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Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

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New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere...

Bangalow health food staff fined for failing to mask-up

Anyone who cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition must now carry proof of exemption.

Zero

Andrew Macklin, Mullumbimby Creek Gareth Smith (July 14), I can see you like the selective use of historical facts and statistics...

Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

This is the full version from the edited down July 28, 2021 Echo print edition: A flyer circulating within the...

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.

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Cranky Women Activists’ vigil for the rotunda

Today Byron Shire Council plan to relocate the Railway Park rotunda which houses the Byron Environment Centre (BEC) to its new location within the park – approximately 24 metres north of its current position.

Byron’s Railway Park rotunda to remain

The long-running dispute over the future of Byron’s Railway Park rotunda appears to be a step closer to resolution, after Council agreed to give the much-loved structure a permanent home in the park.

Railway Park rotunda ‘on the move’

The development and ‘beautification’ of Railway Park in Byron Bay is once again under the microscope with the relocation of the Environment Centre's rotunda still on the cards.

‘Consultation lacking’ on Byron Bay’s Railway Park masterplan project

Plans for an ‘informal amphitheatre’ in Railway Park in Byron’s CBD, along with other improvements, will be tabled at this Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting. Yet the notice of motion has been overshadowed again with claims of improper process and lack of consultation.

Byron Environment Centre saved – for the time being

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.

Byron mayor and GM apologise over railway park fiasco

Byron council staff appear to have misled the community by saying via email to the Byron Environment Centre that the masterplan leadership team provided community feedback ‘that the BEC kiosk in Railway Square would best be located elsewhere.’

Byron council debating BEC eviction Thursday

The eviction notice issued to the Byron Environment Centre (BEC) to remove the rotunda from Railway Park will be debated at the upcoming council meeting this Thursday, November 2. The BEC will be holding a ‘Rotunda Eviction Update’ on December 13.

Markets and environment centre making way for tourist infrastructure

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. Just when you think things couldn’t possibly get worse for locals in the ‘wonderful tourist destination’, now we have the threat...

Anger at Byron Council’s treatment of the BEC

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.

Environment Centre’s ‘cubbytunda’ has a history

Jill Keogh, Federal. Byron Bay Town Centre Master Plan Leadership team (whomever they may be) showed a marked ignorance of the iconic significance of the...

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part of the Rous County Council...

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The draft concept plan for John...

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.