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Sleepbus service opens in Ballina

Sleepbus, the innovative solution for rough sleepers, has opened in Ballina after relocating from Byron Bay.

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Seniors Festival returns March 11

The Byron Seniors Festival is back, and will be held from March 11 to 15 at the Byron Community Centre.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Ballina Council have removed any doubt that the development of housing on land it owns in Wollongbar is for the benefit of ‘key workers’.

Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

SAE Institute now a University College

Creative media educator, SAE, says it is has been reclassified from institute to a University College. 

Bangalow rezoning proposal includes first affordable housing lot for Council 

A scheme created by Byron Council in a bid to generate more affordable housing in the shire looks set to get its first workout when a housing project comes before this week’s Council meeting.

Woman missing from Evans Head

Police are asking the public for help finding a woman reported missing from the Evans Head area but also known to frequent the Ballina area.

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Editorial – If you haven’t got anything to hide…

It’s an odd Byron Shire Council that Mayor Michael Lyon, and acting General Manager (GM), Shannon Burt, lead.

Reflections yet to adhere to court orders

NSW government-run corporation, Reflections, is yet to fulfil court orders around its management at the Terrace Holiday Park in Brunswick Heads, despite a settlement being reached with Byron Council in the Land & Environment Court in 2021.

Council pushes back against developers

Byron Council has taken a stand against developers who seek to incrementally breach the Shire’s development rules by repeatedly modifying their plans.

Heritage House hopes to stand on its own stumps

The Bangalow Historical Society says it can successfully operate the Bangalow Heritage House on its own without the significant level of intervention proposed by Byron Council.

Council struggles to get Indigenous engagement

Byron Council does not have effective engagement with any of the Aboriginal groups in the Shire, last week’s Council meeting heard.

Housing forum at Byron Council looks to solutions

This weekend will see housing action outside the Byron Shire Council chambers as the lack of accessible and affordable housing in the region is...

Is there a conflict of interest in consultant reports to Byron Council?

Byron Council is overly-reliant on analysis and advice from external consultancies, some of which have conflicts of interest which inhibit their ability to provide frank and fearless advice, Greens Councillor Duncan Dey says.

A hopeful future for Byron Feros residents

At yesterday’s Byron Shire Council Meeting, during a Mayoral Minute, Mayor Michael Lyon moved a motion to confirm that Council supports Crown Lands running an Expression of Interest process to test interest from potential aged care providers for Feros Village.

Dog owners beware – bird breeding begins 

Byron Council is calling on dog owners to keep their dogs strictly within designated dog off-lead areas on local beaches to help protect endangered shorebirds which are currently breeding.

Draw your puss to win cat pack prizes

The reason cats take up so much of the collective internet space is because they are just so incredibly cute – we love them! But we don't always keep them inside when they should be.

Bangalow rezoning proposal includes first affordable housing lot for Council 

A scheme created by Byron Council in a bid to generate more affordable housing in the shire looks set to get its first workout when a housing project comes before this week’s Council meeting.

SAE Institute now a University College

Creative media educator, SAE, says it is has been reclassified from institute to a University College. 

Lismore skate ramp on the move

Tomorrow the vertical skate ramp from Victoria Street in Lismore will be transported by road to Nimbin, to a private property.

Man dies at unpatrolled Yamba beach

A man has died after being swept into surf at Pippi Beach, near Yamba, north of Coffs Harbour.