement in around six months – some time in February 2018.
The Northern Hotel Rams Reserves reserved their place in next Saturday’s Football Far North Coast Grand Finals with a thumping 4-0 win over Lismore Thistles at the Rec Grounds on the weekend.
Are you interested in writing a grant application? Whether it is for the arts or infrastructure Jim Beatson and Cherie Bromley have a wealth of experience to share with you. The grant writing workshops are being run through the Byron Community Centre Volunteer Hub .
Everything starts as an idea that has the potential to grow into something big. That is what happened for 11-year-old local boy Arlian who is now known as the Plastic Free Boy.
Basic infrastructure must be improved to support the Byron Shire’s thriving festival and events scene and it’s up to the NSW and federal governments to foot the bill, the founder of the Byron Writers Festival has told a tourism conference.
Council staff, headed by general manager Ken Gainger, have taken it upon themselves to prepare a development application (DA) to use Cavanbah Centre on Ewinsgsdale Road as a primitive camping and a market site.
It’s about culture, it’s about creative and it is about caring for your community. The Encounter Byron project is building on the foundations of the Kulchajam space to be a ‘showcase of the emerging culture of Byron,’ according to director Adam Collett.
It may have started as a way of recording the early life story and romance of her and husband Jim for her children, but it quickly turned into something far more.
Much-loved Byron identity Malcolm Dadd died last week.
Two men have been charged with large commercial drug supply following an investigation in the state’s far north.