A unanimous vote by councillors at Thursday’s meeting (Sept 20) has refused a development application (DA) for a 3 and 4 G mobile tower in Wilsons Creek, located behind Mullumbimby.
By Cr Basil Cameron. Poorly considered comments from the departing general manager (GM) in a recent report to Council have rightly stirred up much discussion in our little democracy.
Byron Shire councillors have voted unanimously to reject a massive housing/industrial proposal on Ewingsdale Road. Every councillor spoke against the West Byron application by Queensland company Villa World and Sydney-based developer Terry Agnew.
Divisions between landowners over future land use on Saddle Road near the Brunswick Heads highway interchange have flared up after council included the area into Residential Land Use Strategy recommendations at last Thursday’s council meeting. A staff report entitled Byron... Read More →
The recent flood recovery meeting held in Mullumbimby on May 11 received criticism from some locals who felt that it had been hijacked by Our Earth Online rather than dealing with the immediate needs of the community currently in crisis while others felt it successfully achieved its aims.
Byron and Ballina Shires appear forgotten amongst the devastation of cyclone Debbie. Businesses and residents continue to struggle to rebuild their lives with no assistance from the State or Federal governments disaster recovery program.
In a remarkable change to the local political climate, five new councillors have been voted on to Byron Shire Council.
With a bigger candidate line-up than last election, preferences will undoubtedly play a large part in who gets elected to Byron Shire Council on September 10. What will make the difference is how you vote.
A large-scale disability seniors housing proposal for 338 dwellings on isolated farmland on Rifle Range Road, Bangalow has been secretly knocked back but senior Byron Shire Council staff have called on the state government to change the process under which is was considered.
A Byron Shire Council staff presentation to last year’s NSW coastal conference has put forward a supporting argument for planned retreat at Belongil, claiming that it is a legitimate position that the council can defended in court.
Byron Council has adopted its $73 million operating budget for 2016/17. General rates will rise as per the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal Home rate-pegging determination of 1.8 per cent. For an average household they are estimated to rise by about $44.
Byron Shire councillors voted 8–1 last Thursday to knock back Crown Reserve Holiday Parks’ application for renewal of its approvals to operate the Massey Greene and The Terrace Reserve caravan parks at Brunswick Heads.
Owning a self-storage facility is perhaps one of the best business models in the shire. So why not operate a self-storage facility on your property?
Byron Shire councillor Alan Hunter (Nationals Party) is under investigation by council compliance officers after neighbours alleged he breached his DA conditions for his ‘road transport terminal.’
Peter Noble, Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. The word 'cur' is not classified as a swear word. The dictionary defines it as a mongrel dog - especially a worthless or inferior breed, a base person, a person who is not well liked.
Veronica Guy, Glenrothes. I understand that fluoride is coming back onto Byron Shire Council’s agenda. I welcome this and hope for a positive result.
Matthew Sansom, Byron Bay. This week the Byron Shire's deputy Mayor Cr Dianna Woods, will be preparing a report to revisit that old skeleton in the closet: water fluoridation.
Plans for a Byron Bay liquor accord precinct will be explored after Byron Shire Council voted unanimously in favour at yesterday's ordinary meeting.